Senior journalists covering the alternative investment industry, investor relations professionals and money managers weigh in on the changing nature of media coverage of hedge funds, private equity and venture capital and the different perspectives on both sides in a joint-event between the New York Alternative Investment Roundtable and the New York Financial Writers’ Association. Maneet Ahuja, a senior editor at Forbes and the founder of ICONOCLAST; Antoine Gara, a US Private and Institutional Capital Correspondent for the Financial Times; and Sarah Tomolonious, a Partner and Head of Investor Relations at M13 will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of how information is shared on both sides of the equation and the challenges surrounding sharing information in a historically opaque industry. The discussion will be facilitated by Amanda Cantrell, US investing team leader for Bloomberg.
Additional panelist forthcoming.
Topics covered will include:
· Balancing accredited investor requirements and transparency.
· Why silence is not necessarily the best approach money managers can take.
· The money manager perspective to information sharing -the do’s and don’ts.
· Why effective communication is good for the bottom line.
· Strategies for developing better communications with managers and journalists.
Maneet Ahuja is a Senior Editor and Founder, Editor-at-Large of Iconoclast at Forbes, where she covers the intersection of Wall Street, billionaires & entrepreneurial capitalism. She is author of “The Alpha Masters.” Prior to joining Forbes, she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University while working on her second book, “The Techtonics,” during which time she also hosted Spotify’s “Megatrends” podcast. Prior to that, she spent a decade in a variety of capacities at CNBC, most recently as Senior Editor and Co-Founder of Delivering Alpha, the network’s preeminent investor summit. Prior to joining CNBC, she was part of the Wall Street Journal’s Money & Investing team. She began her career on Wall Street in 2002 at age 17 in Citigroup’s Corporate & Investment Banking division as a credit risk analyst.
Antoine Gara is the US private & institutional capital correspondent at the Financial Times. Previously, he was a senior editor at Forbes Magazine where he covered finance and investing.
Sarah Tomolonius is a Partner and Head of Investor Relations at M13, an early-stage consumer tech venture capital firm focused on the future of work, health, commerce, and money. She is the co-founder of the Sustainability Investment Leadership Council (SILC). Prior to M13, she was the Vice President, Marketing and Investor Relations for Arlon Group, a food and agriculture investment firm and investment arm of Continental Grain Company, and also served as Senior Professional, Management Reporting & Analytics there. Previous investor relations positions she has held include Citi Private Equity, the Corporate & Public Affairs Group at Edelman and the Water & Coastal Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Amanda Cantrell is an award-winning financial journalist who has focused on hedge funds and institutional asset management for the majority of her 20-year career. She currently runs US investment coverage at Bloomberg. Before that, she was a finance features editor at Insider, and previously spent 15 years at Institutional Investor. She has also worked at CNN as a reporter for its online business news vertical.