NAIC Perspectives

Perspectives is a video web series hosted by the National Association of Investment Companies that provides a look into the world of diverse investment managers and the industries in which they do business. Important industry news, the latest trends, and groundbreaking transactions are discussed by the industry professionals and influential deal-makers who make them happen. Select a topic below to view videos related to that topic.

A Look Into Diverse-Owned Firms

Champions for Diversity

DAMI and the Argument for Inclusion

Diverse Managers and Their Strategies

Making the Case for Diversity

New Perspectives

Performance in the Marketplace

Women in Private Equity

DAMI’s Three Pronged Approach
Robert Raben
With regards to diversity and inclusion, asset allocators tend to fall into three groups. Here, Robert Raben, President & Founder of The Raben Group, describes those groups and shares the Diverse Asset Managers Initiative’s strategy for addressing allocators in each of them. The Raben Group, which will be spearheading advocacy efforts along with the NAIC, works to identify opportunities and solve problems for clients in the corporate, nonprofit, foundation and government sectors.
Effective Mentoring
Verdun S. Perry
Mentorship is an important part of career development, but according to Verdun S. Perry, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone, a proper mentor/mentee relationship must come about organically. He also discusses the significance of creating a legacy of helping others to succeed in his chosen field.
Starting The Conversation
Alisa Amarosa Wood
The first step in bringing about the changes necessary to recruit, retain and promote talented women in the private equity industry, is having an honest conversation about life’s pain points, says Alisa Amarosa Wood, Member, Client and Partner Group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. Discussing the challenges with caring for sick parents, dealing with business school or raising a family could lead to productive policies at industry firms that could not only help attract talented women but also lead to greater productivity.
Policies To Retain Women
Bronwyn D. Bailey
Bronwyn D. Bailey, Vice President – Research & Investor Relations, American Investment Council, says private equity firms can take steps to ensure gender diversity, including formal leadership training for men and women, family leave policies, more formalized pathways to promotion and compensation. She also points out the need to track data and statistics on recruitment and retention of women to determine whether these steps are having the proper impact.
Champions Needed
Robert L. Greene
Robert L. Greene, President & CEO of the NAIC, explains the need for champions within the private equity and hedge fund industries. Champions are those individuals within a capital allocator who is not afraid to go in and fight the status quo to help increase the awareness of the opportunities that lie within the diverse managers’ community.