Kei A. Sasaki is the regional chief investment officer for the Northeast region of Wells Fargo Private Bank. He leads a team of investment professionals who deliver comprehensive, custom, and diversified portfolio management for clients of The Private Bank. In his role, Mr. Sasaki serves as the investment thought leader in the Northeast by providing insight and interpretation of the economy and financial markets at client events and through written commentary.Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he was a managing director of equities at PineBridge Investments, serving as head of research and client portfolio manager. He also held positions at Credit Suisse Asset Management and Yasuda Bank and Trust Company. He started his career with MTV Networks in New York City. Mr. Sasaki received a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Finance from New York University and a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University. He is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society New York. Mr. Sasaki is based in New York City.
Christopher Dhanraj is Citi Private Bank?s Investment Strategist for the North America region. He is responsible for identifying and analyzing investment opportunities and risks in North America across asset classes, and representing the Global Investment Committee?s views within the region. Christopher holds the following FINRA Series licenses: 3, 4, 7, 55, 63 & 65.
Christopher first joined Citi in 2001 as an Analyst with the Emerging Markets Sales and Trading Analytics Group. He rejoined Citi in 2012 as a Director and Macro Equity Trading Strategist. In his most recent role, he helped in the rebranding of the multi-asset group for internal and external clients across the Americas.
Before joining Citi in 2012, Chris was a Director for Bank of America Merrill Lynch?s International Equity Derivative Group. Prior to this, he was the Head Trader for Traxis Partners ? a Global Macro Hedge Fund launched by Morgan Stanley. Christopher earned his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and his B.S. in Economics and B.A. in International Studies from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Larry Adam, CFA, is a Managing Director and serves the dual role of Chief Investment Officer and Chief Investment Strategist for Deutsche Bank Wealth Management ? Americas. In his role as CIO, he chairs the Americas Regional Investment Committee, the management team responsible for investment strategy and asset allocation for discretionary portfolios in the Americas, and is a voting member on the Multi Asset Investment Committee, which formalizes and establishes the global house view. As Chief Investment Strategist, Mr. Adam is responsible for articulating and providing detailed research on the outlook for the economy and each major asset class in support of the house view.Previously, Mr. Adam was the Head of the Asset Allocation and Quantitative Analysis Group, the group responsible for analyzing and implementing client-specific asset allocation strategies. He is widely published and has been quoted in various mainstream and financial publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron”s and International Herald Tribune.He also frequently appears on television and has been featured on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. Mr. Adam joined Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown in 1992.Mr. Adam received a B.B.A. and a master?s degree in business with a concentration in finance from Loyola University Maryland. He has earned Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Investment Management Analyst and Certified Financial Planner designations.
Rebecca Patterson is a managing director and chief investment officer for the Bessemer Trust Companies. In that capacity, she has overall responsibility for investments, including asset allocation, strategic portfolio direction, and research. She is chair of the Investment Policy and Strategy Committee and a member of the Management Committee. Prior to joining Bessemer, Ms. Patterson was chief markets strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. In that role, she headed the global client advisory group and was a member of the private bank?s investment committee. Ms. Patterson joined J.P. Morgan as an investment bank research analyst and later became the global head of foreign exchange and commodities for the private bank, working in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Prior to her career at J.P. Morgan, Ms. Patterson was a journalist who covered politics, economics, and financial markets for Dow Jones and the Associated Press in the U.S. and Europe. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the New York Federal Reserve?s Foreign Exchange Committee, the Economic Club of New York, the University of Florida Investment Corporation?s Advisory Board, and the Committee of 200. Additionally, Ms. Patterson is a regular CNBC contributor. American Banker named her one of ?The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance? in 2014 and 2015, and Private Asset Management recognized her efforts in the industry as one of the ?50 Most Influential Women in Private Wealth? in 2015. Ms. Patterson earned a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida, an M.A. in international relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and an M.B.A. from New York University.
Jeanne Sun is Managing Director and the Head of Investment Strategy for J.P. Morgan?s GIO Group, a group consisting of 70 investment professionals focused on guiding Wealth Management?s 700 most active and absolute-return oriented clients around the world. In her role, Jeanne is responsible for developing and monitoring global investment ideas for GIO?s opportunistic clients and facilitating institutional level implementation across asset classes. She has been an active participant in the Private Bank?s various investment committees, regularly moderates and presents at various meetings for Global Wealth Management, and works with market experts across the firm and Wall Street.
Jeanne has been with J.P. Morgan since 2001. Prior to joining GIO, she was a sell side equity analyst in J.P. Morgan?s Investment Bank covering U.S. large cap money center and regional banks. There she assisted in the expansion of the bank research franchise and provided coverage through the 2008 credit crisis. Prior to that, Jeanne was a member of the Private Bank Strategy Team working with the Chief Investment Officer in steering the Private Bank investment offering and writing investment and wealth management publications for clients.Jeanne is a graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S.) and currently lives in New York City with her husband and son.
Deepika Sharma, CFA, is a Portfolio Manager/Analyst at Astor Investment Management, a $2bn asset management firm, where she co-manages the multi-asset portfolios and sector rotation fund and sits on the Investment Committee. She joined Astor in 2012 and overhauled the sector rotation fund, which is now rated five star and ranks in the top percentile in its category on Morningstar. Prior to that, she has worked at Roubini Global Economics in macro strategy and at Nomura (previously Lehman Brothers) as an Analyst on the EMEA Fixed Income desk. Deepika completed her Masters in International Finance at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and holds FINRA licenses 3 and 65.
Thomas Brigandi is an associate analyst in the Global Project and Infrastructure Finance Group at Moody”s, where he covers public power, power generation projects, toll-roads, airports, ports, project finance and public-private partnerships, across the Americas. Brigandi also serves on Moody”s public pension task force. In the past, Brigandi worked at the US$150 billion NYC Pension Fund, where he focused on the energy and natural resources sectors and reported directly to the chief investment officer. Brigandi, the CFA Society New York (CFANY) 2015 Volunteer of the Year and 2013 Young Investment Professional Award recipient, has organized over 30 CFANY conferences that were attended by over 5,000 investment professionals, in addition to over 200 speakers who collectively and directly oversee north of US$5 trillion. Additionally, while serving as the Vice President and Director of Global Volunteers of the American Foundation for African Children”s Education, Brigandi was the lead organizer of the NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony on September 23, 2011, hosted for the President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Koroma. Brigandi has cultivated personal relationships with thousands of asset owner, buy-side & sell-side investment professionals globally and maintains over 7,000 connections ?on LinkedIn.
Roberto Peralta, CFA, has been with Société Générale New York since 2001, most recently as Head of Institutional Client Relations for the Americas. Prior positions at SG include experience as a Structured Solutions salesperson for Latin America and as a senior credit analyst for banks and brokers located in Latin America and the US. Peralta earned a double Bachelor degree in Business from Comillas Pontifical University/ICADE in Madrid, Spain and from the Ecole supérieure de Commerce de Reims in Reims, France. Peralta was awarded his CFA charter in 2007 and holds FINRA Series 3, 7, 24, and 63 licenses.
Patrick Holert, CFA, CAIA, is vice president and research principal for BBVA Securities, where he oversees research compliance in the US, and research operations in the US, Latin America, and Europe. In the past, Holert lived in Asia for many years and has served as an equities analyst for Nomura Securities in Thailand and Korea, an investment manager for a frontier private equity fund covering the Mekong region, and a consultant on projects in the Middle East, India, and across Southeast Asia. He specialized in finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and has a BA in economics and mathematics from Claremont McKenna College. Holert is serving as Chairman Emeritus of the Global Investing Committee at CFANY, and is on the Board of Directors at CFANY.
Danye Wang is a Vice President and Relationship Manager with Institutional Client Business at BlackRock. She covers the firm”s senior relationships with sovereign wealth funds, central banks, national pensions and supranationals across BlackRock”s product spectrum; she also develops and maintains relationships with official institutions” representative offices in the US. Since 2013, Danye has led the development and execution of BlackRock Educational Academy, a multi-module “best-in-class” training program targeting top institutional investors across Asia Pacific, EMEA, Latin America and US/Canada. From 2009 – 2011, Danye also served on short-term assignments in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. Danye earned a BA degree in economics from Yale University. Danye currently serves on the Committee of Asian Association of Alternative Investment Professionals, and the Committee of Women Initiative Network at BlackRock. Danye regularly speaks at conferences and programs hosted by Asian Financial Society, China Youth Development Program, as well as universities including Yale, Cornell and Columbia.
Alan Fields,CFA, CAIA, CPA, has over 20 years experience as an institutional sales professional in the United States, introducing investment solutions to U.S institutional clients across a wide range of alternative products. Prior to joining The Abraaj Group he spent 13 years as Managing Director with PineBridge Investments (and its predecessor entity AIG Investments) covering pension plans, endowments & foundations, insurance companies, and family offices. He helped to raise funds in Sub Saharan Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, pan Asia, and Latin America. Prior to AIG/Pinebridge Alan was Managing Director in institutional fixed income sales with Bear Stearns & Co, where he spent 10 years and before that he was with the auditing team of KPMG for three years. Alan received his MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Accounting from Pace University. He holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Alan is married with three children and resides in New Jersey, USA.
Evelyn Yeow, CFA is a lead investment analyst covering China at John Hsu Capital Group, where she works directly with the Chief Investment Officer on China equity investing for the firm?s Dedicated China, Global, and International strategies. Prior to her current position, she was a junior analyst with the firm where she was responsible for research, fund accounting, performance measurement and evaluation, and portfolio analytics. She serves as the outreach coordinator of the Global Investing Committee at CFANY. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Baruch College, City University of New York. She completed all three levels of the CFA Program in June 2015.
Amelie Derosne, CFA, fixed income & currency emerging market sales person at Societe Generale, holds a BS and a Master in finance from the Institut Superieur du Commerce de Paris, as well as an MBA from Louisiana Tech University. She became a CFA charter holder and CFANY member in 2011. She joined Societe Generale in 2007, working first within the equity derivatives proprietary trading group and holding various functions including trading analyst and programmer for several algorithmic trading desks. In early 2013, she joined the fixed income & currency emerging market desk as a sales person covering Latam, CEEMEA and Asia. Shortly after, she joined the Global Investing Committee at CFANY and became involved in EM related events.
Daniel Fridson is an associate analyst, covering High Yield issuers for Moody”s Corporate Finance Group, across a variety of sectors, including Food and Beverage, Consumer Durables and Manufacturing. He previously worked in research for Empire Valuation Consultants, Real Assets Research and Fridsonvision LLC, as well as serving as an emerging markets equity analyst for Cooper Financial Research. Prior to that, he researched short-term fixed income investments at the Comptroller”s Office of the City of New York, reporting to the assistant comptroller for asset management. Fridson was also an analytical advisor on a Transportation Research Bureau report in 2012 and a research assistant at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, from which he holds a BA. He has previously written for Seeking Alpha and Investing.com, and has been featured on Reuters Global Markets Forum and Arise TV.
Robert Discolo, CFA, CAIA, CPA, is Executive Vice President, Investments, at Permal Group, a role that encompasses the asset management team and investment processes, working alongside the Chief Investment Officers, as well as proprietary research capabilities. He is also a member of the Group?s Global Investment Committee. Mr. Discolo joined in 2015, having previously spent 14 years working at PineBridge, where he was Managing Director and Head of Hedge Fund Solutions Group, ultimately responsible for managing proprietary and client assets in hedge funds and other alternative asset classes. Prior to joining PineBridge, Mr. Discolo spent seven years at Bank Julius Baer where he was head of the Public/Private Funds Group, and before that was at Merrill Lynch in Partnership Financing, having started at Drexel Burnham Lambert in their Fund Services Group. He has authored and co-authored several papers on alternative investing and is a frequent speaker at alternative investment conferences. Mr. Discolo is a CFA Charterholder and holds an M.B.A. from Pace University, Lubin School of Business, New York, and a B.S. from St John?s University, Jamaica, New York.
Chris Cutler, CFA, is founder of Manager Analysis Services, a hedge fund consultant for institutions, funds-of-funds and high-net-worth individuals. Since launching in 2003, MAS has reviewed more than 1,500 hedge fund managers representing every strategy in the asset class. In addition to hedge funds, Cutler has analyzed traditional equity, fixed income and private equity managers as well as individual private equity and venture capital investments. Prior to founding MAS, he worked for Deutsche Bank from 1994 to 2003, cofounding a specialized fixed income derivatives product, marketing over-the-counter interest rate derivatives and developing structured financial products. From 1988 to 1994, he worked as an emerging markets economist and bank regulator for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Cutler earned his MBA in finance from the New York University Stern School of Business and BA in economics from the University of Chicago, where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. As chair of the New York Society of Securities Analysts? Alternative Investment Committee from 2005 to 2007, he created the Alternative Analysts? Forums.
Jae Yoon, CFA Chief Investment Officer of New York Life Investment Management, joined NYLIM as a managing director in 2005. He most recently served as the CIO of the Strategic Asset Allocation and Solutions group. Previously, he was responsible for risk management efforts at boutique affiliate MacKay Shields. Prior to joining NYLIM, Mr. Yoon was head of Quantitative Research, Analytics, and Risk Management at Western Asset Management. Previous roles include serving as head of Risk and Performance for the EMEA-Pacific regions of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and regional head of Risk Management Control for Fixed Income and Equity Derivative Trading at J.P. Morgan Securities in Asia. Mr. Yoon earned his master?s degree in Operations Research and bachelor?s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. Mr. Yoon is a CFA charterholder and holds FINRA Series 3 and 7 registrations.
Rongbiao Fu, CFA, is a Senior Investment Analyst at Horizon BlueCross BlueShield of New Jersey, a $9 billion health insurance company, where he oversees and manages the reserve, pension, and foundation investment portfolios of the company and its subsidiaries, which total over $4 billion in assets. Rongbiao also sits on the company?s Investment Committee. Prior his current role, he worked as an Associate in portfolio management at Olympus Capital Asia, a $1billion middle market private equity firm specializing in investments in Asia. Rongbiao earned his BA in Finance and Investments from Baruch College.
Jonathan Prin, CFA, joined Greylock Capital in February 2015 as Managing Director, Head of Research. Prior to joining Greylock Capital, he was a portfolio manager and member of the Global Fixed Income Group at JP Morgan Asset Management. At JP Morgan, Mr. Prin was responsible for managing and trading emerging market high yield corporate debt portfolios. Prior to joining JP Morgan in 2008, he spent three years as a credit analyst at Bear Stearns Asset Management, specializing in high-yield credits and international financial institutions. Previously, Mr. Prin was a research analyst in the Leveraged Finance Department of Credit Suisse First Boston, as part of an Institutional Investor-ranked group specializing in the publishing and media sectors. He began his career at M&T Bank Corporation, where he worked as a credit analyst in the bank?s Special Asset Group. Mr. Prin received his B.A. in Economics and Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. He received his CFA charter holder designation in 2009.
Steven G. Bloom, CFA, has more than 20 years of experience on the sell side and buy side investing in listed equities and specialized private equity funds across traditional, real, and emerging asset classes. He founded Real Research & Advisory to perform real estate fund and manager due diligence and provide strategic advisory services. Steven was previously a portfolio manager on APG Asset Management”s Opportunity Fund, head of research for APG US real estate fund, head of HSBC Asset Management”s global listed TMT fund, and a senior sell side equity REIT analyst for Morgan Stanley. He also teaches business courses for the New York Institute of Finance and co-chairs CFANY”s Alternative Investments Committee. Steven received his B.S. from Cornell University”s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and is a CFA charterholder.
Maria Shtrapenina, CFA, is Director, Portfolio Management at TAG Associates LLC, a leading multi-client family office and portfolio management services firm with more than $8 billion of assets under management. Maria is responsible for analyzing and recommending publicly-traded equity and fixed-income strategies and is a member of TAG”s Investment Committee. Prior to joining TAG, Maria spent over eight years at Asset Alliance Corporation, most recently as Director, Research and Investments, focusing on manager research and due diligence across various strategies and asset classes. Prior to Asset Alliance, Maria was at Deutsche Bank where she performed risk management and monitoring functions for Deutsche Bank”s managed account platform. Prior to Deutsche Bank, she was an auditor at the Financial Services division of KPMG LLP. Maria received her B.A in Accounting and Management from Hartwick College. She was awarded her CFA charter in 2006 and holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 licenses.
Katherine Zamsky, a Vice President at BAML, is an Alternative Investments industry expert with12 years of experience in private equity and hedge fund management, deal structuring, and portfolio allocations, across a variety of strategies and industries. For the past several years, Katherine has been developing one of the world?s largest private equity/hedge fund platforms ($65B) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. At BAML, Katherine, who has launched over 100 funds, structures and runs private equity feeder funds and oversees a third of the platform?s private equity funds. Additionally, Katherine manages GP-LP and client relationships and is on the advisory boards of several leading PE firms. Her sector coverage includes healthcare, technology, energy, real estate, infrastructure, retail, and financial services. Katherine started her career at AIG”s hedge fund-of-funds team, where she focused on due diligence, performance analysis, and portfolio allocations.? Katherine holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and BA in Economics and Fine Art from Hunter College.
Kyrill Firshein, Executive Director at VTB Capital, is the Head of VTB Capital”s Equity Sales team for the Americas, based in New York. Previously, Kyrill headed Deutsche Bank?s Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (CEEMA) Equities distribution business for the Americas. Prior to this, he was responsible for the Russian equities business for the bank?s US emerging markets equity sales team. Previously, Firshein was a senior international equity salesperson for United Financial Group (UFG) in Moscow, acquired by Deutsche Bank in 2006, where he primarily focused on US institutional funds investing in Russia. Including his UFG years, Firshein had been with Deutsche Bank for over 10 years. Before UFG, he was an equity research sales generalist with Goldman Sachs for 4 years, building and running the firm”s West Coast middle markets equities business (his time at Goldman also included a one-year, senior analyst rotation in debt capital markets). Firshein graduated from Georgetown University?s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service. He holds an undergraduate program degree certificate in Islam and Muslim-Christian Understanding via the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.
Alvarez Symonette serves as the Director of Business Development for MAK Capital, a private investment firm. Previously, he served in a similar capacity at the Continental Grain Corporation, a 200-year old family-owned private company, where he focused on building co-investment structures and syndicates for ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices in the US, Europe and Latin America. Previously, Alvarez worked as Managing Director at Ader Investment Management. Before that, he was a co-Founder of 360 Global Capital and was responsible for managing the firm?s institutional relationships. Prior to his work in finance, Alvarez held senior leadership roles in the non-profit sector dating back to 1996. A current Board Member for two New York City non-profit organizations, Alvarez is primarily responsible for investment and development initiatives. Alvarez has a bachelor”s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master”s degree from Harvard University.
David Feygenson is Senior Analyst for the Emerging Markets Equity strategy; specializing in Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia at Van Eck Global. He is an Investment Management Team member since 2014. Prior to joining Van Eck Global he was a senior analyst at Mirae Asset Global Investments (Mirae) responsible for EMEA company research for the firm”s long-only strategies. He also served as portfolio manager on country and regional strategies (Russia, Eastern Europe and EMEA). Previously he was a research associate at Wellington Management Co. and assisted in managing long-only emerging markets equity products focusing on Retail, Media, and Food and Beverage sectors in EMEA and Latin America. He has an MS (with Merit) in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has a BS (magna cum laude) in Economics from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
Richard Ebil Ottoo is currently Vice President of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). Before this position, he was a tenured Associate Professor of Finance at the Lubin School of Business, Pace University in New York City, teaching Undergraduate and Graduate courses in Corporate Finance, Financial Analysis, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Analysis, Risk Management, and International Finance. He served as the Director of Professional Certifications in Finance. Prior to his academic career, Ottoo worked with the National Water Corporation of Uganda where he served as Accounts Assistant to the Finance Controller. He also served in the Uganda government as the Special Assistant to the Minister of Health in charge of planning, policy and budgets. During his tenure, he was involved in creating and launching Uganda?s first open education HIV/AIDS campaign in 1987 that received wide international acclaim. Previously he has been a Project Finance Manager with Action Internationalé (AICF), an international development agency. Ottoo obtained his Bachelor?s Degree in Statistics (honors) in 1985 from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. He also earned a Masters in Banking and Finance Degree (summa cum laude) from Giordano dell?Amore (Finafrica) Foundation College, Milan, Italy in 1989, an MBA in Finance from Baruch College Zicklin School of Business in 1996, and a PhD in Finance from the City University of New York in 1998. He is the author of a book, Valuation of Corporate Growth Opportunities: A Real Options Approach (2000), and his articles have appeared in many finance journals. Ottoo has been awarded numerous awards, such as the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Technical Cooperation Scholarship, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship, the John C. Whitehead Foundation Fellowship, the NASDAQ Stock Market Grant, and the Ross and Margie Butler Institute for International Understanding Award.
Kamal Bhatia is a Senior Vice President and Head of Investment Products and Solutions at OppenheimerFunds, Inc. Mr. Bhatia joined the firm
in September 2011 and is responsible for developing and managing all products, client portfolio strategy and new markets strategy for the fixed income, alternatives, and multi-asset investment
products. Prior to this, he served as the Managing Director at TIAA-CREF and was responsible for investment products in the real assets and socially responsible investments space. Prior to
TIAA-CREF, Mr. Bhatia served as a First Vice President at Mellon Asset Management with a focus on investment analytics, product development, and corporate strategy. He began his career at
Citigroup at the global corporate and investment banking unit, where he held the position of Vice President of Client Servicing with group. Mr. Bhatia serves on the board of Big Apple Greeter.
He holds an M.S. from Washington University in St. Louis as a Sever Fellowship Scholar,
and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Mark Sullivan, CFA is a Managing Director and Partner at Stonehaven, LLC. Mr. Sullivan works closely with Stonehaven?s CEO to spearhead origination and ongoing
management of mandates while also playing a senior management role. Prior to Stonehaven, Mr. Sullivan was the Director of US Sales Management at Man Investments Inc. where he coordinated product
operations and development and managed related workflow across stakeholders including investment management, marketing, third party investors, service providers, legal, compliance, operations,
reporting and management. Mr. Sullivan came to Man Investments Inc. following the acquisition of Ore Hill Partners LLC in May 2011, where Mr. Sullivan was a Partner and served as the firm?s CFO and
COO for over 8 years. Mr. Sullivan built and managed all non-investment functions for the multi-product alternative asset management firm and was integral in helping grow the firm from $70 million &
7 employees to $3 billion AUM & 45 employees. Prior to Ore Hill Partners LLC, Mr. Sullivan worked for Credit Suisse First Boston / Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette within their Private Client Services
division from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Sullivan also worked with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in their Private Wealth Management division from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Sullivan earned an M.B.A. from the Leonard
Stern School of Business at NYU with a concentration in Finance and a B.A. in Economics from Boston College. Mr. Sullivan is a CFA charter holder and member of the CFA Institute and the New York
Society of Security Analysts (CFANY). Currently,
Mr. Sullivan holds the Series 3, 7, 24, and 63 registrations with FINRA. Mr. Sullivan lives in Larchmont, NY with his wife, son and two daughters.
Kevin Maxwell, CFA is Managing Director of Asset Management Business Development and a member of the Senior Leadership Team for the TIAA-CREF organization.
Mr. Maxwell is responsible for marketing the organization?s global real asset products. Prior to joining the TIAA-CREF organization in 2007, Mr. Maxwell was a Senior Vice President at LaSalle
Investment Management responsible for marketing their institutional real estate products and held similar positions at J.P. Morgan and The O?Connor Group. Mr. Maxwell serves on the editorial
board of The Institutional Real Estate Letter and is a member of Publication Committee for the Pension Real Estate Association, of which he previously served as Chairman. He is also on the
Alternative Investments Committee at the CFA Society New York. He formerly served as Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of INREV. Mr. Maxwell holds a B.S.
in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. in Finance from Northwestern University. He is a CFA charter holder
Christine Phillpotts, CFA, is a Vice President and Senior Equity Research Analyst covering Africa for AllianceBernstein?s Emerging and Frontier Markets portfolios, including the Next 50 Emerging Markets Fund. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, she was the Global Portfolio Manager for the Grassroots Business Fund (GBF), which was established by the International Finance Corporation. While at GBF, Phillpotts sourced, structured and supervised investments in privately held companies across several countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, Rwanda and Mozambique. As a member of the fund?s internal investment committee, she also evaluated and approved transactions in Latin America and Asia. Before that, Phillpotts was an Equity Research Associate at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Phillpotts holds a BA in economics from Columbia University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Phillpotts serves on the board of directors of the CFA Society New York and is the co?chair of AllianceBernstein?s Black Employee Resource Group. She is also a Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow and a CFA charterholder.
Sandra LaBaugh, CFA,is a Senior Director and Portfolio Manager for the TIAA-CREF organization and a member of the Private Markets Investment team which includes direct private equity investments in natural resources, energy and infrastructure. She is based in New York City and has been managing TIAA?s global timberland portfolio since 2003. Previously, she was a member of TIAA-CREF?s Alternative Investments team, where in addition to timberland investing, her responsibilities included mezzanine debt and private equity co-investments with sponsor private equity funds. Ms. LaBaugh joined TIAA-CREF in 1998 and has worked in several of its investment teams including direct private equity, private placements, lease finance and corporate public bond investment teams. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Sandy worked as a Senior Loan Developer for a European Bank for Reconstruction and Development small business lending program in Moscow, Russia and was a Commercial Banker at Old Kent Bank in Chicago. She holds a BA in Business from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and an MBA in Finance, International Business and Economics from the University of Chicago.
Gabriel Doz, CFA ,
is a senior vice president in the client facing group at PIMCO, managing institutional relationships in the Middle East and Africa region. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2010, he worked for four years for AMUNDI Asset Management in Paris, first as a senior fixed income performance analyst and later as a discretionary portfolio manager serving private clients. Mr. Doz was previously a product analyst for RBC-Dexia Investor Services in Luxembourg. He has 11 years of investment experience and holds a master”s degree from Reims Management School and an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University in Boston.
Peter Sang is a Research Analyst on Lazard Asset Management”s Emerging Markets Debt team covering global EM sovereign credits. Prior to joining Lazard, Peter was responsible for Enterprise Risk Management at ING Bank fsb. While at ING, he also had roles at ING Investment Management in the Latin America Investment Office. Peter also served as an Advisor for the Central Bank of Chile where he developed an Early Warning System (EWS) model of countries at risk of a sovereign downgrade in their international investment portfolio. Peter is a graduate of Columbia University?s Program in Economic Policy Management (PEPM), a specialized degree in economic policy making for emerging markets. Peter also has an MBA from the University of Western Ontario ? Richard Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in Canada.
Anthony Thai, CFA, joined the investment team at Wallace in 2012. He assists the chief investment officer in the management of the foundation?s investment portfolio. His responsibilities include contributing to asset allocation, risk management, and the selection and monitoring of investment managers. Before joining the foundation, Thai served as an economist for five years at the economic consulting firm Compass Lexecon – a subsidiary of FTI Consulting – where his responsibilities included analyzing financial and economic market data and performing asset valuations for clients. Thai received an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He earned his undergraduate degrees in economics and statistics from the University of Chicago. Outside the foundation, Thai volunteers on weekends with the nonprofit organization Minds Matter as a SAT test prep math instructor for accomplished high school students from low income families in New York City.
Andrew King is an Assistant Vice President and Private Banker in the New York office of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. He provides comprehensive wealth management solutions to ultra-high net-worth families, endowments and foundations. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. King was an analyst in the Law Firm Group at the JPMorgan Private Bank. Mr. King has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Society New York (CFANY) and the CFANY Sustainable Investing Committee. Mr. King holds a B.A. in economics from Gettysburg College.
Ravi Chandran, CFA, is an Investment Management Specialist for the Wells Fargo Private Bank where he delivers comprehensive, custom, and diversified portfolio management for clients of The Private Bank. Ravi is also one of the co-chairs of New York Society of Securities Analysts? Private Wealth Management Thought Leadership Group. Ravi is a CFA Charterholder and received a Bachelors of Arts from New York University and a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University.
Darlene Zong, CFA, is a Vice President with the Global Investment Opportunities Group (GIO) at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, where she is responsible for multi?asset class investment advisory and execution for Ultra High Net Worth individuals. Prior to joining GIO New York in 2012, Darlene worked for the group in Hong Kong with prime coverage on private clients in the Greater China region. Prior to J.P. Morgan in 2009, Darlene worked as a sales trading analyst for the Equity Derivatives desk in Credit Agricole. Darlene received her Bachelor of Business Administration with concentration in Finance from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) with First Class Honors, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Darlene is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and is dedicated to yoga practice.
Peter Roselle, CPM, CFP, has been a Certified Financial Planner since 1989. He obtained his BA in Economics and MBA in Finance, both from Seton Hall University. He focuses on helping executives and business owners with retirement and estate planning strategies and optimizing their investment portfolios through sustainable investing principles. He obtained the Certified Portfolio Manager designation in conjunction with Columbia University in 2010. He advises both for-profit and non-profit organizations on improving the alignment of sustainable investing principles in their investment portfolios. He serves as Co-Vice Chair of the Sustainable Investing Committee for the CFA Society New York (CFANY) where he helps plan and run events designed to raise awareness of the importance of corporate social responsibility and the use of environmental, social and governance factors in portfolio design.
Drianne Benner, CFA, is a Managing Director for Appomattox. She is responsible for business development and client service. Previously, she was Global Marketing Director at Cadogan Management LLC, where she was responsible for overseeing firm-wide marketing and client communications for institutional and family office clients. Prior to joining Cadogan, she spent the ten years, most recently as a Managing Director, at U.S. Trust Company, where she developed and led client and marketing initiatives focused on investment communications, initiated an institutional consultant relations program and serviced large institutional clients. Earlier she worked at Paribas Asset Management, a global asset management firm, in a variety of roles including institutional and consultant relations to some of the largest U.S. pension funds and as a manager of portfolios in an enhanced quantitative strategy. She earned a BA from Pennsylvania State University and attended graduate studies in regional planning in international development at Cornell University. She is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society New York. She serves on the Board of Peconic Green Growth as well as on the Philanthropy Committee of the Peconic Land Trust.