Adil Abdulali, Protege Partners

Protégé Partners

Adil Abdulali is President and Chief Science Officer of MOV37 and Protégé Partners.  Adil has 27 years of experience in the financial markets.  For the past 15 years Adil has been sourcing, investing and managing alternative investments in emerging managers.  He is developing new metrics and visualization tools to evaluate Autonomous Learning Investment Strategies that bring together data, data science, machine learning with cheap available computing power.  He joined Protégé in 2003, shortly after its inception as head of risk and developed the systems and analytics to manage early stage investing risks.  Adil used geometry to invent the Bias Ratio, a metric that detects return smoothing by active managers.

Prior to joining Protégé and MOV37, Adil spent the first half of his career trading fixed income derivatives at JP Morgan, Nikko, Nomura, and Barclays.  At Nomura and Barclays, he ran the systems and analytics groups for these products. He was a Senior Advisor at Capital Market Risk Advisors specializing in structured products and hedge fund valuation.

Adil Abdulali has an M.A. in pure mathematics from MIT and B.A. in mathematics from University of Pennsylvania


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.


Samantha Anderson, Sotheby’s

Sotheby's

Samantha Anderson

Samantha Anderson joined Sotheby’s in 2016 as an Assistant Vice President, Business Development, Fiduciary Client Group. Samantha advises fiduciaries and individuals on the valuation and sale of property. Engaging every facet of Sotheby’s global art business, she works closely with clients and their advisors to provide appraisals and to develop sale strategies, whether for a single item or for an entire collection. During her time at Sotheby’s, Samantha has been involved in the sale of many important collections and estates including the Jerome and Ellen Stern Collection and the Collection of Santiago Barberi Gonzalez.

Samantha is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she concentrated on Intellectual Property and Art Law. Throughout law school she was a legal intern in Christie’s Legal and Restitution departments. She was also a legal intern for Herrick Feinstein, LLP where she worked with their Art Law Group. Prior to attending law school, she received her Bachelor’s degree as well as a double MA in History of Art and Social Anthropology from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Throughout her MA, she worked with a law firm specializing in Customs and Cultural Property Law. Immediately prior to joining Sotheby’s, Samantha worked at a national multifamily office specializing in ultra-high net worth clients. Her role there focused on advising clients on Trusts & Estates planning, as well as tax and charitable giving.

She was a volunteer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for over four years and is certified in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.


Samantha Anderson, Sotheby’s

Sotheby's

Samantha Anderson joined Sotheby’s in 2016 as an Assistant Vice President, Business Development, Fiduciary Client Group. Samantha advises fiduciaries and individuals on the valuation and sale of property.

Engaging every facet of Sotheby’s global art business, she works closely with clients and their advisors to provide appraisals and to develop sale strategies, whether for a single item or for an entire collection.

During her time at Sotheby’s, Samantha has been involved in the sale of many important collections and estates including the Jerome and Ellen Stern Collection and the Collection of Santiago Barberi Gonzalez.

Samantha is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she concentrated on Intellectual Property and Art Law. Throughout law school she was a legal intern in Christie’s


Amy Arndt, Ballard Spahr

Ballard Spahr

Amy Arndt

 Amy Arndt is the Office Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr’s Sioux Falls office and a member of the firm’s Expanded Board. Known for her strategic and client service-oriented approach, Amy assists business owners with operational issues, management succession, financing options for growth, and restructuring. Her practice emphasizes securities and corporate finance and she represents clients in various industries such as agri-business, real estate, hospitality, consumer products, manufacturing, and renewable energy.

Amy has significant experience advising privately held companies on private offerings/placements and finance, corporate governance, disclosure matters, mergers and acquisition transactions, and asset acquisitions and divestitures. She acts as outside general counsel to clients advising on various matters including formation, shareholder agreements, and internal corporate structuring.