Welcome to the Association for Asian American Investment Manager’s (AAAIM) 2014 National Conference scheduled for October 7-8, 2014 in the heart of Silicon Valley! The annual AAAIM Conference is the premier industry event focused on supporting and engaging Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout the investment industry. Join us for this world-class event that brings together investment industry leaders, highlights the latest trends and innovations, and provides opportunities to develop powerful professional networks.
Founded in 2006, AAAIM’s mission is to provide greater access and leadership mobility for Asian Americans in the world of investment management. Challenged with a lack of diverse leadership in the field, AAAIM advocates for the hiring of more diverse individuals in decision-making positions as well as greater allocations to diverse managers. To learn more about the AAAIM, go to www.aaaim.org.
All Young Professional Sessions to be Held at the Silicon Valley Offices of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe – 1000 Marsh Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
A workshop session dedicated to supporting young professional development. Potential topics include skills training in networking, an overview of leveraging your community, or the value of giving back/paying forward.
A keynote interview with a prominent figure in the investment community of AAPI heritage. Discussion will focus around the individual’s professional development as well as ways they have given back/paid it forward.
A panel of leading industry representatives discuss ways in which they have grown their careers and how they are working to engage in greater diversity efforts, both at a professional and corporate level.
Four Seasons Silicon Valley, Quattro Terrace – East Palo Alto, CA
All Sessions to be Held at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley – 2050 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
A TEDTalk style engagement with one major plan sponsor representative discussing the value and reason for their purposeful engagement in the emerging manager space. This would be followed by a successful manager who has leveraged emerging manager programs to develop a successful and now established firm
A panel focused on highlighting some of the industry leaders in the AAPI community. Topics of discussion include personal life lessons learned rising in the industry and state of the market, especially as it relates to diversity engagement.
Like many others during the recession, corporations had to adjust their investment strategies in order to continue growing their assets. This panel will focus on the views and insights of corporate investors, specifically their insights into investment strategies for the coming year.
The luncheon program includes a keynote address, Champion and Trailblazer awards as well as a commemoration to the late Joe Dear.
Presenter: Maeley Tom
Impact Investing: Investing in Today for Tomorrow
Across the industry there is a growing demand for greater mission-based investment strategies encouraging social responsibility and business development. In this session we take a look at what some leaders in the space are doing to bring returns to their investors and society.
Technology of Tomorrow: What’s Next in the Technology Revolution?
Technological advancement has been at the forefront of the modern era. In a post-recession economy what can we look forward to in terms of the next generation of technological advancements and where can we find value-add investments in the process?
Hear from Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation Director Josh Gotbaum, #4 on Institutional Investor’s top “40 most influential people in the battle to decide the future of U.S. pensions,” on his thoughts about the latest trends in pension planning, pension policy and market trends.
Ginger Lew, Managing Director, Enduring Hydro
Senate President pro Tem-elect Kevin de León, 22nd Senate District, California State Assembly
Pension plans have faced significant upheaval these last several years and with the market seeing some signs of stabilization, we look to these leaders for insights on how they are planning their investment strategies for the future.
Award Presentation – Champions Award
AAAIM is excited to partner with the Four Seasons Silicon Valley in East Palo Alto for the 2014 National Conference. It’s only fitting that the capital of high tech offers the highest standards of luxury and personalized hospitality. An environment of scenic beauty and state-of-the-art energy defines one of California's most vital communities at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley. Excellence is the heartbeat of Silicon Valley and the essence of every stay at Four Seasons. Dedication to your relaxation and productivity reveals itself in a satisfying mix of spacious lodging, luxury culinary inspiration and pleasurable pursuits.
AAAIM has negotiated a limited number of guest rooms at a discounted rate for conference attendees.
and use the promo code CI0914AA to reserve your room today!
Young Professional and Plan Sponsor representatives interested in attending the full conference should reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for special rates!