Emerging Manager Symposium

Spring 2024

Emerging Manager Symposium

LACERS Emerging Manager Symposium (EMS), which was first launched in 2021 with the strong support of the LACERS Board of Administration, is designed for emerging investment managers interested in learning about LACERS Emerging Manager Program through discussion and remarks provided by LACERS officials and their advisers. The goal of the EMS is to help interested investment managers better understand LACERS investment program including its manager search and selection process. The EMS is one of the key starting points of relationship-building with staff that may lead to possibly earning an allocation of LACERS capital to manage.

LACERS presents its Spring 2024 Emerging Manager Symposium (EMS). This year’s symposium, which is its fourth consecutive EMS, is a pre-recorded event released on April 3, 2024.  The theme of the 2024 EMS is Graduation, which focuses on investment managers that continue to be retained by LACERS and who become eligible for additional management of LACERS capital.  Two separate fireside chats are hosted by senior-level LACERS staff Ellen Chen, Director of Private Markets, and Wilkin Ly, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, who showcase LACERS public markets investment manager, Oberweis Asset Management, Inc. (Oberweis), and LACERS private equity investment manager, Oak HC/FT Associates, L.P. (Oak HC/FT), respectively.  Through their interview-style dialogue with these investment managers, we hope that you gain insight as to how investment firms can grow with LACERS and ultimately graduate from LACERS’ Emerging Manager Program.

We hope you enjoy the 2024 EMS. 

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