Adil Abdulali

Protégé Partner

Prior to joining Protégé, Adil managed a mortgage-backed securities hedge fund and served as a Senior Advisor at Capital Market Risk Advisors (“CMRA”). While at CMRA, Adil performed hedge fund manager search and due diligence for funds of funds in addition to valuation projects for troubled hedge funds. From 1991-1999, Adil traded mortgage products at JP Morgan (1991-1993), Nikko Securities (1993-1995), Nomura Securities (1995-1997) and Barclays Capital (1997-1999).

While at Barclays, Adil was a Director of Securitized Product Derivatives responsible for trading and structuring Asset-Backed and Mortgage-Backed Derivatives. Adil also ran the Systems and Analytics Group for these products.

Adil received a M.A. in Mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990 and a B.A. in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania in 1986.


Ram Ahluwalia, PeerIQ

PeerIQ

Ram is the CEO and Founder of PeerIQ. Previously, Ram was the CIO of Winged Foot Capital an investment advisor responsible for managing alternatives investments in structured credit including ABS, CMBS, RMBS, and CLOs.

Previously, Ram was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and member of the Cards & Deposits executive management team responsible for investment decisioning a $120Bn credit portfolio. Prior to this role, Ram was a Vice President at the Merrill Lynch Global Bank Group.

Ram received a B.A. in Economics-Philosophy from Columbia University and is a CFA charterholder.


Andy Augenblick

Emigrant Bank Fine Arts Finance

Andy Augenblick is the president of Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance. Prior to co-founding the company, he was president and co-owner of the Related Companies, L.P., a privately held real estate and investment company. Before joining Related in 1985, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Andy was named one of the top 100 collectors in the United States by Art & Antiques magazine. He is a member of the committee on media and performance art at the Museum of Modern Art.

He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School.


Leon Benrimon, Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions’ Director of Modern and Contemporary Art for its New York office, Leon Benrimon has spent his entire life in the art business. His parents both own art galleries, and three siblings, all of whom are also currently working in the art world.

Prior to joining Heritage, Benrimon owned Benrimon Contemporary in New York, where he sold blue chip artworks on the secondary market in association with historical exhibitions, while dedicating himself to representing and supporting emerging, established and mid-career Contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums.

He received his Master’s Degree at Christie’s Education in New York and worked at family owned galleries on Fifth and Madison Avenues at David Benrimon Fine Art.  His specialty is working with new collectors and post-war artists – such as Warhol, Lichtenstein, Prince, Basquiat, Longo, Kusama Haring, Murakami and Hirst, among others.


Javier Benson, RealtyShares

RealtyShares

Javier Benson is the VP of Business Development at RealtyShares. Javier’s responsibilities include developing programmatic capital partnerships, corporate partnerships, and new sponsor relationships, as well as capital markets strategy and analytics. He was formerly a Director of Investments at the firm, where he helped to source and underwrite real estate transactions for the RealtyShares platform.

Javier graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and after, applied his analytical training as a management consultant, while at Accenture and DiamondCluster (now PwC Diamond Advisory Services). He then attended the Wharton School for an MBA with concentrations in real estate and finance. Post-MBA, Javier advised on M&A, IPO and debt transactions within the Investment Banking Division at Barclays. He then followed up his investment banking experience as VP of Acquisitions at 643 Capital Management, a San Francisco-based real estate private equity firm, where he focused on investment strategies including for-sale and for-rent multifamily acquisitions, land development, real estate credit and the formation of single-family residential REIT.