Diverse Manager Week at SURS

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Diverse Manager Week is an opportunity for diversely-owned investment management firms with greater than 50% ownership by minorities, women, or people with a disability to present to the SURS investment team, its manager-of-manager partners, and its consultants. The goal of this event is to increase SURS asset allocation to MWDB firms both directly and through its manager-of-managers partners (for smaller, newer managers).

This year’s event will be Aug. 5-9 at SURS headquarters, 1901 Fox Drive in Champaign, IL. Each day will have a focus on a particular asset class:

Date Asset Class Available Times
Monday, August 5, 2019 Private Equity Strategies All times filled
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Public Equity Strategies All times filled
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Fixed Income Strategies All times available
Thursday, August 8, 2019 Alternative Strategies (e.g. options, trend following, alternative risk premia, GTAA) All times available
Friday, August 9, 2019 Real Assets All times available

Interested firms may sign up for a one-hour presentation by filling out and submitting the information below. You may select your day and time preference. You will then be contacted by a SURS investment officer to confirm your participation, your time slot and with additional details about the event. After SURS confirmation, firms will also be invited to a lunch mingle at a nearby establishment.

Firms that are not selected this year will be given priority for next year’s event. Additionally, the SURS team is open to scheduling conference calls with non-selected firms after all time slots have been filled.

If you have questions, please contact us at diversemanager@surs.org.