Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Welcome to 2022! We hope everyone has had a safe and happy holiday season. As we gear up for the new year, NAIC wanted to share a bit about a few of the programs in the pipeline. These initiatives deliver on our mission to showcase the talent in the diverse marketplace, widen the talent pipeline, and increase capital allocations to high-performing, diverse alternative asset management firms.
REGISTER NOW! The NAIC team is also hard at work expanding our Establishing the Next Generation of Private Equity Firms (NextGen) Symposia. Set to launch on February 18th, this series of intensive virtual training sessions have contributed to the successful launching of new and innovative diverse-owned private equity firms. Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have received for this game-changing initiative, we decided to go bigger and better by increasing the number of rich content modules from six to nine. NextGen provides participants with the tools and resources to succeed in the industry by covering such critical topics as building an infrastructure, marketing, legal considerations, fund-raising, and much more. For more information on NextGen or to register, visit https://fruition.swoogo.com/nextgen2022.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW! We are also working hard on the NAIC Paradigm Changers Undergraduate and Graduate Internship Program, which we developed to offset the industry’s lack of diverse female representation. Through a partnership with the American Investment Council (AIC) and Toigo Foundation, Paradigm Changers introduces diverse women from non-traditional fields of study to the alternative investments industry and widens the pipeline of women of color. Part of NAIC’s Women in Alternatives: IN, UP, and BEYOND initiative, Paradigm Changers welcomed its inaugural cohort in 2021, who are now leveraging the invaluable exposure they received to the industry. To participate as an intern or for those NAIC/AIC member firms interested in hosting 2022 interns, please visit https://naicpe.com/naic-paradigm-changers-internship-program/.
Meanwhile, we are also launching the Women in Alternatives’ UP component: a 9-month program of training, mentorship, and networking opportunities designed to help women of color with 7-12 years of industry experience rise UP in their careers. Stay tuned for the announcement of our inaugural class!
NEW INITIATIVE! We are very excited to work alongside UC Investments to facilitate introductions between diverse-owned alternative asset management firms and the $170 billion plan. Announced during our October 21st edition of Industry Insights Live virtual conversation with Jagdeep Singh Bachher, UC investments’ CIO, NAIC will set up meetings between UC Investments and at least 100 managers in the first six months of 2022! As always, we will keep everyone apprised of this exciting undertaking.
MORE NEW FACES AND NEW PLACES IN 2022! We are also excited to announce our first Institutional Investor Roadshow of the year will take place on January 27th with NCPERS. NAIC will continue to host these monthly virtual one-on-one meetings throughout 2022 to facilitate engagement and relationship-building between our network and leading institutional investors. Also on the virtual front, stay tuned for announcements for the 2022 guest lineup for the NAIC Insights Live Series of virtual conversations. These in-depth discussions with industry leaders have only gained in popularity since we launched the series in 2020, and we are building on that success to bring more industry A-listers to our network each month.
These and much more are in the pipeline for what will undoubtedly be a very busy and productive year for NAIC. Please be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on LinkedIn to keep up-to-date with the latest developments. You can also check out our calendar of events here: https://naicpe.com/naic-events/partner-industry-events/naic-hosted/.
Again, we wish everyone a safe, happy and productive 2022!
Robert L. Greene
President & CEO