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The Fundamentals of Venture Capital Across the Liquidity Spectrum Part 2: SPAC's
This presentation Keith Black, PhD, CAIA, CFA, FDP, Managing Director of Content Strategy at the CAIA Association will describe and compare the many ways that entrepreneurs and their private equity owners can exit their ownership in a private company. While IPOs have declined in importance in recent years, there has been an increase in strategic mergers, financial mergers, and secondary buyouts. More recently, a growing number of companies have sought to become publicly traded through direct listings and special purpose acquisition corporations (SPACs). Keith’s presentation will be followed with a discussion with Cameron Stanfill, CFA, Venture Analyst at Pitchbook Data who will provide an update on SPACs and the current market environment for exits in public companies.

Oct 21, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Keith Black, PhD, CAIA, CFA, FDP
Managing Director of Content Strategy @CAIA
Keith Black has over thirty years of financial market experience, serving approximately half of that time as an academic and half as a trader and consultant to institutional investors. He currently serves as Managing Director of Content Strategy for the CAIA Association. During his most recent role at Ennis Knupp + Associates, Keith advised foundations, endowments and pension funds on their asset allocation and manager selection strategies in hedge funds, commodities, and managed futures. Prior experience includes commodities derivatives trading, stock options research and Cboe floor trading, and building quantitative stock selection models for mutual funds and hedge funds. Dr. Black previously served as an assistant professor and senior lecturer at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has contributed to the CFA Digest, and has published in The Journal of Wealth Management, The Journal of Trading, The Journal of Investing, and The Journal of Alternative Investments, among others.
Cameron Stanfill, CFA
Lead Analyst of US Venture Capital @PitchBook Data
Cameron Stanfill is the Lead Analyst of US venture capital at PitchBook, where he oversees a team of venture analysts that publish quarterly reports and thematic analyst notes. Stanfill specializes in late-stage venture investments and exit activity and has published notes on alternative liquidity options, direct listings and IPOs. He has been cited in multiple tier one publications including CNBC, Barron’s, and the Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining PitchBook, he was a Financial Analyst at Jackson & Jackson in Louisiana. Stanfill holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Louisiana State University and is a CFA charter holder. He is based in PitchBook’s Seattle office.
Millissa Allen, CAIA
Managing Director, Global Head, Fundamentals of Alternative Investments @CAIA
Millissa joined CAIA Association in September 2013. Ms. Allen, who earned her CAIA Charter in 2012, oversees strategic initiatives to promote the CAIA program and deepen industry relationships throughout the USA and Canada. Prior to joining CAIA, Ms. Allen served as Director of Sales Operations at Hatteras Funds for eight years, where she managed client relationships, orchestrated multi-level marketing campaigns, led sales and marketing training, and managed more than 100 sales-related events per year. Ms. Allen brings tremendous energy, expertise, and innovation to CAIA’s efforts to introduce the CAIA Charter to new audiences and to expand CAIA’s visibility within companies already dedicated to promoting the CAIA Charter internally. Ms. Allen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland.