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StepStone is a global private markets specialist overseeing over US$255 billion of private capital allocations, including more than US$51 billion of assets under management. The Firm creates customized portfolios for the world’s most sophisticated investors using a highly disciplined research-focused approach that prudently integrates primaries, secondaries, and co-investments. We represent some of the world’s most sophisticated public and corporate pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, family offices and foundations.

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Gold Sponsors

Adams Street Partners

Adams Street Partners is a global private equity investment management firm that offers comprehensive solutions for its investors.  As one of the leading independent, employee-owned firms, Adams Street has established a reputation for strong performance, an extensive knowledge base and a disciplined investment approach that values quality over quantity.  Our mission is to be the premier private equity investment manager in the world by sustaining world-class investment performance and the confidence of our investors through our deep understanding of the global private equity marketplace and exemplary client service.

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AlpInvest Partners

AlpInvest Partners is a global private equity investment management organization.

Since its founding in 1999, AlpInvest has invested across the private equity spectrum, and today includes large and middle market buyout, growth capital, and venture capital, as well as mezzanine and distressed debt, in the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, emerging markets and other non-traditional markets. AlpInvest’s activities cover a range of private equity investing, including primary fund commitments, co-investments, and secondary investments. The firm’s investments span the range of private equity, with commitments to more than 600 buyout, venture capital, growth capital, and distressed funds managed by more than 300 sponsors. As of December 30, 2017, AlpInvest managed over $44 billion of client assets on a discretionary basis.

AlpInvest operates as part of Carlyle’s Investment Solutions segment. Investment Solutions helps clients meet their objectives through tailored portfolio construction and implementation. The Investment Solutions platform gives investors access to the large and complex universe of alternative investment strategies—private equity and real estate—on a global basis. AlpInvest offers customized private equity investment solutions to investors through separately managed accounts and commingled product.

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BlackRock is one of the world’s leading providers of investment, advisory and risk management solutions. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.

BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager with total assets under management (AUM) of $10 trillion as of December 31, 2021. The company provides a comprehensive range of investment, risk management and advisory services for institutions, intermediaries, foundations, and individuals around the globe. The firm employs approximately 13,000 talented professionals and maintains offices in more than 30 countries around the world.

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BroadVail Capital Partners

BroadVail Capital Partners is a private equity firm that partners with best-in-class management teams to build institutional real estate investment platforms. Since inception in 2014, BroadVail has partnered with and grown six institutional real estate platforms across the U.S. in the Affordable Housing, Self-Storage, Medical Office/Lab and Life Science, Industrial, Student Housing and Build-to-Rent Single Family rental sectors. Currently, BroadVail has approximately $650 million in AUM and over $2.5 billion in total real estate capitalization through its portfolio companies and has asset-level investments in over 40 MSAs across the country. BroadVail is an extremely active partner providing capital solutions, strategic guidance, risk management, data analytics and portfolio management expertise to its companies.

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EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets investment specialist with 36 years of experience and more than $58 billion in assets under management, as of March 31, 2019. The Firm’s powerful global platform offers clients investment opportunities through primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct co-investments in commingled funds or separately managed accounts. HarbourVest has more than 500 employees, including more than 125 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $35 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $19 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $9 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customized solutions, longstanding relationships, actionable insights, and proven results.

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Landmark Partners, an Ares Company

Landmark Partners, an Ares company is one of the largest and most experienced investors in acquiring secondary private fund ownership stakes in the alternative asset management industry. We provide bespoke and customized liquidity solutions across the private equity and credit, real estate and infrastructure asset classes. With over 30 years of experience in the market, Landmark focuses on generating attractive risk adjusted returns through its leading industry analytics and research, robust deal origination, underwriting and portfolio management activities. As of December 31, 2021, Landmark Partners’ platform had $22.1 billion in assets under management with dedicated investment and quantitative research teams located in six offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. Landmark Partners operates in the Secondary Solutions Group of Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES), a leading global alternative investment manager.

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Manulife Investment Management

Manulife Investment Management is the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than a century of financial stewardship and the full resources of our parent company to serve individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members worldwide. Headquartered in Toronto, our leading capabilities in public and private markets are strengthened by an investment footprint that spans 17 countries and territories. Our private markets strategies include private equity and credit, real estate, infrastructure, timber, and agriculture. Responsible stewardship is integral to our business and culture, and we seek to be a global leader in creating long-term, sustainable, value for our stakeholders.

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Northern Trust

Northern Trust is a leading global provider of asset servicing and related services. We have experience helping some of the world’s largest and most complex organizations handle their asset servicing needs, offering guidance and insight with personalized service. We work with corporate and government retirement funds, nonprofit organizations, fund managers, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and other institutional investors around the globe.

Our ongoing investment in technology allows us to provide our clients with the solutions they need to operate their businesses more efficiently. We couple this with a client-centered approach to provide a powerful combination of service, technology and expertise.

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Pantheon is a leading global private markets firm currently investing on behalf of more than 800 investors, including public and private pension plans, insurance companies, endowments and foundations. Pantheon has an established reputation across private market asset classes, including private equity, infrastructure and real assets, private debt and real estate, and covering all stages and geographies. As of September 30, 2021 Pantheon had $81.2 billion assets under management and advice and the firm currently has around 400 employees, including more than 115 investment professionals, located across its 10 global offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Chicago Hong Kong, Seoul, Bogotá, Tokyo, Dublin and Berlin.

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At PGIM Investments, we consider it a great privilege and responsibility to help investors participate in opportunities across global markets while meeting their toughest investment challenges. We’re part of PGIM, the global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc.—a top-10 investment manager globally with more than $1 trillion in assets under management (AUM).3 This scale and investment experience allow us to deliver PGIM Funds—actively managed investment solutions designed to meet the needs of investors around the globe.

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Plexus Capital

Plexus Capital focuses on investments and partnerships with middle market businesses that need capital for growth.  Whether the need for capital is driven by new market opportunities, a transition of ownership or strategic acquisitions, the Plexus team has the capital and experience you need.  With $550 million under management, investments in more than 50 businesses, and experience managing through all economic cycles, we have proven ourselves to be patient investors with the experience it takes to succeed.

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UAI Foundation

Uai Foundation is a private foundation based in Research Triangle Park, NC that was founded in 2008.


Founded in 1975, Vanguard is one of the world’s leading investment management companies. The firm offers investments, advice, and retirement services to individual investors, institutions, and financial professionals. Based in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Vanguard has offices worldwide and managed $8.1 trillion on behalf of 30 million clients as of January 31, 2022. Vanguard operates under a unique, investor-owned structure where Vanguard fund shareholders own the funds, which in turn own Vanguard. As such, Vanguard adheres to a simple purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

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Zurich Alternative Asset Management Group is Zurich Insurance Group’s dedicated alternative asset management platform. The firm invests solely on behalf of Zurich affiliates worldwide, providing asset allocation, investment selection and investment management across hedge funds, private equity and U.S. real estate.

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Silver Sponsors


AIF Global

AIF is an independent economic think tank focusing on institutional investment policy. Its mission is to foster the exchange of best ideas, practices and information among institutional asset owners globally to help them achieve their investment objectives. The AIF Global Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation through which AIF Global provides funding to support important investments research by leading finance academics.

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Trilantic North America

Trilantic Capital Management L.P. (“Trilantic North America”) is a leading middle market private equity firm that makes strategic, founder-aligned investments with flexible investment structures. Our approach is based on integrity, transparency and partnership, enabling rapidly growing businesses to achieve transformative growth. Our growth capital and expertise strengthen businesses and create value through thoughtful and collaborative post-acquisition involvement. Since our inception, we have managed six (6) private equity fund families with aggregate capital commitments of $9.9B. Our target investments are primarily in the business services and consumer sectors.

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Bronze Sponsors

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Purrington Moody Weil

Purrington Moody Weil is a corporate law firm with offices in New York and North Carolina. We offer our clients a sophisticated transactional practice with a special focus on the private equity and investment fund industry. Our attorneys have developed a high level of expertise across a wide variety of domestic and international transactions and have accumulated extensive experience with investment managers, entrepreneurial companies and large, transaction-intensive law firms. This experience affords us a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ needs and enables us to provide our clients with superior legal representation.

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Group Sponsors

Schell Bray

Schell Bray

Schell Bray concentrates its practice in the business law area. Attorneys in the firm represent private equity funds and their sponsors, investors and start-up entities through every stage of their business cycle, from formation to exit transactions. Our services cover mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, venture capital, private equity fund creation and dissolution, technology, securities law compliance, and tax and regulatory issues. Our clients are engaged in a broad range of industries, including real estate, energy, technology, manufacturing and radio and other media. We frequently act as outside general counsel for our clients and regularly interact with a client’s ownership and its management team.

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Media Sponsors


The CAIA Association is a global professional credentialing body dedicated to creating greater alignment, transparency, and knowledge for all investors, with a specific emphasis on alternative investments. A Member-driven organization representing professionals in more than 95 countries, CAIA Association advocates for the highest ethical standards. The organization provides unbiased insight on a broad range of investment strategies and industry issues, key among them being efforts to bring greater diversification to portfolio construction decisions to achieve better long-term investor outcomes.

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