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

2023-2024 NYC & SoCal Norman Mineta Fellows

Norman Mineta was a beacon of leadership and inspiration for the AAPI community. With the blessing of his family, our ELI Cohort program has been renamed to the Mineta Cohort program. Among many things that Secretary Mineta championed throughout his career, he believed in the imperative of supporting future leaders and the multiplier impact of investing in those who will touch many lives.
Hiren Bahal

Hiren Bahal

Vice President, Ares Management

Lisa Chang

Lisa Chang

Vice President, Oaktree Capital Management

Thomas Cheung

Thomas Cheung

Portfolio Manager and Investment Committee Officer, Millburn Ridgefield Corporation

Yuhe Cong

Yuhe Cong

Senior Vice President, Marathan Asset Management

Madeline Darcy

Madeline Darcy

Founder, Kaya Ventures

Dilshat Erkin

Dilshat Erkin

Senior Vice President, Clearlake Capital Group

Karen Hsu

Karen Hsu

Vice President, Diversis Capital

Jina Moon

Jina Moon

Vice President, Charlesbank Capital Partners

Alex Orn

Alex Orn

Principal, Parallaxes Capital

Jonathan Severns

Jonathan Severns

Associate, Sagewind Capital

Amy Yang

Amy Yang

Vice President of Equity Quant Research, AllianceBernstein

Sean Yip

Sean Yip

Director of Business Development, Sycamore Tree Capital Partners

Thank you to our cohort sponsors!

Please contact info@aaaim.org if you or your organization is interested in sponsoring the Emerging Leaders Initiative
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

Corbin Wong

Corbin Wong

Director of Organizational and Leadership Development, Fordham University