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Annual Summit: Fireside Chat with David Bonderman – Founding Partner of TPG and Majority Owner of the Seattle Kraken (11/17/2022)
Thursday, November 17, 2022, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
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SAIA's Annual Alternative Investments Summit (11/17/2022):

Fireside Chat with David Bonderman – Founding Partner of TPG and Majority Owner of the Seattle Kraken

Dear SAIA Community,

We are excited to host our 10th Annual Alternative Investment Summit on Thursday, November 17th at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Rampant, persistent inflation and higher interest rates have created a difficult environment in capital markets in the last year. The possibility of a hard landing in the economy also exists as the Fed tries to navigate its way through this time. This has left investors few places to hide as traditional asset classes have exhibited higher than expected correlations. Periods of heightened volatility and uncertainty such as this require resolve and careful risk management, but also create unique opportunities for skillful investors.

As such, SAIA is pleased to have David Bonderman, Founding Partner of TPG, University of Washington alumni and majority owner of the Seattle Kraken, share his insights in a fireside chat alongside Shelly Heier, President of Verus. Please join us as they discuss broad-based topics including the current economic environment, the evolution and role of alternatives in portfolios, the future of alternative investments as well as potential investment opportunities for the current environment and beyond.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Event Details & Registration:

Date: November 17th, 2022
Time (Pacific Time):
Registration & Networking: 4:30PM to 6:30PM
Keynote Speaker & 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

Online Registrations Closed [Please Register At The Event]

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!


David Bonderman
Founding Partner - TPG 

David Bonderman is Co-Founder and Chairman of TPG Inc. (NASDAQ: TPG), a leading global alternative asset management firm with $120 billion in assets under management and offices around the world. TPG invests across five multi-product platforms: Capital, Growth, Impact, Real Estate, and Market Solutions. 

Prior to forming TPG in 1992, Mr. Bonderman was Chief Operating Officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (RMBG), now doing business as Oak Hill Partners. Prior to joining RMBG in 1983, Mr. Bonderman was a Partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in corporate, securities, bankruptcy, and antitrust litigation. From 1969 to 1970, Mr. Bonderman was a Fellow in Foreign and Comparative Law in conjunction with Harvard University and from 1968 to 1969, he was Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division. From 1967 to 1968, Mr. Bonderman was Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans.  

Mr. Bonderman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School in 1966. He was a member of the Harvard Law Review and a Sheldon Fellow. He is a 1963 graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle.   

Mr. Bonderman serves on a number of public and private boards, some of which include:  Allogene Therapeutics, Inc.; Boston Championship Basketball, LLC; Seattle Hockey Partners; The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation; and The Rise Fund. In addition, he serves on the boards of the American Himalayan Foundation, The Wilderness Society, the Grand Canyon Trust, Wyss Foundation, and funds the Wildcat Foundation. Mr. Bonderman is the Chairman and majority owner of the Seattle Kraken hockey team, the NHL’s newest franchise.  


Shelly J. Heier
President - Verus

Shelly Heier is President of Verus, a leading provider of institutional investment consulting and OCIO services with over $630 billion in assets under advisement. Shelly is an integral part of Verus’ leadership, serving on the board of directors, management committee, OCIO investment committee, and chairing the alternatives investment committee.  In addition to overseeing the investment division, consulting, and sales, she provides investment consulting services to several clients, including foundations, university endowments, and hospitals. 

Shelly spearheads the firm’s efforts around diversity, particularly through her leadership of the Verus-founded Institutional Investing Diversity Cooperative (IIDC).  The IIDC is a coalition of consulting firms working to promote greater diversity in the institutional asset management industry by advocating for access to data that captures every dimension of diversity.  The IIDC believes that diverse investment teams and viewpoints enhance investment decision-making. 

Shelly holds the CFA and CAIA charters, is active in investment industry groups, and speaks at industry conferences.  She is a trustee of her alma mater, University of Puget Sound, a board member of the Seattle Children’s Theatre, and founding member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Innovators Network. 


We look forward to hosting you!

SAIA Board