Brian Digney, SBAI Research & Content Director, joins William Kelly, CEO of CAIA, to share intriguing ODD anecdotes and observations, drawing on real-life scenarios and peppered with past experiences. They delve into the significance of operational plumbing within the industry, the rise of illiquid investments, and the vital role that ODD plays in detecting trends and risks. Also, Brian explores the delicate balance between risk and reward, outlining the key factors that institutional investors consider when partnering with emerging managers.
Thomas Deinet, SBAI Executive Director, joins William Kelly, CEO of CAIA, to discuss the fascinating journey of the SBAI and its mission to establish industry-wide standards. He also explores the pressure faced by the hedge fund industry during the financial crisis and the importance of transparency and collaboration in improving industry practices.
In this podcast episode from our Founder series, Mario Therrien (SBAI Chair and Head of Investment Funds and External Management, CDPQ) is joined by Wayne Cohen (President and Chief Operating Officer of Sculptor Capital Management) whose firm is one of the founders of the SBAI. They look back at how it all started and how the industry is evolving. They discuss the SBAI, private and public markets, embracing technology, diversity and more.
In this podcast episode from our Founder series, Poul Winslow (until recently Global Head of Capital Markets and Factor Investing at CPP Investments and an SBAI Trustee) is joined by SBAI Trustee Stuart Fiertz (President of Cheyne Capital – one of the founders of the SBAI) to look back at how it all started and how the industry is evolving. They discuss the SBAI, the case for alternatives, ESG and more.
In the first of our Founder series podcasts, one of our newest Trustees Paula Volent (CIO of Rockefeller University) is joined by our Deputy Chair Luke Ellis (CEO of Man Group – one of the founders of the SBAI) to look back at how it all started and how the industry is evolving. They discuss the SBAI, where to find alpha, diversity and more.
Alvin Fan (CEO, OPIM) and Mark Smith (Principal and Head of Business Development, Northwest Investment Management) discuss all things China in episode 4 of the SBAI Podcast series. Discussion topics include how the market has changed as well as both the opportunities and the risks.
Mario Therrien (SBAI Chair; Head of Investment Funds and External Management, CDPQ) and Dame Amelia Fawcett (Lead Independent Director, State Street Corporation), discuss diversity from the perspectives of a board member and an institutional allocator. The discussion focuses on why culture and diversity are important and the role of board members and allocators in helping to improve culture and diversity in the alternative investment industry.
Sara Razmpa (Director, Head of Responsible Investment, Portfolio Manager, Equities, Unigestion) and Rob Sachs (Head Of Business Development, Whitebox Advisors LLC) touch upon producing carbon footprints for firms and portfolios, the state of ESG data, and the frequency and content for investor reporting.
Barbara Bernstein (Chief HR Officer, Magnetar Capital) and Amanda Cherry (Director of HR, Aspect Capital) discuss measuring and evidencing the culture of a firm - a difficult concept that many alternative investment firms are currently grappling with. Also covered is the shifting cultural focuses due to the pandemic, and some practical tips on forming an inclusive culture in the workplace.