The Institutional Investor Institute (III) is a private membership organization for investment management executives responsible for overseeing institutional business development. Members of the institute come together with the institutional clients and prospects they serve in exclusive settings that foster idea exchange while working to achieve common goals. Our aim is simple: we want to help investors make better decisions by putting them in touch with the best investment thinking in the business!
Devised by investors for investors, the agenda for each investor meeting draws heavily on current, best-practices presented by investors. Through thought-leadership roundtable discussions and customized research, III drives innovation for the future of the investment management industry. By providing exclusive opportunities to interact with thought leaders in the field via structured meetings and by issuing at these meetings on-trend, insightful reports and research, the Institutional Investor Institute (III):
- Helps members strengthen and build relationships with senior representatives of major North American Pension Funds, Endowments, Foundations, Insurance Funds, and Investment Consultancies.
- Educates pension plan sponsors and senior fund executives on the opportunities, strategies, and challenges of active investing.
- Keeps members and institutional investors apprised of important issues and developments affecting investment decisions.
- Enables members to freely exchange ideas and experiences, helping them better serve and respond to their institutional clients and prospects.
On November 2022, industry veteran Cynthia Steer was appointed senior advisor of both the Institutional Investor Institute (III) and Alternative Investor Institute (AII).
Steer bring deep and expansive knowledge of the asset management business to III and AII, as well as a broad range of well-established connections at insurance funds, corporate plans, endowments, and foundations. As the world enters the post-pandemic economy and companies embrace in-person conferences with more regularity, the appointment represent Institutional Investor’s commitment to step up its role as the industry leader in bringing differentiated insights and powerful connections to members.
Cynthia is Director and Investment Chair, at MissionSquare Retirement, a non-profit institution serving essential workers. She also serves as a Director of Xponance, a diverse manager focused on emerging managers in both public and private markets. Currently, she is a member of the investment committees at The Hartford Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Previously she served as Executive Vice President, Head of Manager Research, Performance Analytics, and Investment Solutions at BNYMellon Investment Management as well as chief strategist at Rogerscasey.
Our endeavor is to create a forward-looking Advisory Board of well-regarded industry experts who can help us build the improved value proposition for the membership, one even more centered around the needs and priorities of our member firms amid a changing macro environment.
Advisory Board member tenure extends over the course of 12 months. The advisory board will convene both in-person around events and virtually every quarter. The aim of the board is to provide the AII team with expert industry insight and knowledge, which will be used for our programs and will help us improve the value we provide the III community.
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