Forum Highlights Importance of Investing in Diverse and Emerging Managers

Chicago, IL — August 16, 2013 — BAML Capital Access Funds Management, LLC (“BAML Capital Access Funds”) yesterday held its fourth annual Chicago networking forum to bring together investment managers, middle market entrepreneurs, senior corporate level executives, and professional service providers to discuss the underserved and diverse emerging market space. The forum was held in partnership with The Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM), National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC), National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) and New America Alliance (NAA).

“Yesterday’s program solidified the many opportunities and real benefits of investing in emerging markets across the U.S. can bring to local communities,” said Sanjiv K. Shah, managing director of BAML Capital Access Funds Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. “As this space continues to grow, we are honored to increase the dialogue on the importance of investing in these underserved markets as we connect institutional private equity capital with emerging managers and groups that will make small business investments in historically underserved U.S. geographies. We thank our partners for their continued collaboration in building bridges to highlight the talent and potential in our communities.”

The forum brought together more than 100 business professionals. The program also included in-depth panel discussions covering such topics as the keys to success in raising capital for a growth business and how private equity managers work with highly accomplished entrepreneurs, as well as an overview of BAML Capital Access Funds and its partner organizations.

Jennell Lynch, vice president of National Association of Investment Companies, commented, “We are pleased to again partner with BAML Capital Access Funds as part of their annual Chicago networking program. We believe it is important to provide a platform for emerging entrepreneurs and diverse managers to meet and share ideas around common goals of building market awareness and increasing access to capital for these groups.”

“Connecting human and financial capital is critical to the development of a community,” said Chris Chan, president of The Association of Asian American Investment Managers. “BAML Capital Access Funds has been, and continues to be, a leader in investing with diverse, emerging private equity managers that are truly making an impact in the local community.  We look forward to participating again in next year’s event.”

BAML Capital Access Funds Management, LLC

BAML Capital Access Funds Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation, is an experienced market-based, returns-driven private equity fund of funds manager and advisor focused on meeting the targeted mandates of large public pension funds, endowments and other institutional investors. BAML Capital Access Funds Management, LLC has managed and advised on more than $1.5 billion of capital for institutional investors across multiple, customized mandates since 2002.