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Institute for Portfolio Alternatives Welcomes Three New Board Members


WASHINGTON, April 11, 2022 – The Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (IPA) today named three industry leaders to its Board of Directors effectively immediately. The IPA Board consists of senior executives from all corners of our industry.

The IPA and its existing Board of Directors welcome the following individuals:

  • John McCarthy – Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.
  • Brad Sussman – Vice President, Alternative Investments Product Development and Research at Raymond James
  • Chris Shaw – Vice President, SS&C Technologies

“The three industry leaders added to the IPA Board of Directors will play a critical role in further advancing the growth and expansion of portfolio diversifying investments across the alternative investment industry,” said Anthony Chereso, IPA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Alongside our existing directors, John, Brad and Chris will be excellent stewards of our guiding principles and play a key role in delivering on our three-year strategic plan. Their active engagement is proof of our industry’s strength, the growing importance of alternative investments for retail investors and the technological evolution underpinning our future.”

“John, Brad and Chris are proven industry leaders who will make an immediate impact on the Board’s most important initiatives,” said IPA’s 2022 Chair Anne-Marie Vandenberg, who serves as President, Chief Executive Officer of RREEF Property Trust and Lead Portfolio Manager of RREEF Management L.L.C. Alternatives.

About the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives

Through advocacy and industry-leading education, the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (IPA) is committed to expanding access to real assets and creating more opportunities for retail investors to effectively balance their portfolios. The IPA seeks to raise awareness of portfolio diversifying investment (PDI) products among stakeholders and market participants, including investment advisors, public policymakers and the investing public. The organization supports increased access to investment strategies with low correlation to the equity markets: lifecycle real estate investment trusts (“Lifecycle REITs”), net asset value REITs (NAV REITs), business development companies (BDCs), interval funds and direct participation programs (DPPs)