Delivering Alpha 2012 Advisory Board

Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss, President and CEO, The Rock Greek Group

After a long and successful career on Wall Street, Schloss now works for New York City, where he is deputy comptroller for asset management and chief investment officer for the New York City Retirement System.

Ash Williams

Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Florida State Board of Administration, SBA

Jennifer Vaccaro, Director of Institutional Sales, Investec Asset Management

Vaccaro is director of institutional sales at Investec Asset Management, overseeing new business development in the North America institutional market. She has held senior sales positions at several other firms.

Thomas F. Steyer, Senior Managing Member, Farallon Capital Management, LLC

Steyer, who founded Farallon Capital Management LLC in 1986, is also active in politics, having served as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 2004 and 2008.

Damon Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO

Silvers is director of policy and special counsel for the AFL-CIO and serves on Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s investor advisory committee.

Shachi Shah, Managing Director, Barclays Capital Fund Solutions

Shah is a managing director at Barclays Capital, where she heads BCFS and BCFS-Americas, a specialist, multi-asset investment management business.

Bruce Richards, President and CEO, Marathon Asset Management

Richards is chief executive officer of Marathon Asset Management and is responsible for general oversight of $10 billion of capital that the firm manages on behalf of its institutional investors.

Anne Popkin, President, Symphony Asset Management

Popkin is president of Symphony Asset Management and is responsible for managing its noninvestment activities, including business development, client service, operations, finance, trade support, technology and compliance.

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Chief Executive Officer, Perry Capital

Jim O'Neill

Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Meridee Moore, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Watershed Asset Management, L.L.C.

Moore founded San Francisco-based Watershed Asset Management and holds the posts of senior managing member and chief investment officer at the hedge fund.

Jim Leech, President and CEO, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

As head of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Leech oversees one of Canada's largest pension funds, but he's also run a number of the country's top corporations.

Chairman, CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Caxton Associates

J. Tomilson Hill, President and CEO, BlackStone Alternative Asset Managment

Hill is president and CEO of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management as well as vice chairman of the Blackstone Group and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Now  managing director of the cross border group for Investec Asset Management, Garland has spent almost three decades focusing  on global investing.

Sonia Gardner, President and Co-Founder, Avenue Capital

Gardner, co-founder of Avenue Capital Group, has specialized in distressed investing for more than two decades.

Greg Fleming

President, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Larry Fink

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock

Mary Callahan Erdoes

Chief Executive Officer, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian, CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pacific Investment Managment Company, LLC (PIMCO)

Before becoming PIMCO CEO and co-CIO, El-Erian held top posts at the International Monetary Fund and the Harvard Management Company. He's also a prolific writer, including as a guest blogger for


Dinning has worked for the D.E. Shaw group for most of the past 22 years and is a managing director, holding a variety of senior posts in companies sharing the investment firm's brand.

Leon Cooperman

Chairman, Omega Advisors

Peter L. Briger Jr., Principal and Co-Chairman, Fortress Investment

Briger is a principal and co-chairman of the board of  the investment management firm Fortress Investment Group LLC and a former partner at Goldman Sachs.

Afsaneh Beschloss, President and CEO, The Rock Creek Group

Founder and CEO, RockCreek Group

Clifford S. Asness, Ph.D., Managing and Founding Principal, AQR Captial Management

Prior to co-founding investment management firm AQR Capital Management, Asness was at Goldman Sachs, where he was a managing director and director of quantitative research for the asset management division.

William Ackman, Founder and CEO, Pershing Square Capital Managment LP

The founder, CEO  and portfolio manager of Pershing Square Capital Management, Ackman is also known as one of the more prescient shareholder activists.