The Alternative Investments Network (AIN) is the Center’s extended alumni network serving Emory alumni, students, and their colleagues who work or are interested in alternative investments, including private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, and real estate. This organization will connect and expand the Emory community in these fields, and will offer an ongoing series of events and opportunities in support of this effort. The network will establish a presence in both the New York and Atlanta areas, and will allow members to become integrally involved with Center and expand their professional networks.
The Network is developing its agenda for the coming year. In the meantime, we encourage you to register and create an account with us. By registering, you will gain access to an ever-expanding directory of persons and professionals working or pursuing interests in the field of alternative investments. You will also have the ability to receive updates on both the Center and network’s activities and opportunities.
If you would like to get involved with the Alternative Investments Network or would like more information, please contact:
President of the Alternative Investments Network
Tao is currently an investment banking analyst at Barclays Capital (previously Lehman Brothers) in its Natural Resources Group. Prior to her full-time position, Tao interned in Lehman Brothers’ Communications & Media Group in the summer of 2007. Tao graduated from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in May 2008 with concentrations in Finance, Business Law, and a minor in French Studies. In addition to her position on the Committee, she is also an active alum of the Delta Zeta chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta. Tao currently resides in New York City.
Harris Ackerman joined Littlejohn in 2011. Previously Mr. Ackerman served as an associate at Sentinel Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm, where he assisted portfolio companies and evaluated Investments across a variety of industries. Prior to that he served as an analyst in the Leveraged Acquisition Finance Group at Banc of America Securities. In 2005, Mr. Ackerman received a B.A in Economics from Emory University as well as a B.B.A. in Finance and Management from Goizueta Business School.
Alex is currently an investment banking analyst at Harris Williams & Co. Alex graduated with a BBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in May 2009. While at Emory, Alex served as a Program Manager for the Emory Center for Alternative Investments. Other previous experience includes internships at Wachovia Securities and Senator Mike DeWine’s office on Capitol Hill. Alex currently resides in Richmond, Virginia.
David Glattstein is currently an associate at Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on middle-market leveraged buyouts. David started at Sentinel in 2007 after spending three years in UBS Investment Bank’s analyst program, most recently in the Financial Sponsor Group. Previously, David was an equity research intern at Fidelity Investments. David graduated with a BBA from Goizueta in 2004. He currently lives in New York City.
Sofia S. Hasni
Sofia currently is an Associate at Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (MSIP), a platform that focuses on long-term investments in infrastructure assets. Sofia started at MSIP in October 2010 after spending three years in the Natural Resources M&A group at Barclays Capital / Lehman Brothers. She graduated from Emory University in May 2007 with a BBA from Goizueta Business School (concentration in Finance) and a BA in Political Science from Emory College. While at Emory, Sofia was an active member of the Alpha Omega chapter of Delta Delta Delta. She currently resides in New York City.
Brett is the founder and CEO of Phinaz Media Group, a company he began at the age of 14. Phinaz provides financial research and advice to institutional and individual investors. Prior to running Phinaz, Brett was one of the youngest interns ever to work at Morgan Stanley. Brett has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and served as an expert commentator on CNN. Brett graduated from Emory’s Goizueta Business School in 2005 with a BBA and served as President of the Undergraduate Investment Club while at Goizueta. He currently resides in New York City.