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The Emerging Manager & MWBE Conference offers investment managers an opportunity to meet with staff from the New York State Common Retirement Fund (CRF) and program partners to learn:

  • How the Common Retirement Fund selects investment partners.
  • Areas the Fund targets to generate attractive returns.
  • How we construct a well-balanced portfolio.

Conference Information

We're pleased to welcome Dane Holmes, Global Head of Human Capital, Goldman Sachs, Paige Ross, Global Head of Human Resources, The Blackstone Group, and Nina Vaca, Founder & CEO, Pinnacle Group, for an afternoon “fireside chat.”

  • Conference book
  • Firm & fund presentations: If you'd like to send fund presentation materials to retirement fund staff, please email them to Include a summary of your firm's strategy, total firm assets under management and whether your firm is an MWBE.

Who Should Attend?

  • Emerging Managers: Senior Partners, CEOs and Managing Directors of emerging investment management firms typically investing their first through fourth funds.
  • Minority and Women-Owned (MWBE) Firms: Owners and senior members of minority-owned and women-owned asset management firms and brokers/dealers.
  • Allocators with targeted Emerging and/or MWBE Programs: Senior management of institutional investors focused on investing with nimble and diverse investment managers.
  • Private Equity Firms Targeting MWBE: Investment teams at private equity firms focused on targeted markets serving minorities and women.