ALTSCHI is an education-focused alternative investment event designed to bring the investor community together for dialogue and discussion on the most relevant topics facing investors and managers today.
ALTSCHI is developed and led by the CAIA Association and CFA Society Chicago and is a hot spot for those seeking the very latest in alternative investment news and developments. ALTSCHI is specifically designed to provide relevant, education-focused content for individuals who manage, advise, allocate to, or oversee alternative investments. With leading allocating and management firms, the agenda will include topics such as global asset allocation, risk management, private markets, real assets, alternative beta strategies, private equity, hedge funds, ESG, crypto and more.
ALTSCHI has been developed for:
Wilbur Ross, Jr., 39th Secretary of Commerce, United States of America
Mr. Ross, Jr. has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Ross Acquisition. Corp. II since inception in January 2021. Prior to Ross Acquisition Corp. II, Wilbur Ross was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence as the 39th Secretary of Commerce on February 28, 2017. Secretary Ross was the principal voice of business in the Trump Administration, ensuring that U.S. entrepreneurs and businesses have the tools they need to create jobs and economic opportunity. Secretary Ross is the former Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of WL Ross & Co. LLC and has over 55 years of investment banking and private equity experience. He has restructured over $400 billion of assets in the airline, apparel, auto parts, banking, beverage, chemical, credit card, electric utility, food service, furniture, gypsum, homebuilding, insurance, marine transport, mortgage origination and servicing, oil and gas, railcar manufacturing and leasing, real estate, restaurant, shipyard, steel, textile and trucking industries. Secretary Ross has been chairman or lead director of more than 100 companies operating in more than 20 different countries.
Angela Miller-May, Chief Investment Officer, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer for the Illinois Municipal
Retirement Fund, a $50.6 billion pension fund that services a membership of
over 457,000 members and over 3,030 employers. She focuses on providing
strategic portfolio construction, excellent manager selection and rigorous due
diligence and provides leadership to a team of investment professionals in
meeting IMRF’s investment goals. Ms. Miller-May joined Illinois Municipal
Retirement Fund in August 2021. Prior to serving as IMRF’s Chief
Investment Officer, she served as the CIO for Chicago Teachers’ Pension
Fund. She has been honored with many recognitions and awards and engages
with organizations across the investment industry. Ms. Miller-May holds
an MBA from Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and has
earned her BA in Economics from Northwestern University.
Saira Malik, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Nuveen
Ms. Malik is Nuveen's Chief Investment Officer (CIO). In this role, she drives weekly market and investment insights and delivers client asset allocation views from across the firm’s investment teams. Saira also leads the Global Investment Committee (GIC), bringing together Nuveen's most senior investment leaders to deliver the best thinking and actionable portfolio allocation ideas for our clients across institutional and wealth channels. As Chair of the Equities Investment Council (EIC), she authors a monthly market commentary. Additionally, Saira is portfolio manager for $100+ billion in equity strategies. She also serves as the sole manager of a multi billion global equity portfolio.
Saumen Chattopadhyay Chief Investment Officer OneDigital Investment Advisors
Aoifinn Devitt Chief Investment Officer Moneta Group
Philip Huber Chief Investment Officer Savant Wealth Management
Travis Shore, CFA Chief Investment Officer University of Illinois Foundation
Bradford Long Partner, Deputy Chief Investment Officer Fiducient Advisors
Dylan Kremer Co-Chief Investment Officer Certuity
Ned Creedon Managing Director, Investments Pritzker Family Foundations
Jeremy Heer, CFA, CAIA Managing Director, Investment Research and Engagement University of Illinois Foundation
Neal Graziano Managing Director - Private Assets W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Chris Walvoord Global Head of Alternatives Portfolio Management & Research Aon
Karin Anderson Director, Credit Manager Research WTW
Nate Maier, CAIA Investment Officer - Private Markets State of Wisconsin Investment Board
John Freihammer Portfolio Manager Chicago Teacher’s Pension Fund
Richard Grimm Managing Director, Private Credit Cambridge Associates
Shundrawn A. Thomas Founder & Managing Partner The Copia Group, LLC
Nat Kellogg President and Director of Manager Search Marquette Associates
Laura-Min Proctor Partner, Private Wealth Management William Blair
Corbin Freres Investment Officer, Global Income Strategies Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois
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