IADEI is a consortium of asset owners -- endowments and foundations, along with pensions, family offices, and other institutional investors -- that seeks to drive diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within institutional investment teams and portfolios and across the investment management industry. Significant areas of focus include directing capital toward diverse fund managers, enhancing the efforts of other nonprofits with similar goals, engaging with influential market participants, and facilitating access to research related to DEI in asset management.
We pursue this goal in three ways:
We are collaborative and inclusive: our resources are open source and our agendas for manager pitch sessions and content sessions are open source.
Driving DEI across the investment value chain is challenging, but we see the asset owner-asset manager dialogue as the fulcrum of the investment value chain, and together we can drive systemic change over time.
There is no registration process or membership fee to join IADEI; individuals are added to the distribution list on the basis of working at an institutional allocator or being a DEI ally. Attendees of IADEI events will not be asked to confirm that they are accredited investors or qualified purchasers. Manager pitch sessions are not recorded by IADEI and are not intended for media attendance; however, IADEI cannot provide representation as to an impossibility that someone could record the session or share a link with a member of the media. There will be no fees paid for any investments that may occur after introductions are made through IADEI, and no formal coordination of investment decisions or pooling of capital occurs among IADEI members.