The Top Quartile:
In Conversation with Allison Cole

In this edition of The Top Quartile: In Conversation, Andrés Ramos, content specialist at Nasdaq Private Fund Solutions, is joined in studio by Allison Cole, Managing Director, Global Head of Fundraising and Investor Relations at The Riverside Company, a $14 billion private equity firm focused on the smaller side of the middle market. Allison is a 20-year veteran of fundraising and investor relations having previously worked at Lightyear Capital and CCMP Capital Advisors.

In their conversation, Andrés and Allison discuss how her career path led her to the investor relations and fundraising role, her views on the private markets today, and the importance of mastering your organization’s value creation story.

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Topics covered

(04:08) Market views

(06:02) Communicating value to investors

(07:17) Supporting LP needs and targeting new segments

(09:36) Benefits of new LP types

(10:47) Engaging LPs on DEI

(13:29) Advice on DEI for smaller firms

(15:13) Ask investors for feedback

(15:44) Biggest change that GPs are unprepared for

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