Interview with Jen Hicks, Client Development Director of Capital Fund Law Group

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00:00 Andres introduces Jen Hicks, Client Development Director at Capital Fund Law Group, a boutique law firm focused on alternative investment management fund formation across hedge, private equity, real estate, private placements, digital assets, and more.

02:30 Jen discusses her transition from a career in law enforcement to a career in alternative investments

5:50 Jen talks about women in the investment industry, gives advice on how female fund managers can be their own best advocates, discusses the evolution of the alternative investment industry, and shares a insightful story of a female fund manager who pitched her strategy

12:56 Andres shares his own personal journey in the alternative investment business and his perspective on being an "outsider" and having to find his path forward

16:13 Jen shared her advice on marketing and getting out in front of prospective investors to fundraise

19:43 Andres shared insights on how diverse and female-led investment firms have outperformed

22:08-25:52 Jen discusses how the different alternative investment managers can learn from one another's strengths and tendencies

29:49 Jen discusses fund domicile decisions

33:27 Jen discusses strategies to raise capital, build a brand, leverage PR and the press, access emerging manager programs and public pension assets

39:20 Jen discusses alternatives to traditional funds such as pre launch services and incubator strategies allowing managers to market and get started

46:06 Jen discusses importance of learning from mistakes

48:18 Jen discusses what she does to recharge and some new hobbies she started during COVID

50:30 Jen wraps up and shares why she is optimistic about the future of the alternative investment industry

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