Dissecting the Opportunities and Honing Your Strategy
The 3rd Annual Emerging Markets Forum will focus on how North American pension funds, endowments, and foundations are moving their emerging markets strategies significantly forward in many ways. Some are shifting their focus from the public markets to those investment opportunities accessible through private markets. Many are putting more emphasis on small and medium cap equity investments, at the expense of their allocations to large caps. Most are moving far further afield from their historic core focus on the BRIC countries to the opportunities to be found in the frontier markets. All are re-assessing the managers and the strategies — indeed their fundamental investment thesis &mdah; in how to get the best risk-adjusted returns and diversification from these markets.
Christopher J.G. Brockmeyer, Director, Employee Benefit Funds, The Broadway League
Claud Cloete, Investment Officer- Public Markets, Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado
Christine Kelleher, Senior Investment Officer, Georgetown University
Peter M. Gilbert, Chief Investment Officer, Lehigh University
Addison Dana, Vice President & Director of Investments, Nature Conservancy
Gaurav M. Patankar, Portfolio Manager, Global Absolute Return, Lockheed Martin Investment Management Co.
Alena J. Kuprevich, Managing Director of Private Investments, Vanderbilt University