July 2, 2020 Alert

Hi all,

Below are this week’s alerts for the Investment Network.  Wishing you all a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

This Issue’s Topics:

  • Stradley Ronon Article: Surviving Election Season: Refresher on Pay-to-Play Rules for Investment Advisers
  • Insights into Diversity: Consultant Perspectives on Increasing Diversity in PE, VC & the LP Community
  • 100 Women in Finance Global Webinar: Tap the Power of Artificial Intelligence for Financial Analysis, Investments and Beyond
  • ACG Chicago: NextGen Virtual Chapter Social
  • ACG Chicago: What’s Next? Navigating the Middle Market During Uncertain Times
  • Adjusting to Change: How LPs Are Thinking About Fund Investing, Terms & Strategies
  • FREE: Stradley Ronon Webcast: ESG: All Aboard!

Publication:

Stradley Ronon Article: Surviving Election Season: Refresher on Pay-to-Play Rules for Investment Advisers
June 25, 2020

Election season is already in full swing. As a result, investment advisers may wish to increase their attention to applicable pay-to-play compliance obligations, as further described herein. Authored by Stradlians Nicole Kalajian, Sara Crovitz and Aliza Dominey.

To read more, click here.

Events:

Insights into Diversity: Consultant Perspectives on Increasing Diversity in PE, VC & the LP Community
Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. CDT

In light of recent events, many PE and VC firms have vowed to step up and do better, whether it’s making their teams more diverse or committing to back more companies led by people of color. In support of those efforts, we are proud to present Insights into Diversity, a series of discussions that will focus on improving diversity in the private equity and venture capital industries – and specifically what firms can and should be doing to bring aboard more women of color.

We hope you will join us for the first webinar in this series, which will feature top consultants to institutional investors providing their perspectives on the efforts that they and their clients are making, the challenges they face in improving diversity within the industry, and what they see as the best path forward to ensure continued progress in the fight for diversity and inclusion. The discussion will provide participants with specific insights into the programs and capital that institutional investors have in place, or are putting in place, to push the industry towards increased diversity.

For more information, click here.

ACG Chicago: NextGen Virtual Chapter Social
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 12:00-1:00 P.M. CDT
@Zoom Meeting

Meet and connect with professionals in your M&A network over a virtual platform. This event is exclusive to our NextGen professionals.

Attendees will be placed in small breakout rooms where you are able to meet with other business professionals in a series of 15 to 20 minute speed networking sessions. This event is a simple and effective way to build your network, meet other ACG members and reconnect with existing contacts.

For more information, click here.

100 Women in Finance Global Webinar: Tap the Power of Artificial Intelligence for Financial Analysis, Investments and Beyond
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 1:00 P.M. CDT
Hosted by the 100WF Florida South Committee

Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered technology natural language processing (NLP), machine learning and big data are already transforming financial analysis and the investment-decision process.

Take a look into the future to learn:

  • How technological innovations and fintech firms are reshaping financial services
  • New opportunities and new challenges resulting from AI’s impact
  • Aspects of the advances in FinTech that will change your work and your life

Please send your questions to southflorida@100women.org by Tuesday, July 14, 2020 or submit them during the webinar.

Registration is open to 100WF members. For more information, click here.

ACG Chicago: What’s Next? Navigating the Middle Market During Uncertain Times
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 2:00-3:00 P.M. CDT
@Zoom Webinar

A panel of experts in the M&A industry will address the challenges, opportunities and outlook for middle market companies and the current M&A environment. Our panel will discuss:

  • M&A activity in the COVID environment and outlook
  • Management of portfolio companies during market disruptions
  • Lessons learned, potential opportunities and pitfalls
  • Debt market capacity and outlook

The speakers will be: Mark Birkett of Livingstone Partners; Ben Farris of Lincoln International; Eric Kieras of Pritzker Private Credit; and Douglas Knoch of Shorehill Capital LLC.

For more information, click here.

Adjusting to Change: How LPs Are Thinking About Fund Investing, Terms & Strategies
Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. CDT

The events of the last several months have had a significant impact on not only our day-to-day lives, but the investing landscape around the globe. Join us to hear from a leading group of LPs about how they are now thinking about the private equity and venture capital sectors and how the pandemic and the increased push for diversity are impacting due diligence, fund investing, and attitudes on terms.

You’ll learn what they are now looking to hear and see from managers, the strategies that they are seeking, and the results they are expecting from the venture and private equity industry in the coming year.

For more information, click here.

FREE: Stradley Ronon Webcast: ESG: All Aboard!
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 1:00-2:00 P.M. CDT

Learn about issues that asset managers and fund boards should consider in this evolving area, including ESG nomenclature, U.S. and foreign regulatory frameworks for ESG, and issuer and fund ESG ratings.

Stradley speakers will include Sara Crovitz, Matt DiClemente, David W. Grim and Mena Larmour.

To register, click here.

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