Emerging Leaders Initiative

Educate, Connect and Develop Diverse Investment Professionals

 

Through ELI, AAAIM is working to invest in our future AAPI leaders and support the collective goal of ensuring full participation of ALL communities in the investment field.

Gordon C.C. Liao, ELI Committee Founder & Chair

ELI exists to help AAPIs break the bamboo ceiling. While AAPIs are largely represented in top educational institutions, and in the junior ranks of many organizations, there is a vast underrepresentation of AAPIs in senior roles throughout corporate America, specifically within the financial and investment industry. While there are organizations that aim to assist all minorities in organizational inclusion, AAPIs are often underrepresented because of the “Model Minority Myth.” Unfortunately, there are few organizations focused on career development and formal leadership workshops for AAPIs throughout the full life cycle of their professional journey. AAAIM is working to create a platform for upward mobility of AAPIs and other underrepresented communities in the investment field. 

Support

Support AAPI Professional Growth and Build a Powerful Network of Leaders

Invest

Invest in Underserved Individuals in the Investment Field

Nurture

Nurture Our Community’s Entrepreneurial Spirit through Training and Education

New York City

ELI Cohort

Our research shows that AAPIs typically plateau at the mid–career level due to lack of institutional focus and career development opportunities. To address this professional growth gap, AAAIM is launching a targeted cohort program for a select group of high potential, mid–career AAPIs to further their careers. More locations to follow!

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors

Emily He

Emily He

Investment Associate, Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

Tiffany Yuan

Tiffany Yuan

Senior Associate, Palladium Equity Partners

Chakradhar Singh

Chakradhar Singh

Executive Director of Institutional Sales, Equity Derivatives, CIBC Capital Markets

Linda Luu

Linda Luu

Vice President, Blackstone

Angie Chatterjee

Angie Chatterjee

Director, Bank of America Securities

Chloe Choi

Chloe Choi

Vice President, Private Funds Advisory, Moelis & Company

Brian Park

Brian Park

Vice President, Bank of America Securities

Professional Development Partners

 

Matt Spielman

Matt Spielman

2021 NYC Cohort Executive Coach, Founder & Head Coach, Inflection Point Partners

Sandy Li

Sandy Li

Executive Coach & Recruiter, Sandy Li Executive Solutions

Dave Liu

Dave Liu

CEO, Liucrative Endeavors, Author of “The Way of the Wall Street Warrior”