Eddie Ramos recently joined Macquarie Group’s Optimum Trust Fund as a global investment officer and independent director. Prior to that, he spent roughly two years with the $92.3 billion New Jersey Division of Investment, helping to launch the institution’s emerging manager program this year after joining in 2020 as its first diversity portfolio manager.
Kevin Silverman has seen the recent market volatility spurred on by inflation and the Fed’s effort to tamp it down, and where others may see trouble, he sees opportunity.
Former Northern Trust Asset Management President Shundrawn Thomas has launched a private investing firm aiming to provide growth capital and support to business operators.
Brentview Investment Management is ready for growth as it surpasses its three-year track record as a firm.
The plan will conduct a search for private equity emerging managers.
Sound Mark Partners is growing its aspirations in a measured way that matches its successes.
Plan’s new global credit manager will handle an approximately $700 million mandate.
Global Value Advisors is at a turning point in both the market cycle and its sales cycle.
Expanding and developing the pool of diverse talent in the asset management space is a task requiring an intentional and sustained effort. From large firms to trade organizations to plan sponsors and entities in between, initiatives and efforts are being made to advance progress in this area, and investment managers, consultants and allocators cannot afford to drag their feet when it comes to developing a meaningful embrace of diversity, equity and inclusion and solutions toward bridging the gap.