Speaker Spotlight

Sunita V. Mahant

Head of Social Impact and Inclusion, Sustainable Investments
Ivanhoé Cambridge

Sunita Mahant on how to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through working with industry partners

Investors in private markets are in a position to influence partners across the industry to advocate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. In advance of Private Markets Forum 2023, Sunita V. Mahant, head of social impact and inclusion with Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate subsidiary of CDPQ, comments on how the organization achieves DEI objectives through working with partners, as well as how organizations create more inclusive culture.

Jason Howard

Managing Director, Co-Head of Private Equity Diverse Managers
GCM Grosvenor

Jason Howard on DEI in Private Market Investing

Institutional investors are increasingly integrating diversity, equity and inclusion in their total portfolios, including private market asset classes. There are questions and misconceptions about investing with diverse managers and how to develop the approach to DEI. In advance of Private Markets Forum 2022, Jason Howard, Managing Director, Co-Head of Private Equity Diverse Managers, GCM Grosvenor, answers questions pertaining to DEI approach in private market investing.

Josée Mondoux 

Chief Investment Officer
Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Josée Mondoux on advancements of women in the world of finance, private market investments and building a sustainable DEI culture

As the private market continues to transform and navigate successfully through the current inflationary environment and COVID-19, how have these events impacted the future of the private markets investing? How do private market investors need to position themselves in order to attain new opportunities, growth and ensure their portfolios meet fiduciary objectives?

Koblavi A. Fiagbedzi 

Portfolio Manager, Real Assets
CBC Pension Plan

Koblavi Fiagbedzi on real estate assets and sustainable DEI workplace

In the rising inflation environment, institutional investors increasingly allocate towards real assets such as real estate for portfolio diversification and yields. How are real estate sectors shifting and what should investors consider when approaching real estate portfolios?