Built on innovation and pushing science and progress for humanity forward, venture capital firm Third Culture Capital prides itself on its unique lens of healthcare and the agents of change that have a broad perspective of the world.
4th Street Capital is using its value-minded and long-focused strategy to bring new investors to the U.S. equity market, especially from India, where Managing Partner Yogesh Gupta has a network of family and friends.
The road to inclusion within the institutional investment industry is full of obstacles to overcome – a lack of inclusivity, a lack of data, a lack of advocacy – yet some continue to push forward in the pursuit of recognition and growth not only for themselves, but for those that may follow their journey into the industry and look to launch their own investment firm or fund.
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.
The investment management industry is often referred to as a relationship business, and one organization is looking to build and extend those networks for students, particularly those at historically Black colleges and universities looking to enter the field.
Historically Black colleges and universities, typically limited by the size of their assets, are looking to gain further access to alternative assets as they seek to grow their endowments to further their mission as well as capture outsized returns that have swelled higher education institutions’ portfolios.
Plan Sponsors Establishing Purpose Behind Programs; Measurement Must Move Beyond Activity
Calls for diversity measurement in the asset management space are increasing, with investors, politicians and regulators leading the push for further transparency – with varying results.
The push and pull between direct emerging manager programs versus the utilization of emerging managers-of-managers has been consistent through the years, with an overall lack of movement on both ends.