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2021 SEM Conference | Virtual Event



GCM Grosvenor hosts industry colleagues at the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference on October 12 + 14, 2021. Together, we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

This year’s conference will be held virtually on a platform that promotes interactive discussions and networking. Attendees will hear from a host of industry experts and special guests including top managers, institutional investors, and consultants.

View the schedule page for the most up-to-date information. 

Last year’s online event received a record number of registrants and, despite the new setting, continued to foster learning and relationship-building. Read more about the 2020 SEM Conference and view some of the highlights here.

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Keynote Speaker: Earvin “Magic” Johnson

NBA Hall of Famer and member of the original Dream Team Earvin “Magic” Johnson has become one of the most powerful and respected African-American businessmen and philanthropists in the world. In 1991, he founded the Magic Johnson Foundation, which serves as a single-disease organization that works to raise funds for community-based organizations dealing with HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs. Celebrating over 20 years of success, the Magic Johnson Foundation has become one of the most recognizable philanthropic organizations around the world.

Beyond his philanthropic work, Johnson has successfully parlayed his skills and tenacity on the court into the business world. Johnson is the founder and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE), a global empire that is a catalyst for fostering community growth and economic empowerment through high-quality entertainment and products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse communities. MJE has a wide range of business endeavors ranging from sports ownership to food service and facility management, produces quality works in film, television and publishing, and represents the biggest names in media and entertainment.

During his athletic career, Johnson earned five NBA championship rings and led the Los Angeles Lakers to nine NBA finals. He has won three MVP awards and played in 12 NBA All-Star games. A member of the original Dream Team, he earned a gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games. As a speaker, Johnson inspired audiences with the real-life story of his remarkable rise, his philosophy for success, and empowering message on how to create the best possible future.