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In honor of International Women’s Day, the New York Alternative Investment Roundtable is hosting its seventh annual all-female forum.

Susan Webb, Founder, CEO and CIO of Appomattox Advisory will lead a discussion with Deepika Sharma, the Global Head of Manager Selection for the Multi-Manager Platform at BlackRock, and Giannina Sy, a Principal at Neuberger Berman, on what to expect from markets and the alternative investment industry at large in the coming months and years ahead.

Don’t miss this chance to come and participate in an engaging discussion led by these successful women from the industry, diving into timely topics surrounding investments, fund allocations, market trends, strategic approaches and private equity.

Featuring Speakers:

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Moderator, Susan Webb is the Founder, CEO & CIO, Appomattox Advisory. Susan leads the investment team and sets the firms’ overall asset allocation including strategic implementation of its macro view. Susan overseas the investment and portfolio management professionals responsible for manager selection, asset allocation, proactive measures to manage portfolio risks and returns, and liquidity. Susan’s career in finance spans over 35 years, featuring hands-on derivatives trading, financing and structuring. Prior to founding Appomattox in 2005, Susan served as Managing Director of the fund of hedge funds Atlas Capital where she launched the seeding platform. She previously held senior positions on the trading desks of Citibank, Paribas Capital Markets and CIBC. She served as a managing director at Caisse des Depots, where she established the U.S. credit derivative and synthetic CLO and hedge fund structuring business.

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Deepika (Dee) Sharma is the Global Head of Manager Selection for the Multi-Manager Platform in BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS), which includes the global Outsourced CIO (OCIO) and Wealth Solutions business, with allocations across public and private markets. The Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) team is the investment group at the heart of BlackRock’s portfolio construction, asset allocation, and active management ecosystem. MASS draws on the full toolkit of BlackRock’s investment capabilities to deliver precise investment outcomes and cutting-edge alpha insights. Dee has spent over 15 years in portfolio management and research roles focusing on multi-asset investing, with publications in the Journal of Investing and Beta Investment Strategies. Previously, she led research focused on factors and fixed income for BlackRock’s US ETF & Index Investments business and was responsible for executing on product innovation using proprietary research.

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Giannina (Gia) Sy is a Principal at Neuberger Berman and a member of the Private Credit investment team. Prior to joining Private Credit in 2018, Ms. Sy was an Associate with Deutsche Bank’s Healthcare Investment Banking team. Ms. Sy graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Economics and minors in Mathematics and Computer Science.

*This event is only open to members of the Roundtable with active memberships and first-time guests. If you are not yet a member of the Roundtable and are interested in attending as a first-time guest, please send an email with your name, email address and company name to