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SAIA's 9th Annual Alternative Investment Summit
Wednesday, December 01, 2021, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM PST
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SAIA's 9th Annual Alternative Investment Summit:

Coming Together Around Alternatives: Two Years Later - A Fireside Chat With David Matter of BlackRock Alternative Advisors and Peter Duncan of Silver Creek Capital

Dear SAIA Community,

We are thrilled to host our 9th Annual Alternative Investment Summit in person on Wednesday, December 1st! It’s been an unprecedented 24 months since the last SAIA Annual Alternative Investment Summit. Over this time, the world has endured a pandemic that began with a precipitous decline in equity markets, followed by a sharp rebound. Many would argue that this chain of events served as a much-needed catalyst to disrupt financial markets and reset investment opportunities for alternative investment managers.

As such, SAIA is pleased to have David Matter, Co-CIO of BlackRock Alternative Advisors, and Peter Duncan, Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at Silver Creek Capital, share their insights at a fireside chat. Please join us as they discuss broad-based topics including the ongoing impact of Covid on capital markets, areas of concern and potential investment opportunities for alternative strategies. They will be taking questions as well, so come armed.

We look forward to seeing you in person soon!

For more details about the event, our speakers, and to register, please see below:

Event Details & Registration:

Date: December 1st, 2021
Time (Pacific Time):
Registration & Networking: 4:30PM to 6:30PM
Keynote Speakers & Q&A: 6:30PM to 8:00PM 
Location: Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University Street,
Seattle, WA 98101
SAIA Members: Free
CFA & CAIA Members: $75
Non-Members: $100
Registration Link**:
[Registrations Closed]

**In accordance with the King County guidelines, COVID-19 related protocols will be in place to create a safe and comfortable experience for all attendees. Attendees are required to be fully vaccinated and will need to attest to their status upon registration. Attendees will be required to wear masks while not actively eating and drinking, in compliance with state and local standards. We kindly request that you do not attend if you are feeling a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms.

All of this would not be possible without our members and sponsors. We are thankful for your continued support in building and fostering a premier investment community in the Pacific Northwest area!

Keynote Speakers:


David Matter

Co-Chief Investment Officer at BlackRock Alternative Advisors (BAA)

David Matter, CFA, Managing Director, is the Co-Chief Investment Officer of BlackRock Alternative Advisors (BAA), the firm's Hedge Fund Solutions team. Mr. Matter is Chair of the BAA Investment Committee, a member of the BAA Management Committee, and a member of BAA's Co-Investment Portfolio Management Group. He is also a portfolio manager and is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and monitoring hedge fund managers and hedge fund-sponsored co-investments.

Mr. Matter's service with the firm dates back to 1998, including his years with Quellos Group, LLC, from which the alternative investment management business was acquired by BlackRock in 2007. At Quellos, he served as a Principal responsible for management of Absolute Return Strategy portfolios and Investment Research. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Matter was involved in the funding and operation of four start-up companies. Mr. Matter began his career as a financial analyst with Bankers Trust and the American Funds-Capital Group.

Mr. Matter earned a BA degree with a concentration in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991, an MBA degree, with honors, and an MA degree in international studies, both from the University of Washington in 1998.


Peter Duncan

Portfolio Manager & Managing Director at Silver Creek Capital

Peter Duncan is a Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at Silver Creek. Mr. Duncan’s responsibilities include serving as the Portfolio Manager for the firm’s private credit offerings and serving as a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Duncan has over 18 years of direct investment experience in distressed and alternative assets. Mr. Duncan spent over six years with Fortress Investment Group, a leading global alternative asset manager where he was a Vice President on the private equity investment team. His roles at Fortress included a diverse array of investment experience on portfolio companies including; European distressed debt strategies, securitization businesses in the US and Europe, and the recapitalization and IPO of a leading German residential real-estate company. Prior to Fortress, Mr. Duncan worked with the Archon Group, a Goldman Sachs subsidiary, where he assisted in the underwriting, acquisition, financing, and workout of distressed real estate and distressed debt in Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Korea, and Thailand. He holds a B.A. in government from Harvard University.





We look forward to hosting you!

SAIA Board