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At KPMG, our Global Alternative Investment practice is focused on hedge funds, real estate funds, private equity funds and infrastructure funds. Our member firms combine their depth of local knowledge with our global cross-border experience to provide fund managers with the clarity and confidence to succeed. We have more than 800 partners and 10,000 professionals serving alternative investment clients in 60 major funds globally, complemented by KPMG's audit, tax and advisory services and network of member firms across the globe.
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At March 31, 2016, BlackRock's AUM was $4.737 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. As of March 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog:www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock
Coller Capital, the leading player in private equity 'secondaries', acquires positions in private equity funds from Limited Partners, and portfolios of unquoted companies from their corporate or institutional owners.
Founded in 1990, Coller is headquartered in London, with additional offices in New York and Hong Kong. The firm's multinational investment team – the world's largest dedicated to secondaries – has a truly global reach.
Coller Capital invests across the size range of secondaries transactions: from single LP positions in small private equity funds, to large portfolios of diverse assets; from investments as small as $1 million, to transactions of $1 billion or more.
In 2012, the firm closed its sixth fund, Coller International Partners VI, with capital commitments of $5.5 billion and backing from almost 200 of the world's leading institutional investors.
In both 2013 and 2014, Financial News named Coller Capital 'European Secondaries Firm of the Year'.
Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. Excelling at complex transactional work and high-stakes litigation, the firm combines in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to help clients maximize opportunities and manage risk. With more than 900 lawyers, Goodwin offers innovative counsel and delivers results through a client-centric and collaborative approach. The firm focuses on matters involving financial services, intellectual property, private equity, real estate capital markets, securities litigation/white collar defense, and technology/life sciences.
Goodwin has long been recognized as one of the leading law firms serving the diverse needs of the financial services industry. In the asset management sector, Goodwin is consistently recognized globally for sophisticated business and regulatory expertise representing the full range of asset management clients, including independent investment advisory firms, private investment funds, banks and bank holding companies, broker-dealers, fiduciary service providers, financial technology companies, insurance companies, specialty finance companies and wealth managers. Its Financial Institutions Group combines savvy technical expertise and in-depth understanding of the financial markets to unlock business opportunities for clients through innovative, value-added solutions.
Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, KKR is a leading global investment firm with $98.7 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2015. Private Markets strategies include private equity, real estate, energy, and infrastructure. Public Markets comprises leveraged credit, alternative credit, special situations/distressed investing, and hedge funds. We have expanded our capabilities from our legacy core private equity franchise to complementary businesses that build on our knowledge, relationships, and established investment capabilities. Today, we are positioned to bring operational expertise and enhanced insights to the investments we make and innovative solutions to investors. We invest our own capital alongside our client and partners' capital and are the largest investor in aggregate across our funds and portfolio companies. For additional information, please visit KKR's website at www.kkr.com.
Walkers is a leading international law firm. We provide legal, corporate 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.
Walkers' corporate and private equity group offers Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Irish and Jersey law advice on all corporate matters on a global basis. Our corporate clients include international companies of all sizes across all industry sectors, private equity providers, banks and a number of state / government entities.
Walkers advises on complex domestic and cross-border corporate and commercial transactions. We have worked with some of the biggest names in the industry and have extensive first-hand experience in the following areas:
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:
The company has teamed up with other industry service providers to offer Registered Fund Solutions, the industry's first turnkey solution for launching and servicing a registered hedge fund. 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 umbfs.com.
INFRONT (Impact Investing in Frontier Markets) is an innovative public-private partnership between three Canadian organizations (Mennonite Economic Development Associates [MEDA], Sarona Asset Management and the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing [MCII]) and the Government of Canada to support sustainable development in frontier and emerging markets. Central to this initiative is the $150 million Sarona Frontier Markets Fund 2 LP (SFMF 2 LP), which focuses on investing growth capital in companies and private equity funds in frontier and emerging markets. The Government of Canada also supported the launch of both a Sustainability Innovation Grant Fund (managed by MEDA) and a Global Fund Manager Mentorship Program (managed by MCII). Through the mentorship program, high caliber impact investing fund managers in emerging markets are paired with experienced venture capital and private equity managers from Canada and the US to assist these teams in building out capacity to present to North American institutional investors, to develop high quality investment processes and improve their impact reporting to investors.
Intertrust is the world's global quality leader in the trust and corporate services sector, providing a broad range of commercial, legal, tax and administrative services to multinational corporations, financial institutions, alternative investment funds and entrepreneurs from every corner of the world. Today, we have over 1,800 specialists working from 38 offices in 26 countries, including the world's most important financial centers. As a result, you get a world of local expertise working with you to meet your goals.
Kauffman Fellows is a global network of venture capitalists and innovation investors who help entrepreneurs accelerate impact and success. Since 1995, Kauffman Fellows have invested nearly $200 billion in innovation and created over 700,000 jobs.
Our two-year Silicon Valley-based program helps Fellows focus and deepen their expertise, and prepares them to become global leaders in the investing space. Participants attend quarterly sessions taught by some of the world's foremost venture capitalists, and participate in mentoring, peer coaching, and hosted international events with a tight-knit global network of Fellows.
The Kauffman Fellows Program has a strong commitment to diversity and actively recruits women and minorities. Successful applicants have a well developed sense of self-awareness, an appetite for risk, and a deep desire to help entrepreneurs; they are comfortable in ambiguous situations, have demonstrated leadership, and wish to come on a life-long journey to contribute to the investment community with like-minded individuals.
To date, 431 Fellows have graduated or are currently participating in our program, making an impact and helping entrepreneurs build innovative, high-growth companies. Applications for Class 21 are now open. For more information, please visit our website kauffmanfellows.org or contact Jane Chinen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1963 that provides superior educational and career programs to young people from underserved and underrepresented communities to maximize their opportunities for college and career success.
Its newest initiative, SEO Alternative Investments, provides education, exposure, training and mentoring opportunities to talented professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the alternatives sector. Core components include a ten-month fellowship program that strengthens young analysts as candidates for positions in private equity, and an annual conference that promotes diversity through a day of education, access and career development for experienced professionals who are underrepresented in the industry. The conference includes panel discussions and networking activities with prominent leaders from private equity, hedge funds, real estate, limited partners, fund of funds, emerging managers and career placement firms. Click here for information about SEO's Seventh Annual Alternative Investments Conference on March 24, 2016.
Its founding program, SEO Scholars, is a free eight-year academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college. SEO Career is the premier summer internship and training program for talented, underrepresented college students of color, specializing in banking, corporate leadership, law, private equity and non-profit.
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 more than 25 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. Toigo's work is anchored by a fellowship program which has been established with an unwavering expectation for excellence in skill and leadership potential. Through a highly competitive selection process, the distinction of Toigo Fellow is awarded each year to a group of approximately 50 individuals who exhibit these qualities. The Foundation has advanced its programmatic reach to focus keenly on new mechanisms for entry such as its private equity rotational fellowship program and retention - providing tools, resources and thought leadership which build upon their finance skills and strengthen their leadership ascent to corporate leadership, entrepreneurship, board leadership, and community impact.
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 www.toigofoundation.org.
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 over 300 member organizations from around the world representing over US $1 trillion of private assets globally.
Venture capitalists are committed to funding America's most innovative entrepreneurs, working closely with them to transform breakthrough ideas into emerging growth companies that drive U.S. job creation and economic growth. As the voice of the U.S. venture capital community, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment. As the venture community's preeminent trade association, the NVCA serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data and unites its over 300 member firms through a full range of professional services. For more information about the NVCA, please visit www.nvca.org.
EMPEA is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. We are an independent non-profit organization with over 300 member firms, comprising institutional investors, fund managers and industry advisors, who together manage more than US$1 trillion of assets and have offices in more than 100 countries across the globe. Our members share EMPEA's belief that private capital is a highly suited investment strategy in emerging markets, delivering attractive long-term investment returns and promoting the sustainable growth of companies and economies. We support our members through global authoritative intelligence, conferences, networking, education and advocacy.
High Water Women (HWW) is a 501(c) (3) organization founded in 2005 by women in the hedge fund and investment industries to promote the economic empowerment of women and youth. We are a volunteer-driven organization with more than 4,000 business professionals participating in a wide range of volunteer opportunities with nonprofit partners, and through our own programs in financial literacy, microfinance and other initiatives for children and families in need. HWW is a leader in financial literacy for teens and young adults through the High Water Women Muriel Siebert Campaign for Financial Literacy. In addition, HWW's Global Microfinance Consultancy connects private-sector volunteers with finance and risk management skills to microfinance institutions to provide growth, risk management and consulting. In 2013, HWW launched the HWW Symposium on Investing for Impact for family offices, endowments foundations and other investors.
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The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) is a 501(c)(6) trade association representing women and diverse alternative asset managers whose investment strategies focus on mid-market opportunities. Founded in 1970, NAIC firms invest in venture (early stage/later stage) and private equity (growth/buyout/mezzanine/distressed/secondary funds). NAIC firms generate significant returns for institutional investors and shareholders by investing in and transforming privately held businesses in global emerging markets as well as the $6 trillion diverse U.S. domestic market. For more information, visit: www.naicpe.com
ACG's 14,500 members include the owners, executives, lenders, and advisers to more than 26,000 of the world's fastest growing middle-market companies. A global organization with 57 chapters, the mission of ACG is driving middle-market growth. For more information about ACG, visit www.acg.org
Albourne Village, a virtual hedge fund community with over 92,000 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.
Published either daily or weekly (depending on the title), the 19 Bloomberg BRIEF newsletters pull together the reporting, insight and analysis of senior editorial staff and dedicated economists to help you stay informed and ready for your daily business needs. They offer cutting-edge access to proprietary Bloomberg data and breaking stories that move markets. For more information or a free trial visit bloombergbriefs.com
Dow Jones & Company is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations via newspapers, Web sites, apps, video, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences, and radio. Dow Jones has produced unrivalled quality content for 125 years and today has one of the world's largest news-gathering operations with nearly 2,000 journalists in more than 80 bureaus, including The Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation. Other premier brands include Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch and DJX. Dow Jones publishes in 13 languages and distributes content in 28 languages, combining technology with news and data to support business decision making. The company pioneered the first successful paid online news site and its industry leading innovation enables it to serve customers wherever they may be, via the Web, mobile devices, Internet-connected televisions, and tablets.
Eurekahedge is the world's largest independent data provider of fund indexes and research house focusing on alternative investments. With a second office in New York, Eurekahedge covers over 29,000 alternative funds globally, mainly in the hedge fund and fund of funds industry.
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or visit www.eurekahedge.com. You can also to reach us by calling our US office line at +1 646 380 1932 or our Singapore office at +65 6212 0925.
Hedge Connection has been helping managers and investors through web-based research, events and advisory work since 2005. Hedge Connection is the first and only internet- based platform that offers hedge funds direct access to a membership of "opt-in" qualified active hedge fund allocators. Investor members join for free and gain access to detailed information on hedge fund members. All members receive invitations to member's only events and partner discounts. Learn more and Join the Club at at http://www.hedgeconnection.com
mergermarket is a business development tool designed specifically for the M&A sector. With more than 300 financial journalists stationed in 65+ locations throughout the world, mergermarket provides proprietary intelligence and analysis on corporate strategy before that strategy becomes public knowledge. As a result, readers receive a six- to 24-month window of opportunity to source new business and leverage origination opportunities. The only M&A tool to offer active intelligence on potential transactions, mergermarket also provides historical data to analyze past deals through its Deals Database. This global library of past M&A transactions contains fully sourced financials and deal multiples, offering subscribers the opportunity to identify trends and discover deal patterns in specific regions or sectors. mergermarket is part of The Mergermarket Group, a division of the Financial Times Group. The FT Group is a division of Pearson plc, the international media group Visit www.mergermarket.com
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 200 staff based in New York, London, Singapore and San Francisco serving over 12,500 customers in 94 countries.
Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure and private debt 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. Preqin is an independent business owned by its directors and employees. www.preqin.comFollow us on Twitter: www.preqin.com/Twitter Find us on LinkedIn: www.preqin.com/LinkedIn
A Falk Marques Group publication, Women's PE Briefs is the weekly e-newsletter showcasing the accomplishments of senior women in private equity and venture capital.