Join us for the 13th Annual SEM Conference

Join GCM Grosvenor and 750+ industry colleagues on November 14-15 in Chicago to network and learn from a wide range of professionals who have come together with the common goal of raising the visibility of small, emerging, and diverse investment managers. This year’s conference will provide powerful opportunities for managers and investors to connect in a welcoming community of talented and experienced individuals.

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Continuing the Momentum

The SEM Conference will continue its mission of raising the visibility of small, emerging, and diverse investment managers, while encouraging institutional investors to pursue inclusive investments. This large-scale event is geared for small, emerging, diverse, and women managers, interested investors, and their consultants.

Program elements include:
+ Investment strategy-specific tracks
+ Industry expert panel discussions
+ LP-only session
+ Open-format networking
+ Beyond investments sessions

2018 SEM Conference Highlights

2018 marked the SEM Conference’s 12th year with another sell-out of over 750 attendees. The conference provided top-flight content and engaged attendees to advance the small and emerging manager industry.

2018 SEM Conference Highlights

2018 Photo Gallery

2018 Attendee List

Keynote Speaker

Indra Nooyi
Former Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo

Indra Nooyi is the former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. During her tenure, PepsiCo grew net revenue by more than 80%, and PepsiCo’s total shareholder return was 162%.

In this role, Mrs. Nooyi was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world around us. As part of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo was focused on delivering sustained growth by making more nutritious products, limiting its environmental footprint and protecting the planet, and empowering its associates and people in the communities it serves.

As one of the longest-serving female CEOs of a Fortune 500 company, she directed the company’s global strategy for more than a decade and led its restructuring, including the divestiture of its restaurants into the successful YUM! Brands, Inc. She also led the acquisition of Tropicana and the merger with Quaker Oats that brought the vital Quaker and Gatorade businesses to PepsiCo, the merger with PepsiCo’s anchor bottlers, and the acquisition of the Russian company Wimm-Bill-Dann, the largest international acquisition in PepsiCo’s history.

Mrs. Nooyi served as a member of the PepsiCo Board of Directors between 2001 and 2018. Currently, she serves as a member of the board of Amazon, where she sits on the Audit Committee, and Schlumberger Limited, where she is the Chair of the Compensation Committee.  She is a member of the International Advisory Council of Temasek, an independent director of the International Cricket Council and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Mrs. Nooyi has received many prizes, accolades and honorary degrees over the years.  In 2007, the Government of India awarded her the Padma Bhushan, the country’s 3rd highest civilian honor.  In 2007, she was named an “Outstanding American by choice” by the US State Department. She has consistently ranked among the world’s 100 most powerful women. In 2014, she was ranked at number 13 on the Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, and was ranked the 2nd most powerful woman on the Fortune list in 2017.