Hosted by Jon Finger

“Fund Flow” an Emerging Manager podcast brought to you by McGuireWoods, offers insights into the journey of new and aspiring fund managers. Hear real-world perspectives and gain actionable tips to help inform your strategy and position yourself for a successful fund closing.

Tune in to this episode of Fund Flow as host Jon Finger talks with McNally Capital’s Principal and Head of Family Capital, Beth Rahn, about the future of the emerging manager market, diversity initiatives within private equity and where emerging managers should improve. Hear why it’s important to maintain a consistent investment strategy, and why alignment of longstanding values and mission can lead to a track record of successful deals.

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On this episode, Steward Asset Management managing partner Sheryl Mejia joins host Jon Finger to discuss what spurred the creation of Steward Asset Management and offers advice for emerging managers raising their first fund and GPs who recently closed their first committed fund. She also shares why it’s important for emerging managers to understand what need they are filling for their investors.

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In this episode of Fund Flow, host Jon Finger is joined by Casey Peters, a managing partner at boutique placement agency Pacenote Capital. Casey discusses how maintaining a high touch and selective lens has shaped the firm, and how Pacenote adds value to relationships that extends beyond introducing LPs. Casey also shares how fund structures are getting more creative and why it’s not one-size-fits-all.

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In today’s volatile market, funds face increased competition while continuing to adapt to the challenges of remote deal-making. Now imagine being an emerging manager in the lower-to-middle-market investing space — and building your firm in the middle of the pandemic.

In this episode, Kinzie Capital Partners’ founder and managing partner, Suzanne Yoon, joins host Jon Finger to share her secrets to success as an emerging manager, from establishing a team based on your company’s culture and values, to beginning long-term investor relationships. She also shares a wealth of resources for women interested in a career in private equity investing.

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The blockchain sector is a new and evolving space. In this episode of Fund Flow, leading tech entrepreneur and blockchain investor Aly Madhavji joins host Jon Finger as he shares his best tips and insights for emerging managers in the technology sector. Recognized as a “Blockchain 100” global leader by LATTICE80, Aly is an internationally recognized author, speaker and managing partner at Blockchain Founders Fund, which he launched in 2017. Tune in and learn why transparency ultimately leads to greater success and why it’s important to have an adaptable strategy.

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There’s a lot to consider when starting a new investment firm: timing, experience that can support your journey and a mission that differentiates you from other investment firms. Hannah Grey's co-founding partner Kate Beardsley joins host Jon Finger to share what it took to start Hannah Grey and form relationships with LPs. Kate also discusses diversifying managers within private equity and how to capitalize on the potential of women-led funds.

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Mary Hunt, Principal at RCP Advisors and the Portfolio Manager of several RCP emerging manager strategies, joins host Jon Finger in this episode of Fund Flow to talk about how RCP Advisors implements its DEI-focused investing strategy with emerging managers. As an experienced LP, Mary shares what LPs want to see when considering working with GPs and her biggest pieces of advice for emerging managers in an evolving fundraising environment. Tune in to learn more about the emerging manager landscape and why diverse investments generate more alpha.

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In this episode of Fund Flow, an Emerging Managers Podcast, host Jon Finger speaks with John Huhn, managing partner of Compass Group Equity Partners, to discuss the journey from successful independent sponsor to fund manager with a recently closed committed fund in excess of $250 million. John shares insights on the process and tips on how emerging managers can succeed in a competitive market. John also provides direction on how to stand out in the world of private equity.

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