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2019 Sponsors & Partners

From the Producers of
The Women's Private Equity Summit
Falk Marques
Platinum Sponsor:

Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP ( is a 2,500-attorney law firm representing global clients in investment funds, private equity/M&A and other complex corporate transactions, government, regulatory and internal investigations, restructuring, litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property matters.

Named a Private Equity Practice Group of the Year by Law360 for the last eight consecutive years, Kirkland is a recognized global leader in providing sophisticated advice to investment fund sponsors, institutional investors and other market participants in the alternative investment fund space. The Firm offers clients the unsurpassed resources of a large, integrated, multidisciplinary, global team located across 15 offices located in New York, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Palo Alto, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.

Kirkland promotes the recruitment, retention and advancement of its women attorneys and aims to develop them into leaders within their practice groups, the Firm, the legal profession and the community. The Firm is proud to sponsor the 11th Annual Women's Alternative Investment Summit.


KPMG LLP is honored to be a platinum sponsor of the Women's Alternative Investment Summit, continuing our longstanding efforts to advance women in leadership and their visibility in the market.

KPMG works with private equity firms and portfolio companies helping them navigate the challenges of the capital markets, intense deal competition, escalating valuations, and a complex regulatory environment.

In 2003, KPMG established its Women's Advisory Board (WAB) to develop and drive initiatives that support, advance, retain, and reward women. That same year, the WAB established KPMG's Network of Women (KNOW) to deliver programs and strengthen strategic alliances locally.

Four years ago, KPMG, PGA of America, and the LPGA announced the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, a program focused on developing, advancing, and empowering women. Debuting in June 2015, and continuing on with a five year commitment by KPMG, PGA and LPGA, the annual event brings together a golf championship, a women's leadership summit, and a community initiative to inspire and develop new generations of female leaders.

Gold Sponsor:


BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of March 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.52 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit

Coller Capital

Coller Capital, founded in 1990, is one of the world's leading investors in private equity's secondary market – widely acknowledged as an innovator and a stand-out player at the complex end of secondaries.

The firm provides liquidity solutions to private equity investors worldwide, acquiring interests in private equity funds, portfolios of private companies, and other private equity-related assets. With headquarters in London, and offices in New York and Hong Kong, Coller's multinational investment team has a truly global reach.

In December 2015, the firm closed Coller International Partners VII, with capital commitments of $7.15 billion and backing from approximately 170 of the world's leading institutional investors.
Twitter: @Coller_Capital


Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, KKR is a leading global investment firm with approximately $205 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2019. The firm manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies. KKR invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities through its capital markets business. References to KKR's investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR's website at and on Twitter @KKR_Co.

Wellington Management

Wellington Management's alternatives capabilities benefit from what we think is the best of both worlds: the resources and reach of a US$1 trillion global investment manager and the agility and entrepreneurial spirit of a US$37 billion alternatives boutique. Our private ownership model, world-class infrastructure, and long-term mind-set help us attract and retain talented alternatives investment professionals. We combine their skill with robust risk-management tools to help deliver solutions to the complex challenges our clients face. To learn more about our alternative strategies, including hedged equity, fixed income, and multi-asset solutions, visit us at (Figures are as of 31 March 2019)

Silver Sponsor:


Walkers is a leading international law firm. We provide legal, corporate, compliance and fiduciary services to global corporations, financial institutions, capital markets participants and investment fund managers. Our clients are the most innovative firms and institutions across the financial markets, and rely on us for our ability to provide solutions to their most important legal and business issues. We develop globally-minded, entrepreneurial lawyers who are experts in their field and committed to client service. Walkers is consistently ranked in the top tier of the leading global legal directories. Recognized for being a 'dynamic team that is very user friendly', a regular comment by clients is that Walkers is the "go-to" firm for offshore legal advice.

Specialty Sponsor:

United Health Care

United Healthcare is an operating division of UnitedHealth Group® – the largest single health carrier in the United States. With nation's single largest proprietary network that reaches 98 percent of the United States' population, portfolio companies and their employees can choose from more than 937K physicians and health care professionals and 5,800 hospitals.

At United Healthcare, we're committed to delivering health care solutions that meet the unique needs of Private Equity firms and portfolio companies. The dedicated Private Equity team understands the complex and diverse landscape, offering customized purchasing arrangements to bring the value of an aggregated purchasing model to your portfolio companies but still allowing them to choose the funding arrangement and plan design that meets the needs of their business.

Grasshopper Bank

Grasshopper is the first commercial digital bank in the U.S. As founders ourselves, we didn't see the bank we needed, so we built it. We're entrepreneurs serving entrepreneurs, and we're committed to making banking simple, frictionless, and transparent for everyone from pre-seed startups to established VC and PE firms.

Grasshopper features easy online account application and the ability to manage all your banking needs from your mobile device. We're committed to protecting you and your data from the security threats of today and tomorrow. Because we're building the bank from the ground up, we are able to incorporate constant user feedback into our roadmap. We'll be listening to you to see which products are most important to your business and supporting you on your journey with a white glove client experience.

We're a part of your community and you're a part of ours. When one of us succeeds, we all succeed. We're investing in our clients' successes and in our future clients' successes, while providing access and opportunity to the next generation of makers and doers.


Lever Point

LeverPoint is a leading boutique Fund Administrator committed to delivering integrated accounting and reporting solutions for our clients in order to provide Fund Administration, Management Company Administration and Tax services.

LeverPoint provides accounting and Fund Administration solutions to over 145 firms with approximately $65B in AUA. Our clients are spread over a diverse range of Private Equity and Venture Capital firms across the country, ranging in size from first time firms with AUM of $50M, to established firms with AUM of $19B, including: Buyout, Venture Capital, General Partnerships, Real Estate, Blocker Entities, SPV's, Fund of Funds, Mezzanine and Credit.

From traditional to complex Fund structures and reporting, LeverPoint is committed to providing our clients with a suite of accounting services specific to your needs. Our team of over 180 trusted professionals are committed to providing Funds of all sizes and complexities tailored back office and accounting solutions.

LeverPoint's service model includes critical features that differentiate us from other administrators in the industry. Based on our continued growth and success, we have developed the foundation necessary for a successful third party administrator to provide operational excellence to clients and their investors, allowing them to effectively grow and monitor the optimal performance of their business.

There is no limitation to what we can achieve together.


TMF Group is a multinational professional services firm, helping clients operate internationally and 'belong' wherever they are in the world. They do this with the help of truly local experts who make sure firms are properly set up to do business in any country and help them remain compliant with local and international regulations. Their work includes helping companies of all sizes with business services such as HR and payroll, accounting and tax, corporate secretarial, global governance and administration services for structured finance, private equity and real estate investments.


UMB Fund Services provides a broad array of services for both mutual funds and alternative investments – as well as turnkey solutions for launching a registered alternative fund, a mutual fund or a collective fund. UMBFS offers a one-stop solution providing clients with a full range of services for hedge funds, private equity, funds of funds, and all types of registered alternative funds.

The company's full-service lineup for alternative products includes:
  • Product formation assistance
  • Administration
  • Fund accounting
  • Investor accounting and reporting
  • Tax
  • Custody (through our affiliate, UMB Bank, n.a.)

UMB Fund Services offers unparalleled service, leading-edge technology, and the stability of a highly capitalized parent organization that has been around for 100+ years. Learn more at

Educational Partners:


Kauffman Fellows, established in 1995 and based in Silicon Valley, seeks to develop leaders in capital formation and build on the success they have already achieved. Each year, a class of approximately 60 venture capital and other investors (LPs, family office, PE, accelerator) is selected. The program challenges each Fellow to accelerate their impact through self-reflection, peer learning, 1-on-1 mentoring, and a structured curriculum taught by leading venture capitalists and global thought leaders.

Each class meets quarterly for 3.5 days over a two-year period. Inspired by Ewing Marion Kauffman and his legacy of conducting business in a scrupulously honest fashion, we measure our success by the number of new businesses we nurture and inspire, by the longevity of these businesses, and by the long-term returns generated for entrepreneurs, investors, and society as a whole.

Our trust-based network of 649 Fellows in 48 countries have collectively deployed over $50 billion in capital, and created over 700,000 jobs.

Kauffman Fellows has a strong commitment to diversity, actively recruiting individuals who believe our community is stronger and better when we value and respect everyone. This essential core value guides us in our service to entrepreneurs, investors and colleagues.

Applications open Fall, 2019 for Class 25 which commences in June, 2020. Please visit our website,, for more information.


The Toigo Foundation is committed to ethical leadership and broader diversity of thought and experience in business. Our mission is to foster the career advancement and increased leadership of underrepresented talent by creating mechanisms for greater inclusion from the classroom to the boardroom. For nearly 30 years, the Foundation has advanced the success of thousands of talented diverse professionals as they ascend through their MBA studies and embark on careers across a variety of finance industry sectors and investment roles.

Today, Toigo Alumni represent a new generation of talent demonstrating the merits of inclusion balanced with skill, ethics and integrity. Firms work with Toigo through a variety of offerings tailored to each organization's needs and strategies for diversity hiring and retention and collaborates with many business organizations to strengthen our shared goals for opportunity and change. To learn more, visit

Supporting Associations:


The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association is the pan-African industry body which promotes and enables private investment in Africa.

AVCA plays a significant role as a champion and effective change agent for the industry, educating, equipping and connecting members and stakeholders with independent industry research, best practice training programmes, and exceptional networking opportunities.

With a global and growing member base, AVCA members span private equity and venture capital firms, institutional investors, foundations and endowments, pension funds, international development finance institutions, professional service firms, academia, and other associations.

This diverse membership is united by a common purpose: to be part of the Africa growth story.


The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association is the world leader in alternative investment education. The CAIA Association is known for the CAIA Charter. Earning the CAIA Charter is the gateway to becoming a member of the CAIA Association, a global network of over 9,000 AI leaders. CAIA also offers the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program®. For more information, please visit


EMPEA is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. An independent, non-profit organization, the association brings together 300+ firms—including institutional investors, fund managers and industry advisors—who manage more than US$5 trillion in assets across 130 countries. EMPEA members share the organization's belief that private capital can deliver attractive long-term investment returns and promote the sustainable growth of companies and economies. EMPEA supports its members globally through authoritative research and intelligence, conferences, networking, education and advocacy.


The ILPA is the global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity Limited Partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations.

Initially founded as an informal networking group, the ILPA is a voluntary association funded by its members. The ILPA membership has grown to include almost 400 member organizations from around the world representing over US $1 trillion of private assets globally.


The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) is a thought leader and the largest trade association of diverse-owned private equity firms and hedge funds. Comprised of 75 members representing over $150B in assets under management and thousands of portfolio companies globally, NAIC member firms generate superior returns that help fuel the growth of the retirement and asset management industries. In the service of our members, NAIC has engaged with over 80 capital allocators via the NAIC Institutional Roadshows and its regular course of business. These capital allocators manage over $2.5 trillion collectively. Additionally, NAIC has engaged with eight investment advisors with close to $7 trillion under advisement in the aggregate.


As the voice of the venture capital community, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers its members by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and delivering resources and programs to help VCs succeed..

Media Partners:

Albourne Village

Albourne Village, a virtual hedge fund community with over 100,000 active residents, is a free and independent website for anyone interested in alternative investments. It incorporates a virtual pub and library to exchange news, views and IP, a job centre, conference centre and School. The Village is also home to a vast number of established industry contacts.

Don't just join the Village, be the Village.

Eureka Hedge

Launched in 2001, Eurekahedge has an 18 years proven track record as the world's largest independent data provider and alternative research firm specialising in global hedge fund databases and research. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in New York and Philippines, the global expertise of our research team constantly adapts to industry changes and needs, allowing Eurekahedge to develop and offer a wide array of products and services coveted by institutional investors, family offices, accredited investors, qualified purchasers, financial institutions and media sources. In addition to market-leading hedge fund databases, Eurekahedge's other business functions include hedge fund research publications, due diligence services, investor services, analytical platforms and risk management tools. For more information, please visit or

Hedge Connection

Hedge Connection has grown to become the most widely recognized and innovative marketing solution for the hedge fund industry. Our online fund database is powered by Morningstar and provides investors with access to over 7,000 hedge funds, fund of funds and CTAs.

The Boardroom, our industry leading online community, is woven into the fabric of our fund database and facilitates relationship building, networking, and free-flow of information. Hedge Connection's online ecosystem is complemented by our premier one-on-one networking events. Since 2005, over 5,000 investors have participated in Hedge Connection related events, resulting in thousands of direct meetings for hedge fund managers.

Hedge Connection is built on a foundation of industry experience and guided by the core principles of integrity, partnership, and value. Our clients include hedge funds, fund of funds, family offices, endowments & trusts, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, private banks, advisors and service providers to the financial industry.

Hedge Connection is a recipient of a US patent for it's methodology of connecting hedge funds and investors online.


PitchBook is a financial technology company that provides data on the capital markets to help professionals discover and execute opportunities with confidence and efficiency. We collect and analyze detailed data on the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape—including public and private companies, investors, funds, investments, exits and people. Our data and analysis are available through our suite of products (the PitchBook Platform), industry news and in-depth reports.


Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 300 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Manila serving over 40,000 customers in over 90 countries.

Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity and venture capital, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin's services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press.

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