16th Annual Emerging Manager & MWBE Conference

Thomas DiNapoli in front of American flag

About the Conference

The 16th Annual Emerging Manager & MWBE Conference is an opportunity for attendees to connect with New York State Common Retirement Fund investment staff and partners. This year’s Conference offers investment managers the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the Fund's investment process and manager selection.

Small breakout sessions help staff and partners to establish new relationships with highly qualified MWBEs in the investment arena, and continue to build a pipeline of investments and service providers that enable the Fund to reap the benefits of diversity for members, retirees and beneficiaries of the New York State & Local Retirement System.

Conference attendees will learn about:

  • The Fund’s selection and onboarding process of investment managers;
  • Current areas of the Fund’s investment focus; and
  • Common attributes of successfully on-boarded asset management operations.

Speakers

Anastasia Titarchuk

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Anastasia Titarchuk
Chief Investment Officer & Deputy Comptroller

David Grain

Guest Speaker
David Grain
CEO & Founder of Grain Management

Thomas P. DiNapoli

Keynote Speaker
Thomas P. DiNapoli
New York State Comptroller


Agenda

8:00–10:00

Registration

Continental Breakfast

10:00⁠–⁠10:45

Video: A Look Back at 15 Years of Emerging Manager Program

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Anastasia Titarchuk
Chief Investment Officer & Deputy Comptroller

Keynote Remarks

Thomas P. DiNapoli
New York State Comptroller

Guest Speaker

David Grain
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Grain Management

10:45–11:00

Break

11:00–11:15

Video: Years of Partnership

11:15–12:00

Session I – Aligned Organizations Panel

12:00–1:30

Lunch & Open Networking

1:30–2:30

Session II – Asset Class Breakouts & Networking

  • Equities
  • Fixed Income & Credit
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate & Real Assets
  • Corporate Governance, ESG
  • Sustainable Investments & Climate Solutions
  • Legal Panel
2:30–4:00 Comptroller's Dessert Reception & Open Networking
   

Emerging Manager Program Team


Directions and Transportation


Hotels


Contact

For conference inquiries, email [email protected].