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Liberalizing the Accredited Investor Rule: Challenges and Benefits

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May 26, 2020 01:30 PM

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Andrea Auerbach
Partner and Head of Global Private Investments @Cambridge Associates
Andrea is a Partner at Cambridge Associates and Head of Global Private Investments, where she leads a 50-person global team sourcing and underwriting private equity, growth equity, distressed, and venture capital funds, as well as direct, co-investment, and secondary investment opportunities. Her career with CA spans nearly two decades. Andrea regularly co-authors in-depth private investment research, backed by over 40 years of CA’s proprietary data, most recently focused on growth equity, co-investing, and investment level benchmarking in private equity and venture capital. Andrea is frequently asked to keynote at private investment industry conferences worldwide. She is also a faculty member at the International Limited Partner Association (ILPA) Institute, where she has taught classes for 10 years. Andrea joined Cambridge Associates in 2001 as Head of International Private Equity and Venture Capital Research.
Lawrence Calcano
Chief Executive Officer @iCapital Network
Lawrence is Chief Executive Officer of iCapital Network. He began advising and working with iCapital shortly after its 2013 founding to lead key strategic and business development initiatives. Lawrence was a partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he spent 17 years, most recently serving as the co-head of the Global Technology Banking Group of the Investment Banking Division. He serves on the Boards of the Mental Health Association of New York City and Capitol Acquisition V, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company. Lawrence was named to the Forbes Midas List of the most influential people in venture capital in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Lawrence received a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and graduated from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College as a Tuck Scholar.
Barbara Roper
Director of Investor Protection @Consumer Federation of America
Barbara Roper is director of investor protection for the Consumer Federation of America, where she has been employed since 1986. CFA is an alliance of approximately 280 proconsumer organizations, which was formed in 1968 to represent the consumer interest through research, advocacy and education. A leading consumer spokesperson on investor protection issues, Roper has conducted studies on a wide range of issues. Topics have included brokers’ misleading marketing practices, mandatory shareholder arbitration, the potential for the Internet to improve disclosures, the information preferences of mutual fund shareholders, abuses in the financial planning industry, state oversight of investment advisers, state and federal financial planning regulation, the need for audit reform in the wake of the Enron scandal, the need for mutual fund reform in the wake of trading and sales abuse scandals, systemic risk regulation, and securities law weaknesses as a cause of the financial crisis.