Implement a Diverse Investment Strategy

Initiative Description

Participate in or develop programs that target investments in diverse fund managers or leadership teams at portfolio companies.


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Resources for Consideration

  • BDC Women in Tech Venture Fund 
    • The BDC Capital Women in Technology (WIT) Venture Fund is one of the world’s largest venture capital funds dedicated to investing in women-led technology companies and helping to build a robust ecosystem to support women in tech today and in the future.
  • Chicago Teachers Investment Manager Diversity Rule
    • The Public School Teachers’ Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago “CTPF” outlines its Investment Manager Diversity Rule which provides opportunities for emerging and other minority, women, and persons with disabilities owned investment management firms.
  • GCM Grosvenor
    • GCM Grosvenor has a long history of engaging and investing with small, early-stage, diverse, and women alternative investment managers. As part of that commitment, they host events that inform and raise the visibility of managers while providing institutional investors access to these managers.
  • NAIC Growth Equity Funds Initiative
    • Established in October 2019, the NAIC Growth Equity Funds Initiative is an effort, supported by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC), with the intent to aggregate $1 billion of growth equity capital to invest in ethnically diverse and women-owned business enterprises (DWBEs).
  • NYC Emerging Manager Program
    • The NYC Emerging Manager Program seeks to foster the growth and development of successful managers with whom the Systems invest, including Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) fund managers that typically do not have access to large institutional investors.