Delivering Alpha

One of the most influential investor conferences every year, Delivering Alpha brings together the biggest asset managers and investors, plus influential political and economic figures for a high-level discussion on the critical issues in today’s global economy.

The event features one-on-one interviews and panel discussions led by top journalists from CNBC and Institutional Investor.

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Steven Mnuchin

Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin serves as the Founder and Managing Partner of Liberty Strategic Capital and chairs the firm’s Investment Committee. Liberty Strategic Capital is a Washington, DC-based private equity firm focused on strategic investments in technology, financial services and fintech, and new forms of content. The firm was founded in 2021 and has made significant investments in technology and cybersecurity companies. Prior to founding Liberty, Mr. Mnuchin served as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury from February 2017 through January 2021. As Secretary, Mr. Mnuchin was responsible for leading the U.S. Treasury, whose mission is to maintain a strong economy, foster economic growth, and create job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable prosperity at home and abroad. He was also responsible for strengthening national security by combating economic threats and protecting the U.S. financial system, as well as managing the U.S. Government’s finances. Mr. Mnuchin also oversaw Cybersecurity for the financial services sector and all Treasury bureaus including the IRS. Secretary Mnuchin played a pivotal role in shaping/advancing the Administration’s economic agenda, including the passage and implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the CARES Act. He also led the Treasury’s regulatory reform efforts. Secretary Mnuchin was chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and was a member of the NSC.

Carla Harris

Carla Harris is a Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She was most recently a Vice Chairman responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She was the founder and creator of the award winning, Multicultural Innovation Lab at Morgan Stanley, and the award winning podcast, Access and Opportunity. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries and was responsible for Equity Private Placements. In her 30+ year career, Ms. Harris has had extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. In August 2013, Carla Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council.

For more than a decade, Ms. Harris was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk and executed such transactions as initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, the General Motors sub-IPO of Delphi Automotive, and the $3.2 Billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation, one of the largest biotechnology common stock transactions in U.S. history. Ms. Harris was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America”, Fortune’s Most Influential List, U. S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance (2009, 2010, 2011), Black Enterprise’s Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business (2017), and “Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street”, and to Essence Magazine’s list of “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World”, Ebony’s list of the Power 100 and “15 Corporate Women at the Top” and was named “Woman of the Year 2004” by the Harvard Black Men’s Forum and in 2011 by the Yale Black Men’s Forum.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Carla received an MBA, Second Year Honors from Harvard Business School and an AB in economics from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude. Carla has also received Honorary Doctorates of Laws, Humanities and Business from Marymount Manhattan College, Bloomfield College, Converse College, Jacksonville University, Simmons College, the College of New Rochelle, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Babson College and Fisk University, Wake Forest University and Felician University respectively. Carla Harris is actively involved in her community and heartily believes that “we are blessed so that we can be a blessing to someone else.”

She is the past Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and of The Executive Leadership Council, and sits on the boards of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), The Sesame Workshop, Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and is an active member of the St. Charles Gospelites of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. She was a member of the board of overseers of Harvard University and is a member of the board of directors of the Walmart Corporation, Cummins Corporation and MetLife. Ms. Harris was co-chair of the National Social Action Commission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She has been named to the New Jersey Hall of Fame (2015) and has received the Bert King Award from the Harvard Business School African American Alumni Association, the 2005 Women’s Professional Achievement Award from Harvard University, the Pierre Toussaint Medallion from the Office of Black Ministry of the Archdiocese of New York, the Women of Power Award given by the National Urban League, the Women of Influence Award from The Links, Incorporated and many other awards. In her other life, Carla is a singer who has sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Apollo Theatre, and released 4 Gospel CDs:“O This is Christmas” (2021) “Unceasing Praise” (2011), “Joy Is Waiting”(2005), and her first CD entitled, “Carla’s First Christmas”(2000), was a bestseller on in New York and was featured on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather in his “American Dream” segment. She is also an internationally renowned public speaker. She was named one of the top 50 speakers in the world by Real Leaders Magazine (2023) and one of the Top 40 female Speakers (2020). She is the author of the books, Strategize to Win (2014), Expect to Win (2009) (Hudson Press) and of Lead To Win (2022).

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren, a fearless consumer advocate who has made her life's work the fight for middle class families, was elected to the United States Senate on November 6, 2012, by the people of Massachusetts.

Elizabeth is recognized as one of the nation's top experts on bankruptcy and the financial pressures facing middle class families, and the Boston Globe has called her "the plainspoken voice of people getting crushed by so many predatory lenders and under regulated banks."

She is widely credited for the original thinking, political courage, and relentless persistence that led to the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection bureau. President Obama asked her to set up the new agency to hold Wall Street banks and other financial institutions accountable, and to protect consumers from financial tricks and traps often hidden in mortgages, credit cards and other financial products.

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Warren served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Her independent and tireless efforts to protect taxpayers, to hold Wall Street accountable, and to ensure tough oversight of both the Bush and Obama Administrations won praise from both sides of the aisle. The Boston Globe named Elizabeth Warren Bostonian of the Year and TIME Magazine called her a "New Sheriff of Wall Street" for her oversight efforts.

During her campaign for the Senate, Elizabeth promised to fight for middle class families and to make sure that everyone has a fair shot to get ahead. She called for policies that would level the regulatory playing field for small businesses and ensure that everyone - even large and powerful corporations - pays a fair share in taxes and is held accountable for breaking the law.

Endorsing Elizabeth's candidacy, the New Bedford Standard-Times said, "Elizabeth Warren has it right on all the things that matter most to us in SouthCoast and across Massachusetts," with "principles that without a doubt, promote the well-being of the middle class." The Boston Globe called Elizabeth "a fierce advocate for the lot of working families, creating educational opportunities, and expanding medical research."

The Springfield Republican said, "We need a voice for working families in Washington again. Elizabeth Warren will give us that voice."

Senator Warren was a law professor for more than 30 years, including nearly 20 years as the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. The graduating class at Harvard twice recognized her with the Sacks-Freund Award for excellence in teaching.

She taught courses on commercial law, contracts, and bankruptcy and wrote more than a hundred articles and ten books, including three national best-sellers, A Fighting Chance, The Two-Income Trap, and All Your Worth. National Law Journal named her one of the Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade, TIME Magazine has named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world four times, and she has been honored by the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association with the Lelia J. Robinson Award.

Elizabeth learned first-hand about the economic pressures facing working families, growing up in a family she says was "on the ragged edge of the middle class." She got married at 19, and after graduating from college, started teaching in elementary school.

Her first baby, a daughter Amelia, was born when Elizabeth was 22. When Amelia was two, Elizabeth started law school. Shortly after she graduated, her son Alex was born.

Elizabeth hung out a shingle and practiced law out of her living room, but she soon returned to teaching.

Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Houston and Rutgers School of Law.
Elizabeth and her husband Bruce Mann have been married for 38 years and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts with their golden retriever, Bailey. They have three grandchildren.

H.E. Yasir Al-Rumayyan

H.E. Yasir Al-Rumayyan is Public Investment Fund Governor and Aramco Chairman. He is also a member of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs, and serves as an advisor to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, the Chairman of the Decision Support Center, and a board member of Saudi Industrial Development Fund.

He holds a bachelor degree in accounting from King Faisal University and has completed the general management program at Harvard Business School.

Mary Callahan Erdoes

Mary Callahan Erdoes is Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan's Asset & Wealth Management division, a global leader in investment management and private banking, with $2.8 trillion in client assets. She is also a member of JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Operating Committee.

Erdoes joined J.P. Morgan in 1996 from Meredith, Martin & Kaye, a fixed-income specialty advisory firm. Previously, she worked at Bankers Trust in corporate finance, merchant banking and high-yield debt underwriting.

She is a board member of Robin Hood, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and the U.S.-China Business Council. She also serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets.

Erdoes earned a BS in mathematics from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives in New York City with her husband and three daughters.

Robert F. Smith

Robert F. Smith is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. He directs Vista’s investment strategy and decisions, firm governance and investor relations. Vista currently manages equity capital commitments of over $100Bn and oversees a portfolio of over 80 software companies that employ over 100,000 people worldwide. Since Vista’s founding in 2000, Smith has overseen over 590 completed transactions by the firm representing more than $290 billion in aggregate transaction value.

In 2020, Smith was named as one of the TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2017, Smith was named by Forbes as one of the 100 Greatest Living Business Minds. Robert has also been named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year.

Born in Colorado to two parents with EdDs, Smith trained as an engineer at Cornell University, earning his B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Following his MBA from Columbia Business School with honors, Smith worked at Kraft General Foods, where he earned two United States and two European patents. In 1994, he joined Goldman Sachs in tech investment banking, first in New York and then in Silicon Valley.

Smith is the founding director and President of the Fund II Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving the African American experience, safeguarding human rights, providing music education, preserving the environment while promoting the benefits of the outdoors, and sustaining critical American values. In January 2016, Cornell University honored Mr. Smith’s leadership by naming the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

In 2017, Smith signed on to the Giving Pledge. His gift of $20 million was the largest by an individual donor at the time to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Smith is the Chairman of Carnegie Hall. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Business Roundtable, the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School, as a Member of the Cornell Engineering College Council, and is a Trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

Smith has been a leading voice advocating for companies to take diverse internship candidates in STEM fields. Under his leadership, in 2019, Fund II Foundation launched internXL, a platform to match leading companies with diverse internship candidates.

In 2019, Smith received an honorary doctorate from Morehouse College and made headlines by announcing that he would cover the student loans of nearly 400 Morehouse College 2019 graduates in a commencement address. After his Morehouse pledge, Smith founded the Student Freedom Initiative to relieve the crushing burden of student debt for STEM students at all HBCUs.

He also co-leads the Southern Communities Initiative, a catalytic program for racial equity across six southern communities representing half of the Black population in the U.S.

Stephen Schwarzman

Stephen A. Schwarzman is Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms with $545 billion Assets Under Management (as of June 30, 2019). Mr. Schwarzman has been involved in all phases of Blackstone’s development since its founding in 1985. The firm has established leading investing businesses across asset classes, including private equity, where it is a global leader in traditional buyout, growth equity, special situations and secondary investing; real estate, where it is currently the largest owner of property in the world; hedge fund solutions, where it is the world’s largest discretionary hedge fund investor; and credit, where it is a global leader and major provider of credit for small, middle-market and other companies. Blackstone has also recently launched major new businesses dedicated to infrastructure and life sciences investing, as well as delivering the firm’s investment management expertise and products to insurance companies.

Mr. Schwarzman is an active philanthropist with a history of supporting education, as well as culture and the arts, among other things. In both business and philanthropy, Mr. Schwarzman has dedicated himself to tackling big problems with transformative solutions. In October 2018, he announced a foundational $350 million gift to establish the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, an interdisciplinary hub which will reorient MIT to address the opportunities and challenges presented by the rise of artificial intelligence, including critical ethical and policy considerations to ensure that the technologies are employed for the common good. In 2015, Mr. Schwarzman donated $150 million to Yale University to establish the Schwarzman Center, a first-of-its-kind campus center in Yale’s historic “Commons” building, and also gave a founding gift of $40 million to the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition assistance to underprivileged children attending Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York. In 2013, he founded an international scholarship program, “Schwarzman Scholars,” at Tsinghua University in Beijing to educate future leaders about China. At over $575 million, the program is modeled on the Rhodes Scholarship and is the single largest philanthropic effort in China’s history coming largely from international donors. Mr. Schwarzman is Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Schwarzman Scholars. In 2007, Mr. Schwarzman donated $100 million to the New York Public Library on whose board he serves.

Mr. Schwarzman is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, The Business Council, The Business Roundtable, and The International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He is a former co-chair of the Partnership for New York City and serves on the boards of The Asia Society and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, as well as on The Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is a Trustee of The Frick Collection in New York City and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2007, Mr. Schwarzman was included in TIME’s “100 Most Influential People.” In 2016, he topped Forbes Magazine’s list of the most influential people in finance and in 2018 was ranked in the Top 50 on Forbes’ list of the “World’s Most Powerful People.” The Republic of France has awarded Mr. Schwarzman both the Légion d'Honneur and the Ordre des Arts et des Letters at the Commandeur level. Mr. Schwarzman is one of the only Americans to receive both awards recognizing significant contributions to France. He was also awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle, Mexico’s highest honor for foreigners.

He is also the Former Chairman of the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum, which was charged with providing direct input to the President of the United States from business leaders through a non-partisan, non-bureaucratic exchange of ideas.

Mr. Schwarzman holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Management and on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors.

Afsaneh Beschloss

Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss is Founder and CEO of RockCreek. Previously, she was Managing Director and Partner at the Carlyle Group. She was Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of the World Bank and worked at J.P. Morgan. Afsaneh has advised governments, central banks, and regulatory agencies on global public policy and financial policy as well as energy. She led the World Bank’s energy investments and policy work on areas including sustainable investing, renewable energy, power, and infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and founded its Natural Gas Group as a transitional fuel.

Afsaneh is Chair of PBS Foundation and a trustee of the Institute for the Advanced Study. She serves on the boards of the World Resources Institute; the Council on Foreign Relations; the Rockefeller Foundation, where she chairs the finance committee; the Bretton Woods Committee, where she co-chairs the Future of Finance Working Group; Gavi Vaccine Alliance; Georgetown University; and the Center for Global Development.

She was recognized by Carnegie Corporation in their Great Immigrants, Great Americans 2020 list, received the Institutional Investor Lifetime Achievement Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award, and been listed among the “Most Powerful Women in Banking” by American Banker.

Afsaneh holds an MPhil (Honors) in Economics from the University of Oxford, where she taught international trade and economic development. She is the co-author of The Economics of Natural Gas and author of numerous journal articles on energy, finance, renewable energy, and impact investing.

Chamath Palihapitiya

Chamath Palihapitiya is founder and CEO of Social Capital, whose mission is to advance humanity by solving the world’s hardest problems. Social Capital invests in and starts breakthrough companies in several areas, including health care, education, financial services and enterprise. Before founding Social Capital, Palihapitiya was a member of the senior executive team at Facebook and a key driver behind its rise to one of the most important and impactful companies in the world.

Prior to Facebook, Palihapitiya held leadership roles at Mayfield Fund, AOL and Winamp. He was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Canada and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo. Palihapitiya is also owner and director of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.

Joseph Tsai

Joe Tsai is a co-founder and executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group, a global Internet technology company based in China. His career at Alibaba spans over 20 years, during which he was the company’s chief financial officer and oversaw strategic investments. He is a founding member of Alibaba Partnership.

Tsai is Governor of the Brooklyn Nets (NBA) and New York Liberty (WNBA), and is Chairman of the teams’ home arena Barclays Center. He owns the San Diego Seals, a professional indoor lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League and has investments in the Premier Lacrosse League and Los Angeles FC of Major League Soccer.

Through the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation, Tsai and his wife Clara Wu Tsai are active philanthropists supporting initiatives in education, research, criminal justice reform, the arts and, most recently, humanitarian relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to founding Alibaba Group, Tsai was a private equity investor with Investor AB of Sweden’s Wallenberg family. He is a graduate of Yale College (BA ’86) and Yale Law School (JD ’90), and practiced tax law as an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York from 1990 to 1993.

Marc Lasry

Mr. Lasry co-founded Avenue Capital Group in 1995, and distressed investing has been the focus of his professional career for over 39 years. Prior to forming Amroc Investments, LLC (“Amroc”) as an independent entity, Mr. Lasry managed capital for Amroc Investments, L.P., an investment fund affiliated with the Robert M. Bass Group. Prior to that, Mr. Lasry was Co–Director of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department at Cowen & Company. Prior to Cowen, he was the Director of the Private Debt Department at Smith Vasiliou Management Company, the firm where he first became involved in the distressed debt markets. He spent the prior year practicing law at Angel & Frankel where he focused on bankruptcies. Mr. Lasry also clerked for the Honorable Edward Ryan, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Lasry is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and he has served and will continue to serve on various other boards of advisors/directors of both for-profit and not-for-profit private and public companies.

Mr. Lasry graduated with a B.A. in History from Clark University (1981) and a J.D. from New York Law School (1984).

Josh Harris

Josh Harris is a Co-Founder of Apollo Global Management. Josh founded Apollo with Leon Black and Marc Rowan in 1990, and today runs the day-to-day business of the firm. Under their leadership, Apollo has become the second-largest alternatives and largest alternative credit manager, lending to and investing in small-to-mid-sized businesses and managing over $350 billion in assets on behalf of pension funds for teachers and public servants, insurance companies and more. Josh is responsible for some of the firm’s most successful private equity investments, including the LyondellBasell transaction, one of the most profitable deals in private equity history.

Josh is also the Founder and Managing General Partner of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), a company created to accelerate community growth and explore strategic investment opportunities in sports, entertainment and media. Within the broad HBSE portfolio, Josh is the Managing Partner of the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils. Additionally, he is a General Partner of the Crystal Palace Football Club in the Premier League and a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL.

Josh and his wife, Marjorie, founded Harris Philanthropies in 2014, to advocate for youth and community development through equitable and inclusive investing in sports, enhanced wellness and education. Across their charitable platform, they have become one of the largest supporters of after-school sports programs, helping 15,000 youth annually within Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York.

Josh serves on the Boards of Mount Sinai Medical Center, Harvard Business School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the NBA and the NHL. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Loeb Scholar, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a B.S. in Economics.

Josh and Marjorie have been married for 25 years and live in New York City with their five children.

John W. Rogers, Jr.

John’s passion for investing began at age 12 when his father started buying him stocks as Christmas and birthday gifts. His interest in equities grew while in college and over the two-and-a-half years after graduation he worked as a stockbroker at William Blair & Company. In 1983, John founded Ariel to invest in undervalued small-and medium-sized companies. While our research capabilities have since expanded, his patient approach still anchors the firm today.

He received an AB in economics from Princeton University, where he was also captain of the varsity basketball team. John is active civically and professionally based on his belief that these engagements make him a better leader and a better investor. Beyond Ariel, he is a member of the board of directors of NIKE, The New York Times Company, Ryan Specialty Group Holdings and the Obama Foundation, and was a board member of McDonald’s for over 20 years. John also serves as Vice Chair of the board of trustees of The University of Chicago.

Kewsong Lee

Kewsong Lee currently serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Carlyle, and will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer effective September 30, 2020. He is the Chairman of Carlyle’s Executive Group, and was elected to the Board of Directors effective January 1, 2018.
Mr. Lee joined Carlyle in 2013 as Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Corporate Private Equity and in 2016 he assumed the additional role of leading the Global Credit segment. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Lee was a partner and a member of the Executive Management Group at Warburg Pincus, where he spent 21 years.
Mr. Lee served as the lead director of Arch Capital Group from 2009 to 2017, and has served on numerous corporate boards including, among others, Transdigm and Aramark. He is currently the President of Lincoln Center Theater, Vice Chairman for the US Chamber of Commerce China Center, member of the Business Roundtable, Board member of the US China Business Council, Executive Committee Member of the Partnership for New York and he also serves on the Global Advisory Council of Harvard University.
Mr. Lee has been married to his wife Zita Ezpeleta for over 25 years, and they have two adult children. He earned his AB in applied mathematics in economics at Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Barry Sternlicht

Barry Sternlicht is Chairman & CEO of Starwood Capital Group, the private alternative investment firm he formed in 1991 that is focused on global real estate, hotel management, oil and gas, and energy infrastructure. Mr. Sternlicht also serves as Chairman of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), a leading diversified finance company.

For the past 31 years, Mr. Sternlicht has structured investments with an asset value of $235B+. Starwood Capital’s investment vehicles have invested in approximately 285,000 residential units, 4,000 hotels, 103M SF of office properties, 73M SF of Industrial, 56M SF of retail and 70,000 lots of land in residential subdivisions. The Firm currently manages approximately $125B of assets on behalf of its high net worth and institutional partners. Starwood Capital, its affiliates and externally managed public companies encompass over 4,500 employees. The Firm maintains offices in Arlington, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Greenwich, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., and affiliated offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Sydney and Tokyo.

From 1995 through early 2005, Mr. Sternlicht was Chairman and CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a company he founded in 1995. During his tenure, he built Starwood Hotels into one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world, employing more than 120,000 people with 895 properties in 100 countries. Mr. Sternlicht created W Hotels, perhaps the world’s most successful “boutique” brand, and built the St. Regis Hotels brand from a single hotel to a global brand.

In 2008, Mr. Sternlicht founded SH Group, his new hotel management company. SH Group is the owner and manager of Baccarat Hotels & Resorts and 1 Hotels brands.

In 2016, Mr. Sternlicht was the recipient of PERE’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2015, he was named the Global Industry Figure of the Year by PERE, received the Cornell Icon of the Industry Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Hotel Investment Forum. In 2013, Mr. Sternlicht was named the Most Important Person in Commercial Real Estate Finance by The Mortgage Observer. In 2010, Mr. Sternlicht was named Executive of the Year and Investor of the Year by Commercial Property Executive. Mr. Sternlicht was also named America’s Best Lodging CEO by Institutional Investor Magazine. He is a member of the Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame. He has received the Preston Robert Tisch Distinguished Industry Leadership Award from New York University, the CEO Diversity Award from Diversity Best Practices/Business Women’s Network, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Travel Marketing Executives, the Hospitality Heritage Award from the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and the Marketer of the Year Award from Brandweek. Mr. Sternlicht’s humanitarian efforts have garnered prestigious national honors such as JDRF’s Man of the Year, JDRF’s Living and Giving Award and JDRF’s Chairman’s Award.

Mr. Sternlicht serves on the Board of Directors of The Estée Lauder Companies and the Real Estate Roundtable. Additionally, he formerly served as Chairman of the Board and is currently a Board member of The Robin Hood Foundation, and also serves on the Boards of the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center, and the Executive Advisory Board of Americans for the Arts. He is a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation Trustee Council, the World Presidents Organization and the Urban Land Institute.

Barry Sternlicht received his BA, magna cum laude, with honors from Brown University. He later earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

John Vaske

John joined Temasek in January 2017 as a Senior Managing Director. He is currently Head, Americas and Head, Agribusiness.

Previously, John was Co-Chairman of Global M&A in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs where he spent his entire career prior to Temasek. John joined Goldman Sachs in 1988 as an Analyst with the M&A team in New York. He relocated to Tokyo from 1989 to 1991 to help start the M&A practice before returning to New York.

He relocated to London in 2005 to lead the European Natural Resources Group. In March 2010, John returned to New York as Co-Head of the Natural Resources Group ultimately becoming Co-Chairman. John moved into his last role as Co-Chairman of Global M&A in 2015.

John is currently Chairman of the Board of PeacePlayers International, a member of the Board of Bottom Line New York and member of the Athletic Leadership Committee of Columbia University.

John graduated from Columbia University in1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Jeffrey Ubben

Jeffrey Ubben is a Founder, Managing Partner, member of the Management Committee, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of Inclusive Capital Partners. Mr. Ubben is a retired Founder of ValueAct Capital, where he was Chief Executive Officer, member of the Management Committee, Chief Investment Officer, and Portfolio Manager. Mr. Ubben is also a Founder and served as Portfolio Manager of the ValueAct Spring Fund. Prior to founding ValueAct Capital in 2000, Mr. Ubben was a Managing Partner at Blum Capital Partners for more than five years. Mr. Ubben is a director of The AES Corporation, where he is a member of the Compensation and Financial Audit Committees, AppHarvest, Enviva Partners, LP, where he is a member of the Compensation and Health, Safety, Sustainability and Environmental Committees, and Nikola Corporation. He is the former chairman and director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., and a former director of Catalina Marketing Corp., Gartner Group, Inc., Mentor Corporation, Misys plc, Sara Lee Corp., Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Willis Towers Watson plc, and several other public and private companies. In addition, Mr. Ubben serves on the boards of Duke University, The Nature Conservancy’s NatureVest, and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, and formerly served as Chair of the National Board of the Posse Foundation for nine years. He has a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Karen Finerman

Karen Finerman began her career as a trader at First City Capital, a risk arbitrage fund. She later joined Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette where she became Lead Research Analyst for the Risk Arbitrage department.

In 1992, she co-founded New York-based hedge fund Metropolitan Capital Advisors, where she currently serves as CEO. Her first book, Finerman’s “Rules: Secrets I’d Only Tell My Daughters About Business and Life,” was released in June 2013.

Ms. Finerman is proud to serve on the board of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and on the Undergraduate Executive Board at Wharton, her alma mater. She lives in New York City with her husband Lawrence Golub, and their two sets of twins: Lucy, Jack, William and Kate.

Guy Adami

Guy is an original member of CNBC's Fast Money. He is currently the Director of Advisor Advocacy at Private Advisor Group in Morristown, New Jersey. Private Advisor Group is comprised of a network of nearly 600 advisors with assets approaching $17B.

Guy has held numerous key leadership roles in the financial services industry. He began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1986 and was quickly promoted to Vice President and head gold trader at the firm. In 1996, he joined Goldman Sachs as their head gold trader and one of the many proprietary traders within the Fixed Income Currency and Commodity division. In the spring of 2000, Adami joined the U.S. Equities division of Goldman Sachs where he was put in charge of the firm's Industrial/Basic Material group.

Guy is the Vice Chairman of the NJ Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, who named him their "Man of the Year" in 2015.He also sits on the national board of Invest in Others, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. In August 2012, Guy completed the New York City Ironman.

Michael Santoli

Michael Santoli joined CNBC in October 2015 as a Senior Markets Commentator, based at the network’s Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Santoli brings his extensive markets expertise to CNBC’s Business Day programming, with a regular appearance on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” (M-F, 3PM-5PM ET). In addition, he is the host of “Trading Nation” and contributes to and CNBC PRO, writing regular articles and creating original digital videos.

Previously, Santoli was a Senior Columnist at Yahoo Finance, where he wrote analysis and commentary on the stock market, corporate news and the economy. He also appeared on Yahoo Finance video programs, where he offered insights on the most important business stories of the day, and was a regular contributor to CNBC and other networks.

Santoli has covered the Wall Street beat for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Yahoo in 2012, he spent 15 years as a columnist and feature writer for Barron’s magazine.

From 1993 to 1997, Santoli was a reporter at Dow Jones Newswires, covering the securities industry, and was awarded two Dow Jones Newswire Awards for distinguished real time journalism.

He began his journalism career in 1992 as a reporter and editor at Investment Dealers’ Digest.

Santoli is a graduate of Wesleyan University and lives in New York City.


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Tyler Mathisen, CNBC “Power Lunch” Co-Anchor and events strategy, Vice President

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Navigating the Economy Through Crisis

The 77th U.S. Treasury Secretary joins us for a live discussion about the U.S. economic recovery, additional stimulus and more.
Steven Mnuchin, 77th Secretary of the Treasury
Interviewer: Becky Quick, CNBC “Squawk Box” Co-Anchor

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9:35am EDT

International Alpha

In many ways, the pandemic has caused a turn toward deglobalization. While it remains to be seen if this trend continues, investors can now examine many regions and countries as stand-alone investment plays. We’ll speak to some of the biggest names in global investing to find out where in the world they are finding alpha now.
Mary Callahan Erdoes, J.P Morgan Asset & Wealth Management Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Tsai, Alibaba Group Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman; Brooklyn Nets Owner
John Vaske, Temasek Head, Americas and Head, Agribusiness
Moderator: Andrew Ross SorkinCNBC “Squawk Box” Co-Anchor

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10:05am EDT

Alpha Influencers

In a tumultuous market environment, with interest rates, political uncertainty, social upheaval and shifting stakeholder focus, we speak with three of the world’s most influential investors to get their views and thoughts on best strategies and solutions for achieving alpha with investments and beyond.
H.E Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Public Investment Fund Governor; Aramco Chairman
Stephen Schwarzman, Blackstone Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder
Robert F. Smith, Vista Equity Partners Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Moderator: David Faber, CNBC “Squawk on the Street” Co-Anchor

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10:35am EDT

Pandemics, Politics and Alpha

In a year defined by a global pandemic, social unrest and an election, how should investors be navigating the multiple pressures/risks to the market? Where are the opportunities and what is the real impact of politics and pandemics beyond November?
Marc Lasry, Avenue Capital Group Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder
Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group Chairman and CEO
Afsaneh Beschloss, RockCreek Founder and CEO
Moderator: Brian Sullivan, CNBC “Worldwide Exchange” Anchor and Senior National Correspondent

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11:05am EDT

The Activist ESG Investor

The pandemic, a greater focus on racial justice and major weather events have increased interest in ESG and sustainable investing this year. But measuring ESG investments in terms of their returns versus their impact has never been a clear-cut task. This panel of investors shares how they influence change and achieve alpha with a proactive, ESG agenda.
Jeff Ubben, Inclusive Capital Partners Founder
John Rogers, Ariel Investments Chairman, CO-CEO and Chief Investment Officer
Moderator: Sara Eisen, CNBC “Closing Bell” Co-Anchor

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11:35am EDT

Concurrent Sessions

Real Estate: Finding Opportunities Today and Tomorrow
Sponsored and programmed by Nuveen
Join us as we explore the impact of the pandemic on real estate, economic drivers behind opportunity and weakness, and some of the shifts that will occur in real estate as a result of the pandemic. Take away critical insight into:
· Where we see opportunity and weakness today across sectors
· The critical role public and private partnership will play in aiding recovery in certain sectors and markets
· Why alternative subsectors offer opportunity to enhance value
· The longer-term impacts to real estate resulting from the pandemic
Carly Tripp, Nuveen Chief Investment Officer, Americas
Interviewer: Karen Finerman, Metropolitan Capital Advisors Co-Founder and CEO

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Finding Equilibrium in a Rapidly Changing Liquidity Environment
Sponsored and programmed by FlexShares
Business and government responses to the pandemic sent shocks through the financial markets and as a result, the underlying fundamentals are different and unique and liquidity has become paramount. In this session we will discuss how institutional investors have been approaching liquidity and balancing the search for yield as we move into 2021.
Peter Yi, CFA, Northern Trust Director of Short Duration Fixed Income and Head of Taxable Credit Research
Interviewer: Vernon Biggs, Northern Trust Institutional Business Dev. Executive

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Asset Managers: Going Big From Home
Sponsored and programmed by Interactive Brokers
This session will share best practices to quickly set up/expand your business with access to trading the widest array of products and instruments, globally, while limiting your expense. With current global instability, we will address how businesses streamline the entire process in a timely manner, while operating and thriving in a remote work environment.
Brett Goldstein, Interactive Brokers Director of Hedge Fund Sales
Richard Wertheimer, Fort Street Asset Management Portfolio Manager
Wes Gray, Alpha Architect CEO
Moderator: Guy Adami, Private Advisor Group Director of Advisor Advocacy

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Opportunities Across Corporate Credit Markets
Sponsored and programmed by PIMCO
Join PIMCO’s Jamie Weinstein, head of corporate special situations, for a discussion of how record growth in issuance and excessive leverage may fuel unprecedented stress in the corporate credit markets, and where PIMCO expects to see both public and private investment opportunities.
Jamie Weinstein
, PIMCO Portfolio Manager, Head of Corporate Special Situations
Interviewer: Neal Reiner, PIMCO Alternative Credit Strategist

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Investing Amid 2020’s Unprecedented Market
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CNBC’s Dom Chu, Bob Pisani and Mike Santoli will provide their perspectives from covering the 2020 market turmoil, what we can learn from it and what history can tell us about where we might go from here.
Dominic Chu, CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent
Bob Pisani, CNBC On-Air Stocks Editor
Michael Santoli, CNBC Senior Markets Commentator

12:05pm EDT

The Alpha of Inclusion

A conversation examining the opportunity of investing with diversity, providing access to capital for minority-run businesses, investing in those businesses, and how these investments have delivered returns both in terms of alpha and in terms of good.
Carla Harris, Morgan Stanley Vice-Chairman, Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor
Kewsong Lee, The Carlyle Group Chief Executive Officer
Moderator: Sharon Epperson, CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent

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12:35pm EDT

The View From Washington

An in depth discussion about the road ahead for pandemic impacted economy, additional stimulus, jobs and more.
Elizabeth Warren, United States Senator, (D) Massachusetts
Interviewer: Jim Cramer, CNBC “Mad Money w/Jim Cramer” Host and “Squawk on the Street” Co-Anchor

1:00pm EDT

The Alpha of Apollo

One of the year’s most prolific dealmakers discusses lessons of the past and future opportunities as the firm celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Joshua Harris, Apollo Global Management Co-Founder
Interviewer: Leslie Picker, CNBC Reporter

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1:25pm EDT

The World According To Chamath

From “let them fail” to leading the SPAC attack – one of the year’s biggest newsmakers in the investment world joins us to share his perspective on the schism in capitalism, the opportunity in failure and where to look for alpha next.
Chamath Palihapitiya, Social Capital Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Interviewer: Scott Wapner, CNBC “Halftime Report” Host

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2:00pm EDT

Event Concludes

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Advisory Board


  • GE Asset Management
  • IBM
  • Axis
  • Citi
  • EY
  • Prudential
  • Loews Corporation
  • United Technologies