Marketing and Distributing your Fund in the U.S. in Partnership with CAASA
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 provides national leadership for the Portfolio Diversifying Investments (PDI) industry. We brought together the top asset managers, product distribution partners and industry service providers – new and established – who are dedicated to driving the industry forward through education, innovation and transparency.
André NancePartner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
André Nance is a Partner in the Private Funds and Asset Management Group at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and the Chair-Elect of the Industry Data and Research Committee of the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives. André focuses his practice on the representation of private fund sponsors in connection with the formation, capital raising and operation of domestic and offshore real estate funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, funds-of-funds and other privately-offered pooled investment vehicles.
Kristin Rice-GonzalezPartner, Baker McKenzie LLP
Kristin Rice-Gonzalez is a partner in the Chicago office and is experienced in fund review and formation, mergers and acquisitions, investment adviser compliance and general corporate law, with an emphasis on real estate, secondary transactions and fund-of-funds. Kristin focuses her practice on alternative investment fund matters, advising clients on the structuring and formation of, and investment in, international and domestic private investment funds, including private equity funds, and fund-of-funds. She also advises clients in connection with their investment activities and legal issues, including issues concerning FINRA regulations, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940. Ms. Rice-Gonzalez has represented well-known investors in international and domestic private funds and fund-of-funds. She has also represented domestic and foreign broker dealers and investment advisers in filings before the SEC and FINRA.
Trisha MillerExecutive Managing Director, Capital Markets Redbrick LMD
Trisha A. Miller is Executive Managing Director of Capital Markets for Redbrick LMD, a Washington DC-based developer of commercial real estate and the largest private owner of property located in Opportunity Zones in the District of Columbia. Ms. Miller has over thirty years of experience in the distribution of alternative investments and mutual funds through financial intermediaries. Previously Ms. Miller was Executive Managing Director of Robert A. Stanger where she served as a consultant to institutional and other alternative asset managers to assist with the development and implementation of their retail fundraising capability. She was previously the CEO of Starwood Capital, LLC, the broker/dealer affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, a $60 billion private equity firm with a primary focus on global real estate. In addition, Ms. Miller was CEO, Head of Distribution and National Sales Manager at Carey Financial, LLC, W. P. Carey’s broker-dealer, where she led the capital raising function for real estate and credit funds for nine years. Previously Ms. Miller was a sales manager with Rydex Funds (now owned by Guggenheim Partners), one of the earliest to launch alternative investment strategies in a mutual fund format. She was also with Columbia Funds and Putnam funds earlier in her career.
Ms. Miller is currently the Chair Emeritus of the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (IPA) which provides national leadership for the Portfolio Diversifying Investment industry through advocacy and education. Ms. Miller earned her B.A. from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and her MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Certified Financial Planner® and holds several securities licenses, including the Series 7 and 24 licenses.