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Emerging and Diverse Manager Diligence Days

Thank you for your interest in the Verus Emerging and Diverse Manager Diligence Days series.

The Verus Emerging and Diverse Manager Program is continuing support for emerging and diverse investment managers as an integral component of its manager research and selection process. For the second consecutive year, Verus is inviting qualified managers to participate in one-on-one meetings with its senior staff during its 2nd Emerging and Diverse Manager Diligence Days.

The second Emerging and Diverse Manager Diligence Days will be held in March 2020 in each of our three offices. The event will be open to all emerging and diverse managers that have not met with Verus in the past. Although face-to-face meetings are preferred, video conferencing options will be made available to qualified managers who will not be able to travel to the following meeting venues. All of Verus’ senior decision-makers will be participating in the event series.


  • Seattle
  • Monday, March 23
  • Tuesday, March 24
  • Wednesday, March 25
  • San Francisco
  • Thursday, March 19
  • Thursday, March 26
  • Los Angeles (El Segundo)
  • Friday, March 20

To participate in the program, we’re asking firms to update their firm and product profiles in the eVestment database and provide a response to an InHub survey by clicking the links below. Participants will receive additional information upon registration. Please note there is no cost to attend, and space at the event will be limited.

To kick off the due diligence meetings, a webinar was scheduled on February 6, 2020 to provide an overview of Verus’ Program and manager research initiatives, and to answer questions from interested participants. To view the webinar, click the link below.

Definitions: Verus defines emerging managers as employee-owned firms with less than or equal to $3 billion in total assets under management (“AUM”). Diverse firms are typically characterized by levels of women and minority ownership or where key investment decision-makers on the strategy team are minorities and/or women (“diverse teams”), although we are permitting managers to define their own diversity attributes. Private fund managers (private equity, private debt, and real assets) raising their first, second or third institutional vehicles under $1.5 billion are also invited to attend.