Patricia Alejo

December 15, 2019 10:40 pm |

Patricia Alejo is Portfolio Manager at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, the largest private university in Colombia, with over 22.000 students. Ms. Alejo’s previous experience includes risk management at a multilateral institution focused in foreign reserves management for some Latin-American countries and also worked at the Colombian Ministry of Finance. Ms. Alejo holds a BS in Finance from Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, plus postgraduate studies in Risk Management and executive education programs taken in New Zealand and Colombia. Ms. Alejo’s main areas of expertise have been risk and portfolio management, particularly in Private Equity and other Alternative Investments. Currently, she is a CAIA charterholder and Level III candidate of the CFA.

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Emily Alejos

October 22, 2019 10:13 am |

Emily Alejos, CFA is a Managing Director and the Chief Investment Officer of Cartica.  She is also a member of the Investment Committee.

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Nisa Amoils

October 22, 2019 12:39 pm |

Nisa Amoils is a partner at Grasshopper Capital and has been an early stage investor for the past decade. Named one of Business Insider’s Women VC to watch and top 100 Women in Fintech, she is an investor in many Blockchain companies. She was previously with Scout Ventures in New York investing in frontier technologies. She is the author of the bestselling book “WTF is Happening? Women Tech Founders on the Rise” , which makes the business case for investing in women that are building with disruptive technologies such as Blockchain. She is a former securities lawyer and on the Boards of several institutions including Wharton Entrepreneurship and the Institute for Blockchain Innovation. She writes for Forbes and Blockchain Magazine and is a regular on CNBC, MSNBC, Fox, Cheddar and others. She is a contributor at Nasdaq Business of Blockchain Show. Prior to investing, she was an entrepreneur and spent many years in business development at companies like Time Warner and NBC Universal. She holds a business degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania

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Geena Davis

January 31, 2020 12:35 pm |

Academy Award winner Geena Davis is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, appearing in several roles that became cultural landmarks.

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Bear Grylls, OBE

November 1, 2019 1:05 pm |

Bear Grylls OBE, has become known worldwide as one of the most-recognised faces of survival and outdoor adventure. The BAFTA award winning TV host began his journey in the British Special Forces (21 SAS) before becoming one of the youngest-ever climbers of Mount Everest.

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Laura Bailey

October 22, 2019 10:38 am |

Laura, Chairperson of Qadre, is a leading entrepreneur in the field of blockchain technology and
a trailblazer for women in fintech. She has co-founded three successful blockchain ventures and
is currently on a mission to modernise financial markets with Qadre’s foundational blockchain

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Devin Banerjee

December 14, 2019 11:35 pm |

Devin Banerjee, CFA is the senior financial services editor at LinkedIn, overseeing finance reporting and editorial strategy for the world’s largest professional networking platform. LinkedIn had more than 660 million members in more than 200 countries as of October 2019.

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Barbara Ann Bernard

December 18, 2019 2:15 pm |

Barbara Ann Bernard is the Founder & CIO of Wincrest Capital.  Barbara Ann was named one of the top 50 Women in Hedge Funds globally by Ernst & Young and the Hedge Fund Journal in 2019.  She co-founded the Variant Perspectives: Women in Value Investing Conference and was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2018.

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John Bowman

November 25, 2019 9:48 am |

John serves as Senior Managing Director for the CAIA Association, overseeing the industry leading CAIA charter as well as stewarding CAIA’s global growth aspirations.

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Ian Bremmer

October 19, 2018 10:28 pm |

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He is also the president and founder of GZERO Media, a Eurasia Group company dedicated to helping a broad, global audience make sense of today’s leaderless world. Ian is a prolific thought leader, author and noted lecturer, regularly expressing his views on political issues in public speeches, television appearances, and top publications. Dubbed the “rising guru” in the field of political risk by The Economist, he teaches classes on the discipline as a professor at New York University and is a Foreign Affairs Columnist and Editor at Large for Time magazine.

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Rodney Brooks

November 20, 2019 1:12 pm |

Rodney Brooks has worked in robotics and Artificial Intelligence since the 1970s. He is the Panasonic Professor of Robotics (emeritus) at MIT, and since 1984 he has co-founded seven Silicon Valley and Boston based startups, including iRobot in 1990 and Rethink Robotics in 2008. His current company, Robust.Ai, based in Palo Alto, is building industrial grade Ai-based software to give robots the sort of common sense that everyone assumes all people have. Brooks received undergraduate and Masters degrees in pure mathematics and then AI in Australia, and a PhD in computer science and AI from Stanford in 1981. He held research positions at Carnegie Mellon and MIT, then was a member of the faculty at Stanford, and then a faculty member at MIT from 1984 until 2010. He became the director of the MIT AI Lab in 1997, and then formed the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) in 2003 and directed it until 2007. Then and now CSAIL is the largest lab at MIT, by all measures (faculty, researchers, graduate students, research dollars, etc.). At various times he has been a long term advisor to John Deere, Toyota, Nokia Bell Labs, and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, and an elected Fellow of seven other academies, institutes and associations. @rodneyabrooks,

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Dan Ariely

October 18, 2019 3:51 pm |

Despite our intentions, why do we so often fail to act in our own best interest? Why
do we promise to skip the chocolate cake, only to find ourselves drooling our way
into temptation when the dessert tray rolls around? Why do we overvalue things
that we’ve worked to put together? What are the forces that influence our behavior?
Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke
University, is dedicated to answering these questions and others in order to help
people live more sensible – if not rational – lives. His interests span a wide range of
behaviors, and his sometimes unusual experiments are consistently interesting,
amusing and informative, demonstrating profound ideas that fly in the face of
common wisdom.
In addition to appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for
Cognitive Neuroscience, the Department of Economics, and the School of Medicine
at Duke University, Dan is also a founding member of the Center for Advanced
Hindsight, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Predictably Irrational,
The Upside of Irrationality, and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty.

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Leda Braga

September 25, 2019 9:12 pm |

Leda is the founder and CEO of Systematica. Prior to joining Systematica, Leda was the President and Head of Systematic Trading at BlueCrest Capital Management for 14 years. Prior to BlueCrest Leda was part of Cygnifi Derivatives Services (a J.P. Morgan spin-off). At Cygnifi she was part of the management team and was head of its Valuation Service. Prior to Cygnifi, Leda spent nearly seven years at J.P. Morgan as a Quantitative Analyst in the derivatives research team. Her past experience includes modelling of interest rate exotics, FX/interest rate hybrid instruments and equity derivatives. She holds a PhD in Engineering from Imperial College London, where she worked as a lecturer and led research projects for over three years prior to joining J.P. Morgan. In addition Leda has served as an advisor to the board of the pension fund of the CERN in Geneva and she is currently on the advisory board of the London School of Economics’ Systemic Risk Centre.

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Carla Buffulin

January 8, 2020 10:21 am |

Carla began her career in 1992 at Citibank SA in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Following a year at the University of California Berkeley, she joined Bank Boston as a senior credit analyst in Sao Paulo. Following that, she returned to Citi in Sao Paulo as the Team Head for the Credit Risk Analysis Unit. Carla then joined WestLB AG in 2003 as an Associate Director within the Global Structured Finance group. She joined Morgan Stanley & Co. in 2005, where she was most recently a Vice President in the Credit and Derivatives group for Latin America and a Project Manager within the Accounting and Valuation Team within the Equity Research group. After Morgan Stanley, Carla joined Oppenheimer Funds in 2008 where she was Vice President, International Fixed Income and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Global EM Corporate Portfolio. Prior to joining Emso in 2016, Carla was a Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets at AIG.

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Eric Bush

November 8, 2019 10:00 am |

Eric Bush, JP started his career straight out of University by joining the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS). Having achieved the “Best Academic Recruit”, Eric was then posted to the George Town Police Station, the Islands’ capital and headquarters for the Police.

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Gerald Butts

January 27, 2020 1:29 pm |

Gerald ‘Gerry’ Butts is a Senior Advisor on the geopolitics of climate change at Eurasia Group and former Principal Secretary to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He held senior leadership positions in the Liberal Party campaign teams in 2015 and 2019, delivering election victories on both occasions.

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Wences Casares

September 25, 2019 9:40 pm |

Wences Casares is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of XAPO, a bitcoin wallet . Previously, Mr. Casares founded Patagon, Wanako Games, Banco Lemon, and Lemon Wallet. Mr. Casares sits on the board of PayPal, and serves on the board of Endeavor, a non-profit organization that promotes high-impact entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Mr. Casares studied at the University of San Andrés and completed the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard University.

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Sharmila Chatterjee Kassam

February 3, 2020 1:03 pm |

Shar Kassam is a proven business professional, institutional investor and founder of an investment firm investing in private markets for family offices leveraging her experience with emerging managers.  She most recently co-managed the $30 billion Employees Retirement System of Texas (Texas ERS). During her over a decade of experience at Texas ERS, she led her team and was instrumental as the investment program evolved along with the governance to achieve top quartile returns.  Additional accomplishments include aiCIO 2018 NextGen Chief Investment Officer, Institutional Investors 2018 NextGen Chief Investment Officer Finalist, NextGen 2017 Woman of the Year, Investment Management and Trusted Insight 2017 Top 30 Pension Rising Stars.  Prior to her tenure at ERS, she spent 15 years in the venture and technology industry working in financial, legal, operational and management roles.

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Clark Cheng

February 3, 2020 10:01 am |

Clark Cheng, CFA, FRM, CAIA joined Merrimac in 2014 and is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Merrimac is a large single family office with investments in hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and real estate. Prior to Merrimac, he was responsible for leading the alternative investment team in the Americas for HSBC’s Alternative Investment Group which had $60B in assets at its peak. Before joining HSBC, he performed hedge fund research at Guggenheim Partners and Morgan Stanley between 2002 and 2005.

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Valerie Chort

December 15, 2019 10:24 pm |

As the VP Corporate Citizenship and Executive Director of the RBC Foundation, Valerie is responsible for the development and execution of RBC’s global corporate citizenship strategy which is aligned to RBC’s purpose and creates positive social, economic and environmental impacts in the community. Her scope includes strategic philanthropy; employee engagement; impact measurement; corporate sustainability; social innovation and sustainable finance.
For over 23 years Valerie has helped national and international businesses, governments and non-government organizations create opportunity by proactively managing environmental and social risks, and implementing programs that deliver both shareholder and stakeholder value.
Before joining RBC in 2015, she spent 14 years with the global consulting firm Deloitte as the Americas Leader for Sustainability and Partner with Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Services
She was named as a member of Canada’s Clean 16 – leader in the consulting sector; is a member of Privy Council’s Impact Canada Advisory Council, a founding member of Women for Nature, and is a mentor to an extensive roster of young leaders.
Valerie graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering. She is fluent in French and Spa

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Dr. Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

December 14, 2019 10:56 pm |

Dr. Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter since she was eighteen years old. She is a Chief Fire Officer and one of the most senior female firefighters in the UK. After leaving home at fifteen and school at sixteen, she joined the fire service in Wales. While climbing the ranks, she studied at the Open University and then at Cardiff University, eventually completing a PhD in Psychology whilst still serving as an operational fire officer. Her subsequent research into incident command in the emergency services has not only won awards but has also influenced policy at a global level. Sabrina was recently conferred as an Honorary Fellow at Cardiff University, and authored “The Heat of the Moment”, a book which explores how we make decisions under pressure. Having experienced homelessness from the age of 15, she is also a Big Issue Ambassador, campaigning to end poverty.

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Anthony Cowell

October 19, 2018 7:40 pm |

Anthony is a Global Lead Engagement Partner and Head of Asset Management for KPMG in the Cayman Islands. His portfolio of clients include some of the world’s largest asset managers and alternative investment platforms. Anthony is a member of KPMG’s Global Alternative Investments Leadership Team and a Director of the CAIA Association, the global leader in alternative investment education and provider of the CAIA designation, the alternative industry benchmark.

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Elaine Crocker

November 20, 2019 1:15 pm |

Elaine Crocker is a member of the Board of Directors, President, and a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of Moore Capital Management, LP.  Founded in 1989, Moore Capital currently has 365 employees.  As President, Ms. Crocker is responsible for administration of all areas of the firm, with the heads of finance, operations, legal, compliance, human resources, technology, and investor relations all reporting to her.  Known in the industry for her ability to identify and nurture talented traders, Ms. Crocker is also responsible for the selection of portfolio managers at Moore Capital.  Prior to joining Moore in January 1995, she was a Managing Director and an Executive Vice President of Commodities Corporation (U.S.A) N.V. (“CC (U.S.A.)”).  Her responsibilities included the planning, selection and development of CC (U.S.A.)’s trading, research, risk control and legal and compliance activities, and she was also responsible for portfolio selection for internal capital and managed fund products.  She joined Commodities Corporation in 1970.  Ms. Crocker received a B.S. in Business Administration from Sophia University International College in Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Crocker currently serves as the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of each of the 100 Women in Finance Association and the 100 Women in Finance Foundation.

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Robert Cultraro

November 19, 2019 12:35 pm |

Robert is Senior Vice President and the Chief Investment and Pension Officer at Hydro One Inc. Robert’s expertise is in strategic decision-making, managing a team of investment professionals and managers, strategic and tactical asset mix management, the selection and monitoring of investments, governance and risk management.

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