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

2022-23 New York City & Southern California ELI Cohort

 

Elton Cho

Elton Cho

Principal, Ares Management

Willy Guo

Willy Guo

Senior Vice President, Marathon Asset Management

April Lee

April Lee

Principal, Onex Corporation

Hahn Lin

Hahn Lin

Principal, Sweetwater Private Equity

David Ng

David Ng

Vice President, Avante Capital Partners

Giang Nguyen

Giang Nguyen

Senior Associate, Palladium Equity Partners

Justin Park

Justin Park

Senior Vice President, Brookfield Asset Management

Ed Shim

Ed Shim

Business Development & IR, Kirkoswald Asset Management

Anna Song

Anna Song

Vice President, Blue Owl Capital

Ariane Tom

Ariane Tom

Founder & Managing Director, Kaleida Capital

Matthew Wang

Matthew Wang

Private Wealth Manager, VP, Merrill Private Wealth Management

Frank Zhang

Frank Zhang

Co-founder & Managing Partner, ZBS Partners

Thank you to our cohort sponsors!

Palladium Equity Partners
WCAS

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”

PJ Kim

PJ Kim

Founder and Managing Partner, Lincoln Square Partners