Hedge Fund/Alternative Credit Emerging Manager Forum 2019


Please join K&L Gates and your fellow AIMA members for a day of education and networking regarding the key challenges of launching, growing and investing in emerging hedge fund and alternative credit managers.

Registration: Please note that we have reached max capacity for this event. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email usa@aima.org.


5:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Registration

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm | Panel 1 - Institutional Investment in Emerging Manager

  • Why are institutional allocators investing in emerging managers?
  • The role of alts within emerging manager portfolios
  • What advice do allocators have for emerging managers seeking institutional capital?


  • Anda Bordean, Senior Vice President, Rock Creek Group
  • Sasha Burstein, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
  • Brian Payne, CAIA, Senior Investment Analyst – Diversified Strategies, Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois
  • Peter Zakowich, Managing Director, PAAMCO Prisma                         


  • Amy Poster, Managing Principal, Alpha Pacific Strategies


6:15 pm - 7:00 pm | Panel 2 - Making it Big

  • Charting success for emerging managers


  • Jane Buchan, CEO & Co-CIO, Martlet Asset Management
  • Vivian Lau, Managing Partner, One Tusk Investment Partners
  • Michael Linn, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Varadero Capital 


  • Cary Meer, Partner, K&L Gates

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Reception

For further assistance, please contact usa@aima.org.

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