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Companion Programs

The Intensive for Institutional Investors

The Bootcamp for Small and Diverse Managers

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Join us at Consortium 2013, the premier gathering for institutional investors focused on connecting and investing with small and diverse managers.

Review the Consortium 2013 agenda, including keynote addresses, workshops and interactive sessions, and register today. Our two companion programs—The Bootcamp for small and diverse managers and The Intensive for institutional investors—are the perfect start.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers


Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett
Senior Advisor to the President
The White House


Jamal Simmons

Jamal Simmons
Political Analyst & Principal
The Raben Group

Industry Pioneers Session

Marx Cazenave

Marx Cazenave
Co-Founder, Former CEO
Progress Investment Management Company

Sonia Gardner

Sonia Gardner
Managing Partner
Avenue Capital

Reverend Dr. Al Sharpton

Dr. Al Sharpton

Founder & President
National Action Network, Host of MSNBC PoliticsNation

Robert F. Smith

Robert F. Smith
Chairman & CEO
Vista Equity Partners

Sue Toigo

Sue Toigo
Robert Toigo Foundation
Fitzgibbon Toigo Associates

Treasurers / CIO Session

William Clark

William Clark
Senior Vice President Chief Investment Officer
Federal Reserve System

Adam M. Cloud

Adam M. Cloud
City Treasurer
City of Hartford

Janet Cowell

Janet Cowell
North Carolina Department of State

Stephanie Neely

Stephanie Neely
City of Chicago

Brian O’Neil

Brian O’Neil
Chief Investment Officer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Kelly M. Williams

Kelly M. Williams
Managing Director and Global Head
Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group

Who Should Attend?

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Institutional Investors

Investment officers and trustees from public plans, Taft-Hartley plans, corporate plans, family office, foundations and endowments.

Fund Managers / Fund of Funds

Managers from small and diverse funds; fund of fund managers with a focus on small and diverse funds on behalf of their clients.


Teams working with institutional investors with a concentration on identifying small and diverse managers (for emerging manager, women- and minority-owned programs).

Outcomes: Why Attend?

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Candid, unvarnished dialogue

Tired of PPTs and canned conversations? Consortium 2013 topics are timely and speakers are focused on delivering actionable advice. Sector and operating workshops are geared to deliver best practices and peer advice.

Productive GP/LP conversations

All in the audience are focused on investments in small, diverse managers ensuring maximum networking opportunities. VIP Connect allows LPs to create a “dance card” of managers to meet and start exploring if there’s a fit.

Access new talent, key parts of economy

Hear it first-hand—small and diverse managers provide institutional investors with untapped opportunities and new thinking. Consortium 2013 makes meeting managers a focused, efficient process.

Dates To Remember

May 28th – June 2nd (Midnight)

VIP Connect Scheduling

June 5, 2013 | 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Half-Day Companion Programs:
The Bootcamp for Small and Diverse Managers
The Intensive for Institutional Investors

June 6, 2013 | 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Consortium 2013

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You’ve got choices: attend Consortium 2013 only, add a half-day companion program (The Bootcamp or The Intensive) for added benefit. Pressed for time? Select the Consortium 2013 Welcome Reception as your ticket.


Maximize your presence and brand impact at Consortium 2013 through event sponsorship. Contact Emese Foss at efoss@rgassociates.org or 510-628-0345 x 100.

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2013 Advisory Committee

  • Laurie Weir, Senior Portfolio Manager – California Public Employee’s Retirement System
  • Solange Brooks, Portfolio Manager, Investments Executive Unit – CalSTRS
  • Nickol Hackett, CIO – Cook County Pension Fund
  • Rhonda Smith, Executive Director – Houston Municipal Employees Pension System
  • Jimmy Yan, General Counsel – Office of the Manhattan Borough President
  • Anyori (AJ) Hernandez, Senior Investment Officer – New York State Common Retirement Fund
  • David Ourlicht, Commissioner – NY State Insurance Fund; Managing Director & Special Advisor – GAMCO; Trustee – New York City Employees Retirement System
  • Bryan Lewis, Deputy CIO – Department of the State Treasurer – North Carolina
  • Stuart Bernstein, Director, Emerging Manager Program – Teacher Retirement System of Texas
  • Kenyatta Matheny, Investment Officer – Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois
  • Lauren Honza, Emerging Manager Director – Employees Retirement System of Texas
  • Robert L. Greene, Vice Chair – Virginia Retirement System; Principal – Syncom Venture Partners
  • Reginald Sanders, Director of Investments – W.K. Kellogg Foundation

2013 Planning Committee

  • Kelly Williams, MD, Global Head – Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group
  • Robert Azeke, Managing Partner – Farol Asset Management
  • Jeffrey Gandel, Managing Director – Long Wharf Real Estate Partners LLC
  • Laureen Costa, Portfolio Manager – JP Morgan Private Equity Group
  • Judy Chambers, Managing Director – Pension Consulting Alliance, Inc.
  • Brian Mathis, Partner – Pine Street Alternative Asset Management
  • Kneeland Youngblood, Co-founder and Managing Partner – Pharos Capital Management
  • Kristi Craig, Senior Vice President, Business Development – Small Business Investor Alliance
  • Laura Sachar, General Partner – StarVest Partners, L.P.
  • Michelle Davidson, Managing Director – TorreyCove Capital Partners