SEM Conference 2021 Schedule

(all times central)

Day 1 – Tuesday, October 12

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9:00am – 10:00am

SEM Conference Welcome & Kick-off

GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.

GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

Opening remarks: Michael Sacks, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, GCM Grosvenor  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

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    10:30am – 11:30am

    Breakout Sessions

    Private Equity: Opportunities for first-time funds in the current market

    Panelists will discuss the importance of partnering with LPs beyond fund investments, how to add value as a new/small fund, navigating the current remote work environment, and planning for future hybrid workplace models.

    Moderator: Stephen Cammock, Executive Director, GCM Grosvenor

    Panelists:

    • Allan Jean-Baptiste, Co-Founder and Partner, Ansa
    • George Kase, Founding Partner, Teleo Capital  
    • Leigh Sansone, Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Paceline Equity Partners

    Panelists will discuss the importance of partnering with LPs beyond fund investments, how to add value as a new/small fund, navigating the current remote work environment, and planning for future hybrid workplace models.

    Absolute Return Strategies: One-on-One on the Richter Scale

    David Richter, GCM Grosvenor’s Absolute Return Strategies Investment Committee Chair, hosts his annual one-on-one discussion with a prominent hedge fund manager, who will share views on the current market and also discuss their experience navigating from a fledgling industry entrant to a world-class asset manager.

    Moderator: David Richter, Managing Director, GCM Grosvenor  

    Speaker: Steve Cohen, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Point72 Asset Management 

    Panelists will discuss the importance of partnering with LPs beyond fund investments, how to add value as a new/small fund, navigating the current remote work environment, and planning for future hybrid workplace models.

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    11:45am – 12:45pm

    Breakout Sessions

    Infrastructure & Real Assets: Impact Investing Isn’t Just About the Environment

    What exactly is meant by the term “economic impact” as it pertains to real asset investing, and how is it measured? In this session, a panel of industry leaders discuss this often-misunderstood topic by addressing how the value of economic impact is quantified and how the ripple-effect can benefit multiple stakeholders. Panelists will also highlight how tracking and reporting on economic impact can add value to an investment portfolio and explore how responsible contractor policies can help drive impact.

    Moderator: Jorge Ramirez, Managing Director, GCM Grosvenor

    Speakers:

    • Randy Kinder, President, AFL-CIO Investment Trust
    • Randy Kinder, President, AFL-CIO Investment Trust

    Panelists will discuss the importance of partnering with LPs beyond fund investments, how to add value as a new/small fund, navigating the current remote work environment, and planning for future hybrid workplace models.

    Real Estate: State of the Emerging Manager Market

    An SEM Conference tradition, we begin with a data-filled, in-depth presentation on trends and activities in the real estate emerging manager market. The session highlights the strategies, manager types, and asset classes that have come to market, while also featuring the level of institutional appetite, trends in performance data, and the latest in fund terms. Additional topics this year include a discussion on the emergence of PropTech as well as a focus on GP stake acquisitions.

    Speaker: Peter Braffman, Managing Director, GCM Grosvenor 

    Panelists will discuss the importance of partnering with LPs beyond fund investments, how to add value as a new/small fund, navigating the current remote work environment, and planning for future hybrid workplace models.

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    12:45pm – 1:00pm

    Break

    Panelists will discuss the importance of partnering with LPs beyond fund investments, how to add value as a new/small fund, navigating the current remote work environment, and planning for future hybrid workplace models.

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    1:00pm – 2:15pm

    Women’s Networking Session

    GCM Grosvenor welcomes women from across the industry to connect with one another at the SEM Conference’s 6th Annual Women’s Networking event. Join us as we discuss in small groups key topics such as career goals, personal journeys, industry themes, and the challenges for growth in today’s virtual environment.

    Moderator:  Pamela Bentley, Chief Financial Officer, GCM Grosvenor

    Speaker: Sarah Thomas, NFL’s First Female Official

    Day 2 – Thursday, October 14

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    8:30am – 9:45am

    SEM Exchange (3 meetings total)

    20-minute meetings, 5-minute transitions  

    The SEM Exchange session will bring together managers and investors for candid face-to-face conversations in a new, highly curated, 20-minute format. LPs and consultants will get “first looks” at emerging talent, and managers will gather knowledge and gain the visibility that is so critical to helping grow their businesses.

    More than ever, these connections have been designed to provide meaningful conversations and foster lasting relationships between participants.

    (Session closed) 

    Read more about SEM Exchange.

     

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

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    9:45am-11:00am

    Keynote Speaker

    Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Founder and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE)

    We are thrilled to welcome Earvin “Magic” Johnson as this year’s SEM Conference Keynote Speaker. He continues the Conference’s tradition of featuring distinguished speakers who present their relatable and often inspiring stories. We look forward to Mr. Johnson sharing his experiences promoting youth development and advancing diverse communities.

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

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    11:30am – 12:40pm

    SEM Exchange (3 meetings total)

    20-minute meetings, 5-minute transitions  

    The SEM Exchange session will bring together managers and investors for candid face-to-face conversations in a new, highly curated, 20-minute format. LPs and consultants will get “first looks” at emerging talent, and managers will gather knowledge and gain the visibility that is so critical to helping grow their businesses.

    More than ever, these connections have been designed to provide meaningful conversations and foster lasting relationships between participants.

    (Session closed) 

    Read more about SEM Exchange.

     

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

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    12:45pm-2:00pm

    LP-Only Session

    Historically, emerging manager programs have been set up predominantly to create a farm team of emerging talent for future large, direct commitments, as well as to create diversity in the investment management industry. In addition to the annual “state of the emerging manager market” update, this session will discuss the newest technology that could be implemented to further advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the emerging manager sector.

    Speaker: Peter Braffman, Managing Director, GCM Grosvenor 

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.  

    GCM Grosvenor kicks off the 15th Annual Small and Emerging Manager Conference, as we continue the Conference’s mission to advance emerging and diverse managers through education and access to institutional investors and consultants.