About the Event
2020 Global FundWomen Week is a virtual, free conference for female Fund Managers and Institutional Investors and Consultants committed to placing capital with women-led investment teams. The conference is an expression of 100 Women in Finance’s guiding Vision for 30x40, in which women will perform 30% of investment team and finance industry executive positions by 2040, globally.
Who Should Attend?
2020 Global FundWomen Week offers a valuable, convenient and easy way for qualified investors to explore the alpha potential that female fund managers are known to deliver to an overall investment portfolio. The conference welcomes:
- Qualified Institutional Investors (women and men), such as pension funds, foundations & endowments, sovereign wealth funds, single and multi family offices, asset managers, funds of funds, and similar investors
- Qualified Investment Consultants (women and men)
- Qualified female Fund Managers of hedge, private equity/credit, venture, real estate, commodity, infrastructure, long-only funds, and other strategies
The conference is not suitable for individual High Net Worth investors.
2020 FundWomen Week’s sponsor, technology partner, supporters and committee of volunteers have generously enabled the conference without charge to Fund Manager, Institutional Investor or Investment Consultant participants.
INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS AND INVESTMENT CONSULTANTS
Institutional Investors and Investment Consultants are asked to schedule at least three 30-minute, one-on-one meetings during the conference week, and to adopt a broad perspective when making meeting selections to ensure a successful conference experience for all. They are additionally requested to join 100WF as members.
In the spirit of this volunteer-produced, free conference, 100 Women in Finance asks that all participating Fund Managers join 100 Women in Finance, a non-profit organization, and join the organization’s FundWomen Visibility Initiative. Fund Managers applicants will be advised of their application status in late October.
Apply by October 16th
In pursuit of world class investment talent, the below Institutional Investors and Investment Consultants have pledged introductory meetings with women who lead a diverse range of investable portfolios.
The below list includes only participants who elected to be listed publicly.
Illinois State Universities Retirement System
Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System
Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Teachers' Retirement System of Illinois
FOUNDATIONS & ENDOWMENTS
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Global CSR Foundation
Global Endowment Management
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Office of Investments
Partners HealthCare (Mass General Brigham)
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Trinity Church Wall Street
University of California
FUND OF FUNDS
Old Farm Partners
UBS Hedge Fund Solutions
UBS Multi-Manager Solutions
SINGLE AND MULTI-FAMILY OFFICES
Archer Asia - Rockhampton Management Ltd.
Clear Manor Management
Glider Office for Growth
Nottingham Spirk Family Office
SFG Asset Advisors
INVESTMENT COMPANIES, ASSET MANAGERS, WEALTH MANAGERS AND PRIVATE CAPITAL FIRMS
Aetos Alternative Management
Allianz Global Investors
Capricorn Investment Group
Catholic Investment Services
CTF Asset Management
Fiduciary Trust International
Fulcrum Asset Management
Harbert Management Corp
JP Morgan Securities
Royal Bank of Canada Global Asset Management
SingAlliance (Hong Kong) Limited
Stable Asset Management
TIFF Investment Management
Xponance (previous named FIS group)
Willis Towers Watson
The conference will take place during the week 9-13 November 2020. From about 26 October participants who have been accepted for the conference may start scheduling meetings. Meetings will take place during the conference week. Spaces at the conference are limited and we regret not all applications to participate can be accepted.
The conference is an opportunity to highlight and afford visibility to female managers. The goal of the conference is to connect female fund managers with institutional investors (men and women) and enable initial conversations. We ask all investors to participate in at least three meetings (30 minutes each) and all attendees to make their meeting selections in the spirit of the event to ensure a successful conference experience for all.
Please note the conference guidelines:
- The conference is only open to qualifying managers and investors.
- Only one pre-confirmed fund manager plus one investor relations/marketing colleague may participate in the meetings.
- Fund managers should identify as female and have decision-making control over investable portfolios. Generally speaking, analysts, IR professionals, COOs, etc. are not considered to be fund managers for purposes of this conference.
- Investors and consultants do not need to identify as female. Male investors and consultants are encouraged to participate in the conference.
- Meetings are introductory and it is for the participants to share any contact details during the meetings as they wish.
- Meetings should begin and end on time.
- Participants must participate in every meeting that is scheduled.
- Acceptance into the conference does not guarantee meetings.
- 100WF reserves the right to decline registrations without explanation.
- Any information held by 100WF will be subject to 100WF’s Privacy Statement.
Our sponsor, supporters and committee of volunteers have generously enabled the conference without charge for participating managers, investors and consultants.
2020 FundWomen Week Team
100 Women in Finance's more than 15,000 members strengthen the global finance industry by empowering women to achieve their professional potential at each career stage. Its members inspire, equip and advocate for a new generation of industry leadership, in which women and men serve as investment professionals and executives, equal in achievement and impact. Through Education, Peer Engagement and Impact, the organization furthers the progress of women who have chosen finance as a career, and enables their positive influence over pre-career young women.
100 Women in Finance elevates the public profile of female investment professionals via advocacy with conference organizers, the media, and with institutional investors. Female fund managers and are encouraged to join 100WF’s public directory for greater professional visibility, and to receive invitations for suitable public speaking and peer engagement opportunities. Additional information is here.
J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world's most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. J.P. Morgan is a proud sponsor of non-profit activities, arts and culture organizations, and sporting events globally. As announced in early 2018, JPMorgan Chase will deploy $1.75 billion in philanthropic capital around the world by 2023.
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PRO-BONO LEGAL COUNSEL
Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) was founded in 1969 and has been at the forefront of the alternative investment management space from offices in London, New York and Washington, DC. SRZ lawyers provide advice on both UK and US law to a wide variety of funds, managers and investors worldwide. The firm’s market-leading investment management group provides counsel on structuring hedge funds, private equity funds, debt funds, real estate funds, hybrid funds, structured products, UCITS and other regulated funds, as well as providing regulatory and tax advice. SRZ handles all aspects of fund formation and operations on a full-service basis, adopting a cross-disciplinary approach to client service by employing the expertise of multiple practice groups. Notably, SRZ is one of only a few law firms with a dedicated regulatory and compliance practice within its private funds practice.