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Hispanic Heritage Foundation Investors Forum

The HHF Investors Forum is an initiative for Latino investors:  trustees, investment staff, and asset managers. The Forum

  1. provides educational content on investments and asset management best practices,
  2. builds a diverse network of investors and asset managers, and
  3. creates a pipeline of Latinos to grow into trustee and senior investment roles.

We started the HHF initiative in 2014 conducted to fulfill the pillars from above.

About HHF

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation – a nonprofit established by the White House in 1987 – inspires, prepares, and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce to meet America’s priorities.  HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions.  HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles with satellite work spaces in New York, Silicon Valley, San Antonio, and Miami.


Adrian Mendoza
Founder & General Partner @Mendoza Ventures
Antonio Tijerino
President & CEO @Hispanic Heritage Foundation / Trustee @University System of Maryland Foundation
Belinda Vega
Partner @Venable
Emanuel Pleitez

Chairman @Hispanic Heritage Foundation / Founding Manager Partner @East Los Capital

Gustavo Alberelli
Managing Director & Co-Founder @ Sunstone Partners

Mina Pacheco Nazemi
Head, Diversified Alternative Equity @Barings
Monika Mantilla

President & CEO @Altura Capital / Co-Founder & Partner @Small Business Community Capital
Ruby Muñoz Dang
Investment Advisory Committee @Employees Retirement System of Texas Fund
Stacie Olivares
Board Member @Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Remarks of Past Attendees

“A group of freakishly smart Latino and Latina investors doing impressive things. All extremely humble and eager to learn about what everyone else is doing; less eager to talk about ourselves. Situated on a college campus, with some of our youth in attendance. Met some interesting GPs, a few peer LPs, and a couple of ambitious students. It was a good day. A very good day.”

– Al Hemmingsen, CIO of Parkland Management Company (Single Family Office)

“Thank you to the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Emanuel Pleitez for an amazing experience today participating on the “Understanding Institutional Asset Allocation” panel during their 6th annual Investors Forum.”

– Robert Sinclair, CIO of Single Family Office

“So honored to be a speaker at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation- Investors Forum. Great job Emanuel Pleitez & Team!”

– Cynthia Ruiz, President of the Board of Directors at LACERS

“Proud to support bringing together the talent, intellect and values that are at the center of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Investors Forum.”

– Anthony Arnold, Partner at Barnes & Thornburg

“It was such a pleasure to attend the Hispanic Heritage Foundation 6th annual investment forum and be inspired by Latino power houses in Venture Capital and other finance fields. Shout out to Our 43rd US Treasurer, Rosie Rios, for getting her signature on our currency and inspiring the next generation of Latina leaders.”

– Janeth Medina, Assistant VP at Bank of the West

“HHF provided an incredible opportunity to learn from and connect with institutional investors, established and emerging managers, as well as establish new relationships in the industry. I look forward to utilizing everything gained to one day be in the position to give back in a meaningful way.”

– Jesse Rodriguez, Financial Analyst at Upwelling Capital Group

“Volunteering for The Hispanic Heritage Foundation Investors Forum allowed me to meet extraordinary kinds of people whom I’ve been lucky enough to establish mentorships with. With their guidance, I look forward to developing into not only a polished professional but a difference maker.”

– Matthew Gonzalez, B.A. Candidate, Economics, UCLA 20′

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