Nancy Vailakis

Nancy Vailakis

Nancy Vailakis is a 16 year veteran of the alternative asset management industry, having held prior investor relations roles at Cerberus Capital Management and BlueMountain Capital Management. Vailakis holds an MBA in Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business.
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Accelerated dialogue on diversity to help CIOs tackling COVID uncertainty

Accelerate Investors’ CEO and Founder Betty Salanic is a leader and an advocate for accelerating historically underrepresented minorities managing institutional…

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ESG, diverse manager selection evolves to meet historic institutional investor interest

As both ESG and responsible, emerging and diverse manager investing comes to the foreground for general and limited partners alike,…

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Prioritizing diversity as face-to-face networking fades away due to COVID-19

As the CEO of The Investment Diversity Exchange (TIDE), Grace Reyes is a diversity cornerstone to many in the investment…

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Private company valuations challenged in uncertain times

What are the challenges in valuing illiquid investments at a time of deep economic, social and political uncertainty, like the…

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African fine art as a portfolio diversifier

Stepping outside the standard alternative asset management allocation strategy buckets, a lively conversation with Freda Isingoma of KIISA Art revealed…

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Irrational behavior in a time of pandemic — an economist’s take

Israeli-American behavioral economist Dan Ariely, well-known for his TED talks that have been viewed over 15 million times, recently agreed…

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The widening role social impact funds have in the COVID-19 era

I had the pleasure of a timely conversation with Preeth Gowdar, director of the Palladium Group, who has more than…

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Investor communications in the time of COVID-19 (and beyond)

Sheltering-in-place has forced the alternative asset management industry online. The first wave of internal communications gave way to investor and…

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COVID-19: Communication considerations for fund managers

It was my pleasure to sit down with another veteran investor relations professional, industry cornerstone Michelle Noyes, managing director of…

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COVID-19’s impact on closed-end alternative investing

I recently had the pleasure of discussing some intriguing investor research with Kelly K. DePonte, managing director/head of research at…

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