NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Institutional Investor, the award-winning finance and investment news publisher, and industry-leading sponsor of investment conferences, seminars and training programs, has named Cynthia Steer and Rip Reeves Co-Chairs and senior advisers of its premium membership programs, Institutional Investor Institute (III) and Alternative Investor Institute (AII). The new roles are effective immediately and report to the recently appointed Executive Director of III and AII, David Braham.
Both industry veterans, Steer and Reeves bring deep and expansive knowledge of the asset management business to III and AII, as well as a broad range of well-established connections at insurance funds, corporate plans, endowments, and foundations. As the world enters the post-pandemic economy and companies embrace in-person conferences with more regularity, the appointments represent Institutional Investor’s commitment to step up its role as the industry leader in bringing differentiated insights and powerful connections to members.
“Cynthia and Rip are incredibly impressive executives with the depth and breadth of experience to transform these institutions, especially at a time when disruptions from economic and geopolitical events have presented us with a tremendous opportunity to reimagine our programs and better meet the needs of our clients,” said Braham. “With them in place, we’re doubling down on what sets us apart: the resources to assemble and showcase unmatched insights from experts around the globe in one room.”
“Institutional Investor is uniquely positioned to help investment professionals, clients, and investors see the signals amid the noise and foster productive relationships. Whatever the issue, wherever the region, we will gather diverse perspectives and proprietary analysis from our autonomous investment groups and academic partners to best serve our member clients.”
Cynthia is Director and Investment Chair, at MissionSquare Retirement, a non-profit institution serving essential workers. She also serves as a Director of Xponance, a diverse manager focused on emerging managers in both public and private markets. Currently, she is a member of the investment committees at The Hartford Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Previously she served as Executive Vice President, Head of Manager Research, Performance Analytics, and Investment Solutions at BNY Mellon Investment Management as well as Chief Strategist at Rogerscasey.
Rip is the Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer at AEGIS Insurance Services. After his retirement this December, he will begin teaching at his alma mater Louisiana State University. Previously, Rip was the Chief Investment Officer at Argo Group. He also worked as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Asset Allocation Specialist for Insurance and Pension clients at Standish Mellon Asset Management, Scudder, Stevens & Clark and J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Rip began his career working on the mortgage trading desk at Salomon Brothers.
About Alternative Investor Institute
AII is a private membership organization for alternative investment management executives responsible for overseeing institutional business development. Members of the institute come together with the institutional clients and prospects they serve in exclusive settings that foster idea exchange while working to achieve common goals. The environment is collegial and collaborative, with overt marketing strictly prohibited.
About Institutional Investor Institute
III is a private membership organization for investment management executives responsible for overseeing institutional business development at leading asset management firms. Members of III come together with the institutional clients and prospects they serve in exclusive settings that foster idea exchange while working to achieve common goals. The environment is collegial and collaborative, with overt marketing strictly prohibited.
About Institutional Investor
Institutional Investor (II) has been providing a range of unique experiences connecting the asset management community to exclusive events, competitive intelligence, commercial exposure, and peer insights for over 50 years. II is the world’s foremost financial publication and convener of global institutional investors via exclusive memberships, forums, industry benchmarks, and award-winning content. II also offers highly respected thought-leadership products as well as proprietary benchmark rankings and ratings of buy-side and sell-side research, hedge fund activity, and asset and wealth management.
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