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It’s Time to Shift

Join Us as we Explore the Impact of Changes in the Current Economy

Join us for the Association for Asian American Investment Managers' (AAAIM) 2017 National Conference taking place at the historic Harvard Club of New York City.

AAAIM's annual conference is the national platform for Asian American investment managers across the major asset classes of private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, public equities, fixed income, and real assets to meet, conduct business and learn from insightful leaders and each other. The event gathers a broad range of investment professionals with common interests from public pension funds, other institutional limited partners, emerging managers and large investment firms. The pre-conference activities on September 6th include the signature Young Professionals Session, a half-day discussion focused on professional development. The main conference day, September 7th, will be a fast-paced and focused day to learn about domestic and global opportunities and network with world class speakers and panelists.

Please join the AAAIM network for a dynamic event that takes your business to greater heights.



SEPT 6th



51 W 52nd Street
New York, New York

Welcome Dessert Reception

Venue TBD

New York, New York


Tentative Schedule


Registration Opens

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Networking Luncheon

1:00pm - 1:05pm

Welcome Remarks

1:05pm – 1:15pm

Opening Address

1:15pm - 1:45pm

Fireside Chat

1:45pm – 2:00pm

Networking Break

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Panel Discussion

2:45pm – 3:00pm

Networking Break & Transition

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Roundtable Discussions

3:45pm – 4:15pm

Breakout Session Debrief – Lessons Learned

4:15pm - 4:45pm

Fireside Chat

4:45pm - 5:45pm

Closing Reception & Networking


Welcome Reception

Venue TBD

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Welcome Dessert Reception


SEPT 7th


The Harvard Club of New York

35 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036


Tentative Schedule

7:30am - 8:15am


8:15am – 8:30am

Welcome Remarks

8:30am – 9:30am

Trumponomics: The Economic Policies Affecting Investments Today

9:30am – 10:30am

AM Institutional Investor Roundtable: What’s new in the play book?

10:30am – 10:45am

Networking Break & Transition

10:45am – 11:45am

AM Breakout Sessions – Asset Class Spotlight

Track 1: Venture Capital

Track 2: Hedge Funds

Track 3: Real Estate

11:30am – 11:45am

Networking Break & Transition

11:45am – 1:30pm


11:45am – 11:50am

Luncheon Introduction

11:50am – 1:05pm

Keynote Speaker

1:05pm – 1:15pm

Founder’s Award

1:15pm – 1:20pm

Champion’s Award

1:20pm – 1:30pm

Emerging Manager Award

1:30pm – 1:45pm

Networking Break & Transition

1:45pm - 2:45pm

PM Breakout Sessions – Asset Class Spotlight

Track 1: Private Equity

Track 2: Traditional Asset Managers

Track 3: Infrastructure

2:45pm – 3:00pm

Networking Break & Transitions

3:00pm – 4:00pm

PM Institutional Investor Roundtable

4:00pm – 5:00pm

In the Forefront of Investment & Public Policy

5:00pm – 5:10pm

Closing Remarks

5:10pm – 6:00pm

Closing Reception & Networking


Prior Year Speakers

David Almodovar

Principal, Private Markets, GCM Grosvenor

Chris Austin

Partner, Capital Markets, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Rich Banjo

Managing Principal for Acquisitions & Asset Management, Artemis Real Estate Partners

Albert Cha, M.D., Ph.D.

Managing Partner, Vivo Capital

David Chao

Co-Founder and General Partner, DCM Ventures


Brenda Chia

Founding Board Member & Vice Chair, AAAIM

Treasurer John Chiang

California State Treasurer's Office

Vijoy Chattergy

CIO, State of Hawaii Employees' Retirement Systems

Andrew Chung

Founder & Managing Partner, 1955 Capital

Paul Conley, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Paladin Capital

Patrick D. Curran

President and Chief Executive Officer, MC Asset Management Holdings, LLC

Mike DiRe

Director, Real Estate Investments, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)

Ted Eliopoulos

CIO, California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)

Jay H. Eum

Co-Founder and Managing Director, TransLink Capital

David Fann

President & CEO, TorreyCove Capital Partners

Andrew Finver

Director of Hedge Fund Research, Progress Investment Management Company, LLC

Lofton Holder

Managing Partner, Pine Street Alternative Asset Management

Benjamin Hom

Managing Partner, St. Cloud Capital, LLC

Clayton Jue

President & CEO, Leading Edge Investment Advisors, LLC

Yong-Nam Jun

Of Counsel, M&A and Private Equity, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Rodney June

Chief Investment Officer, Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS)

Adil Kabani

Global Private Equity, OPIC

Bennett Kim

Managing Partner, Big Rock Partners

Brendon Kim

Managing Director, Samsung Global Innovation Center

Aileen Lee

Founder and Managing Partner, Cowboy Ventures

Thomas K. Lee

Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer, NYSTRS

Tony W. Lee

Managing Partner, One Rock Capital Partners, LLC

Emily Leproust, Ph.D.

CEO, Twist Bioscience

Wilson T. Leung

Managing Director, Head of Asia Real Estate, Angelo, Gordon & Co.

Ginger Lew

Managing Director, Cube Hydro Partners

Quinn Li

Vice President & Global Head, Qualcomm Ventures

Gordon Liao

Co-Founder and Partner, Modjule, LLC

Kelvin Liu, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Invesco Private Capital

Prashant Mehrotra

Partner, Clearlake Capital Group

Andreas Moon

Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations, I Squared Capital

Anita Ng

Managing Director, Cambridge Associates

Elaine Orr, CFA

Director, Investments, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

William Park

Managing Director, UBS Asset Management

Emilian Papadopoulos

President, Good Harbor Security Risk Management

Ron Peyton

Chairman & CEO, Callan Associates Inc.

Sanjiv K. Shah

Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners, LLC

Aravind Swaminathan

Global Co-Chair Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Maeley Tom

Founding Co-Chair and Board Member, AAAIM

Marjorie Tsang

Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Betty Tse

CIO, Alameda County Employees' Retirement Association

Cynthia Tseng

Principal, Fairview Capital Partners

Tina Byles Williams

CEO & CIO, FIS Group, Inc.

Michael Yang

Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

Controller Betty T. Yee

California State Controller

2016 Award Recipients

Champion's Award

Treasurer John Chiang

California State Treasury

Founder's Award


Accepted By

Harry M. Keiley

Board Chair, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)

Founder's Award


Accepted By

Rob Feckner

President, California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration

Past Organizations Include

1955 Capital
Adamas Asset Management
Affinity Investment Advisors
AGI Avant
Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association
Altos Ventures
Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Apax Partners
Artemis Real Estate Partners
Asian Corporate Governance Association
Avante Mezzanine Partners
Big Rock Partners
Brightpath Capital
Calera Capital
California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)
Callan Associates Inc.
Cambridge Associates
Chicago Housing Authority
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Comcast Ventures
Cowboy Ventures
Cube Hydro Partners
DCM Ventures
De Luna Partners
Enlightenment Capital, LLC
Episcophal Chruch Foundation
Fairview Capital Partners
Finn Dixon & Herling
FIS Group, Inc.
GCM Grosvenor Private Markets
GGV Capital
Good Harbor Security Risk Management
H.I.G. Growth Partners
Hanover Investment Advisors LLC
Hanseatic Management Services, Inc.
HarbourVest Partners, LLC
Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System
Himalaya Capital
I Squared Capital
Insight Venture Partners
Invesco Private Capital
Ironwood Capital
Jaguar Growth Partners
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
JPMorgan Asset Management

Kaplan Fox Kilsheimer LLP
Kennet Partners
Leading Edge Investment Advisors, LLC
Legato Capital Management, LLC
Longitude Capital
Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS)
Madison Bay Capital Partners
Matthews Asia
MC Asset Management Holdings, LLC
Modjule LLC
Neosho Capital
New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS)
Nile Capital Group LLC
Office of NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
One Rock Capital Partners, LLC
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Paladin Capital
Palm Drive Capital
Perella Weinberg Partners
Piedmont Investment Advisors
Pine Street Alternative Asset Management
Pomelo Capital
Progress Investment Management Company, LLC
Qualcomm Ventures
Reverence Capital
Rice Hall James & Associate, LLC
Samsung Electronics Open Innovation Center
Sentinel Dome Partners, LLC
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Sit Investment Associates, Inc.
St. Cloud Capital, LLC
State of California
State of Hawaii Employees’ Retirement Systems
Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Top Capital Advisors, Inc.
TorreyCove Capital Partners
TransLink Capital
Trident Capital Cybersecurity
Twist Bioscience
UBS Asset Management
University of California Regents
Venus Capital Management, Inc.
Vivo Capital
WestSummit Capital


The Harvard Club of New York

The Harvard Club of New York

35 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

The Harvard Club of NYC is a warm and friendly place; an oasis of calm in hectic midtown Manhattan. A landmark building designed by McKim, Mead & White, the Clubhouse is also the hub of an extraordinary array of programming and events.



AAAIM has not reserved a room block due to the many options available in Midtown. Below are several nearby hotels.









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