Introducing ‘Roadshows’, part of the iConnections new release of features for Q2.

Ron Biscardi’s update February 2021

Since my last update, we have a new US President, watched multiple vaccines roll out across the planet, and seen a renewed global commitment and focus on climate change, equality and inclusion. The Changemaker Forum Against a backdrop of positive global change, we are excited to be celebrating International Women’s Day this year with our […]

The Rise of Monopolies: What it means for Institutional and Private Investors

Jonathan Tepper is the Chief Investment Officer of Prevatt Capital, an asset manager that invests for the long term in high-quality companies. He also co-founded Variant Perception, a company that provides investment research to asset managers, and Demotix, a citizen-journalism website and photo agency sold to the then-Bill Gates owned Corbis in 2012.  His books include […]

Venture Capital in Today’s Markets

How can allocators make the most of today’s venture capital investments? Ted Seides hosts a conversation with industry LPs to reveal their strategies.  *** How can allocators make the best of venture capital investments? Today’s market is full of opportunities for growth, but not every institution is set up to benefit the same way. Learning […]

ESG:  A Deep Dive in the Time of COVID

Why should investors incorporate ESG into their strategies, and how has the pandemic changed the outlook for ESG? Tony Davis of Inherent Group joins Bhakti Mirchandani of Trinity Church Wall Street to discuss responsible investing.  *** As the Pandemic shifts to its next phase, it’s time to start thinking about what it means for ESG […]

Ron Biscardi’s outlook 2021

We made it. That’s the feeling many of us share after a year like 2020. There is a lot of change ahead, and much to look forward to — here’s a quick rundown of my insights into what 2021 will bring. Rolling back the pandemic The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to the general population […]

The Search For A Coronavirus Vaccine

At the iConnections Investment Institute Fall Forum, we heard from Dr. Gregory A. Poland, M.D., Director of the Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic. In his fascinating talk, Dr Poland gave us an update into the progress that has been made into a vaccine for COVID-19, and made some predictions about what we will […]

Selecting Managers In The Covid World – Part One

At this year’s iConnections Investment Institute Fall Forum, we asked investment officers for their advice on selecting managers in the post-COVID world. Social distancing and digital working has created an unprecedented situation for allocators — so how are they working around the problems?  In this, the first of two exclusive articles, Ted Seides questions several […]

Advice for Startup Investors

At the iConnections Investment Institute Fall Forum on October 26, we heard from Angela Lee, Professor of Practice/Chief Innovation Officer, Columbia Business School. Angela gave our members some practical advice for first-time startup investors — find out what we learned.  Pick a sector you know and like Where do you want to focus? Think about […]

Esg Investments: The fastest growing sector in asset management (part one)

ESG Investment (and by ESG we are including Impact and SRIs) is the fastest growing sector in asset management, presenting trillions of dollars of investment opportunities.  At this October’s iConnections Investment Institute Forum, we listened to allocators working in this thriving field and captured some of their practical insights.  Part one of this two-part feature […]