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

AAAIM 2022-2023 NYC and Southern California Cohort Program

 Our research shows that AAPIs typically plateau at the mid-career level due to a lack of institutional focus and career development opportunities. To address this professional growth gap, AAAIM has a targeted cohort program for a select group of mid-career AAPIs to further their careers.

Join the NYC/SoCal Cohort!

Cohort Qualifications:

  • NYC area based (Tri-state area) and Southern California
  • Members in Private/Public Equity, Venture Capital, Hedge/Asset Management, Real Estate
  • 3-6 years post MBA and working in the financial or investment field currently
  • High potential candidate with a referral, focused on professional growth and supporting AAPI community

Application Process:

We welcome you to apply for the NYC/SoCal Cohort Program by submitting your resume and a brief 200-word statement on why you would like to be involved and what you are hoping to get out of the program. Please also include a professional reference. In the application, you will find more details on the commitments and benefits. We look forward to reviewing your submissions! – AAAIM Emerging Leaders Initiative Committee

2021-2022 New York City ELI Cohort

 

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

Principal, 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

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