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Future of Finance
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Grand Hyatt Atlanta, Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30305

Join the Atlanta Society of Finance, Georgia Securities Association, NASP Atlanta and CAIA for a symposium on the future of finance. Topics include "Structuring Financial Incentives to Better Align Industry Compensation with Successful Client Outcomes", "Top Geopolitical Risks", "Macro Factors that may Impact the Investment Profession", "The Gender Gap - How the Financial Services Industry can Better Serve Women" and more. Register and learn more by clicking HERE.

Who Benefits? Symposium on Diversity and Inclusion in Social Finance

Friday, April 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Puck Building

295 Lafayette Street, NYC

The day-long symposium, supported by the Ford Foundation, will assess the state of diversity and inclusion in impact investing in New York City; as well as define an agenda for additional research, education, and advocacy to establish the framework necessary to fuel greater equity in social finance policy and practices. RSVP will be available soon. Mark your calendars!

Africa's Great Civilizations Film Screening
Wednesday, April 26,2017
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
United Nations Trusteeship Conference Room
First Avenue and 46th Street
New York, NY

An invitation for NASP members from The Africa-America  Institute to attend a special evening featuring Executive Producer Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Director of the Hutchins Center for African  and African  American  Research at  Harvard University. Immediately following will be a panel on Changing the Narrative on Africa and Increasing the African Perspective hosted by AAI President & CEO, Kofi Appenteng. Please RSVP to Ambar Tavarez,, +1 212 949 5666; advance RSVP is required for security clearance.

Exelon Investment Banking Forum
Wednesday May 3, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Robert Treat Hotel
50 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102

Exelon – Atlantic City Electric (ACE) is partnering with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Supplier Diversity Development Council (SDDC) to host an Investment Banking Forum.  This one-day forum is designed to foster relationships between diversity certified financial services firms, leading consultants and corporate investment/treasury functions. 
The forum will include panel discussions, networking and one-on-one meetings between corporate/institutional decision makers and diverse firms in attendance. The schedule of one on one meetings from registrants that have RSVP’d ONLY will be provided the morning of the Minority Investment Manager Forum. Please indicate in your RSVP your intent to participate in the 1x1 introductory sessions. They are highly recommended and will be scheduled for you in 15 minute time slots. Both Investment Managers and Institutional participants should participate.
John Rogers, Chairman/CEO Ariel Investments,, and Exelon Corporation Board Member will keynote the forum. David Velasquez, CEO of Pepco Holdings will also provide opening remarks that morning. 
8:30am — 9:00am               Registration
9:00am — 1:00pm               Program (Lunch will be provided)
1:15 pm –  3:45pm              1x1 Introductory sessions: Investment Managers to Institutions
To RSVP and receive registration information, please contact Nikki Bigelow at  by Monday, May 1, 2017.

CalPERS & CalSTRS Diversity Forum
May 10, 2017
Sacramento Convention Center Complex
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

The goal of the Diversity Forum is to bring together investment and corporate executives to discuss how to better capitalize on the abilities of the diverse modern workforce. The Forum will focus on:
  • Recent research
  • Developing and implementing positive, solutions-oriented initiatives and real world best practices
  • Insight and experience of industry leaders
 Click HERE for the agenda, registration details, and more! 

Illinois Growth and Innovation Fund (ILGIF) Diversity Roundtable
Thursday, July 27, 2017
8:00 a.m . to 10:00 a.m.
Kirkland & Ellis Office
6th Floor Conference Center
300 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Launched in 2016, ILGIF uses $222 million of the State’s Investment Portfolio to makes targeted investments in technology funds that invest in businesses in Illinois or with a significant Illinois workforce.  ILGIF gives clear direction to ensure that fund managers and technology businesses owned by MWVD persons are recommended for receipt of ILGIF assets.  Learn more at 
www.ILGIF.comAttendees will learn how to position themselves for business opportunities under ILGIF.  The event is no-cost.
  • Who’s attending?  The event is specifically designed for MWVD investment firms, specifically venture capital and private equity managers and other financial service providers that are owned (50%+ of owners) or managed (75%+ of senior managers) by minorities, women, veterans, and/or disabled persons.
  • Who will be there?  Treasurer Frerichs and 50 South Capital Advisors are assembling their team of investment officers and strategic partners to meet and greet with current and prospective fund managers, service providers, and start-ups. 
  • What value does it have?  (1) Direct contact with the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office, 50 South Capital Advisors, and their network, (2) new information on what services are in demand, and (3) special panels that speak to what works, what’s new, and what’s ahead in this fast-moving space. 
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