Afsaneh Beschloss and Joseph Stiglitz Keynote Conversation Kicks Off Powerful Program at 2016 Women's Alternative Investment Summit

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The 8th annual Women’s Alternative Investment Summit, produced by the Falk Marques Group, convenes in New York City, November 3-4, 2016 — less than one week before the U.S. presidential election. Top of mind at the conference: in a year that saw BREXIT, a weakening China, lower company valuations and global market volatility, how will the election affect the economic, political and social forces that drive investment trends?

The 8th annual Women’s Alternative Investment Summit, produced by the Falk Marques Group, convenes in New York City, November 3-4, 2016 — less than one week before the U.S. presidential election. The conference timing could not be more relevant to the powerful group of 400+ women attendees, drawn from the world’s leading private equity and venture capital firms, hedge funds, and such alternative investment fields as real estate, debt, infrastructure and real assets. Top of mind at the conference: in a year that saw BREXIT, a weakening China, lower company valuations and global market volatility, how will the election affect the economic, political and social forces that drive investment trends?

The Summit tackles one of those social forces — income inequality — in a powerhouse opening keynote conversation. Economist and Nobel Prize Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia University, sits down with Afsaneh Beschloss, Founder, President and CEO of The Rock Creek Group and former World Bank CIO, to discuss income inequality as a consequential issue of our time. Together, they’ll explore how fiduciaries are looking at this and other social challenges as they relate to institutions’ investment decisions. Ms. Beschloss will also ask Professor Stiglitz to discuss his provocative new book “The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe.”

Following its dynamic opening session, the Summit continues with a full schedule of keynote plenary sessions, moderated panel discussions, networking events and dedicated tracks for each asset class. “Our attendees mark the New York Summit on their calendars year after year thanks to the extraordinary networking opportunities it fosters and the unmatched depth of content we present,” notes Beth Falk, Summit founder and president of Falk Marques Group. Included among this year’s 80+ presenters are keynote speakers: Fiona Frick, Chief Executive Officer, Unigestion; Adena Friedman, President and Chief Operating Officer, Nasdaq; Yie-Hsin Hung, Chief Executive Officer, New York Life Investment Management; Catherine M. Keating, President and Chief Executive Officer, Commonfund; and Carrie Thome, Director of Investments, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

Sponsors — Women’s Alternative Investment Summit 2016
The Women’s Alternative Investment Summit is sponsored at the Platinum level by returning lead sponsor KPMG. New Gold Sponsor BlackRock is joined at that level by Coller Capital, in its fifth year of sponsorship. The 2016 Silver Sponsors are: FTI Consulting; Goodwin; KKR; and Walkers. The Summit’s new Session Sponsor is MVision. For a complete list of sponsors, exhibitors, partners and supporters, visit the Summit website’s sponsor page.

For more information about the conference, visit http://www.WomensAlternativeInvestmentSummit.com
or call +1 781-652-0900. Find the Women’s Alternative Investment Summit on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/womensAIsummit.

Note to media: The Women’s Alternative Investment Summit is closed to the press. We would be pleased to facilitate interviews with Summit speakers before or after the conference. Contact Irene Savage, Falk Marques Group, at +1 781-652-0900 or Irene.Savage(at)falkmarquesgroup(dot)com, to make arrangements or with questions regarding the Summit.

About Falk Marques Group
Falk Marques Group develops and produces professional conferences, insightful industry news and event content, and unmatched networking opportunities for an international audience of senior-level decision makers in private equity, venture capital and alternative investments. Beth Falk and Raul Marques founded the Lexington, Mass.-based firm in 2007. The Women’s Alternative Investment Summit and Women’s Private Equity Summit are the cornerstones of the firm’s success. These major industry events bring together institutional investors, fund managers and advisors to the industry for an honest exchange of business ideas and information, invaluable networking and unrivaled deal-making. With the May 2014 launch of Women’s PE Briefs, the company’s weekly e-Newsletter showcasing the achievements of women in private equity and venture capital, Falk Marques Group is now a multi-platform provider of valuable content to the industry’s top leaders.

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