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 and emerging private equity firms and hedge funds. Through education, advocacy and industry events, the NAIC is focused on increasing the flow of capital to high-performing diverse investment managers often underutilized by institutional investors.

NAIC Perspectives

Seeking Diverse Managers Who Add Value
Mark Doherty
The San Francisco Foundation, one of the largest community foundations in the country, supports thousands of nonprofit organizations each year to advance racial and economic equity in the Bay Area. In this installment of Perspectives, NAIC’s online video series, Mark Doherty, Director of Investments, explains what the foundation looks for in an asset manager. The San Francisco Foundation has approximately 30% of its assets deployed with women or people of color.
Diversity — An Important Part of William Blair’s Evolution
John R. Ettelson
One of the leading advisors for diverse asset managers, William Blair has led approximately $30 billion in buy/sell transactions with these firms. In this installment of Perspectives, NAIC’s online video series, John R. Ettelson, President & Chief Executive Officer of William Blair, explains the value of instituting an effective policy and culture for diversity and inclusion and how the global financial services firm has benefited as a result.
Diverse Managers — Where the Action Is
Ellen-Blair Chube
“We want to be where the action is. We want to be in the room,” says Ellen-Blair Chube, Managing Director and Client Service Officer for William Blair, explaining her firm’s goal of increasing business with diverse managers. In this installment of Perspectives, NAIC’s online video series, Chube explains why the firm sees great value in building strong relationships with diverse-owned firms and how she envisions those relationships evolving. William Blair, the leading advisors for diverse asset managers, has led more than $30 billion in buy/sell transactions with diverse-managers.


NAIC Member Firm Performance Data

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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