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The Largest Network of Diverse-Owned Private Equity Firms and Hedge Funds

The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) is a Washington DC-based trade association and the largest network of diverse-owned alternative investment firms. Through education, advocacy and other innovative programs, the NAIC is focused on increasing the flow of capital to high-performing diverse investment managers often underutilized by institutional investors.

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In our data-driven industry, quantifiable information is key to demonstrating performance, value or viability of investment strategies. NAIC has developed IntelligentNAIC to articulate, quantify and capture all member data and present it in aggregate form to tell the comprehensive story about the impact of our members and the economic impact our member firms have on the global economy with hard data on portfolio companies (locations, number of employees, revenues, etc.).

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NAIC Perspectives

Getting Dollars in the Door
Marene Jennings
The fund-raising process can be a daunting one for first-time fund managers. It requires a target, a reasonable goal and a way to get there. In this edition of Perspectives, NAIC’s video series, Marene Jennings, Managing Director, Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) for Goldman Sachs Asset Management, offers actionable advice for managers raising for that initial fund. Her guidance includes understanding that the process often takes longer than expected, setting up milestones and metrics to be able to measure success and being aggressive appropriately to move the conversation forward. AIMS provides diversified and customized portfolio solutions in addition to a range of advisory services.
HR Considerations When Launching a New Firm
Marene Jennings
While it may lack the allure of deal-making, human resources and talent management are critical parts of any alternative investment management firm. In this edition of Perspectives, NAIC’s online video series, Marene Jennings, Managing Director, Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) for Goldman Sachs Asset Management, shares her insights on how best to assemble a firm’s initial team. She also discusses the importance of clearly defined responsibilities and having procedures in place for compensation and benefit structures, onboarding, recruiting and other essential HR-related aspects. AIMS provides diversified and customized portfolio solutions in addition to a range of advisory services.
Growing Diverse Funds for Greater Impact
Jarvis V. Hollingsworth
The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) announced plans last year to invest an additional $3 billion with Emerging Managers over 3-5 years. This came on top of an existing $5.8 billion TRS has already invested with emerging managers since 2005. In this installment of Perspectives, NAIC’s video series, Jarvis Hollingsworth, Chairman of the TRS Board of Trustees, provides his insight into the diverse manager space, explaining why he hopes to see more diverse managers grow their funds, land larger allocations from TRS, and have a greater positive impact on its portfolio.