The GCM Grosvenor Small and Emerging Managers Conference’s mission is to raise the visibility of small, emerging and diverse investment managers, while providing institutional investors access to these managers. The Conference helps forge long-lasting relationships by facilitating connections between managers and investors in a welcoming community of talented industry colleagues. One of the longest-running events of its kind, 2018 marked the SEM Conference’s 12th year with another sell-out of over 750 attendees.
This year, the theme of “Insights. Connections. Momentum.” captured the SEM Conference’s vision of providing top-flight content and engaging attendees to advance the small and emerging manager industry. This year’s program featured content on multiple alternative asset class tracks, a look at the state of the emerging manager market, and new “beyond investing” segments that tackled non-investment issues. Featured Speaker Sarah Blakely was vibrant, humorous and insightful as she brought to life her entrepreneurial spirit in discussing her approach to how she built and runs her business, SPANX.
GCM Grosvenor thanks the over 230 LPs, consultants and allocators who joined us at the 2018 SEM Conference.