Seeing Clearly: Lessons Learned from Great Fund Managers

Friday, 2 nOVEMBER


Location: Devon



Moderator: Nathalie Molina Niño, BRAVA Investments

Conversation Starters:

Hadewych Cels, Karmijn Kapitaal

Matt Patsky, Trillium

Shuyin Tang, Patamar

Session Description:

From multiple, unique perspectives, we’ll spend this interactive session understanding the constituencies in the room and the pressing questions they are looking to have our expert guests answer. Whether you’re an allocator, LP or up-and-coming fund managers looking to learn the ropes, this session will provide a roadmap to better navigate and understand both the success factors and the challenges that every fund manager should consider and mitigate in order to grow and deliver returns, thoughtfully and with gender parity in mind.


Nathalie Molina Niño

Nathalie Molina Niño

Hadewych Cels

Hadewych Cels

Matt Patsky

Matt Patsky

Shuyin Tang

Shuyin Tang

Nathalie Molina Niño is the CEO and founder of BRAVA Investments, investing in high-growth, innovative businesses that deliver a measurable economic benefit to women. A technologist and coder by training, Molina Niño launched her first... startup at the age of twenty. Molina Niño is also the co-founder of Entrepreneurs@Athena at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies of Barnard College at Columbia University. She has served as a business and global growth advisor to industry leaders in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, including Disney, Microsoft, MTV, Mattel, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Most recently, she stepped in as CRO of PowerToFly and led the launch campaign for Nely Galán's New York Times bestseller and company, Self-Made.

Hadewych Cels is one of the three founders of Karmijn Kapitaal, a private equite firm investing in Dutch SMEs that are led by a gender-diverse management team. Karmijn started in 2010 and closed its second fund at the end of 2015 (EUR 90M). Before Karmijn, Hadewych was...

...partner at Plain Vanilla, a turnaround investment firm active in Southern Europe. She has a background in hands-on private equity, consulting and entrepreneurship. Hadewych studied economics and applied mathematics and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Matt Patsky serves as the CEO of Trillium Asset Management, the oldest U.S. investment advisor exclusively focused on sustainable and responsible investing. The visionary Socially Responsible Investing leader Joan Bavaria founded the firm in 1982. She was also the co-founder U.S. SIF and Ceres. Since it’s founding...

...Trillium has focused on delivering for the financial needs of its clients while leveraging their capital for positive social and environmental impact. This has always included gender equality. All of our investment strategies consider a broad range of issues around social justice and environmental impact. Social justice requires equal treatment regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity. At Trillium, we work constantly to improve the environmental, social and governance profiles of every company we invest in through active corporate engagement and shareholder advocacy. Matt currently serves on the Boards of Pro Mujer and Shared Interest. He has also served on the Boards of US SIF and Root Capital.

Shuyin Tang is a Partner at Patamar Capital, a venture capital firm that targets risk commensurate returns for its investors while also seeking to unlock better economic opportunities for Asia's low income communities. Patamar Capital supports visionary entrepreneurs who are...

...building high-growth, high-profit companies that help to solve South and Southeast Asia's most pervasive problems at scale. Shuyin is responsible for Patamar's investing activities in the Mekong region and the Philippines and has led investments into education, FinTech, employee benefits and healthcare companies. She has experience spanning strategy consulting (Bain & Company), development consulting (TechnoServe) and impact investing (Patamar Capital, LGT Venture Philanthropy), across Australia, India and Southeast Asia. She has also worked in U.S. Congress and the Australian public service, as well as at The Lowy Institute for International Policy and UNICEF. Shuyin was named one of Australia's "100 Women of Influence" by the Australian Financial Review in 2015 and an Asia 21 Young Leader by the Asia Society in 2016. She currently serves on the Southeast Asia Advisory Council of Women’s World Banking, a global NGO promoting women’s financial inclusion. She graduated summa cum laude from the Australian National University where she was also awarded the University Medal.”