Chairman & CEO
Institutional Investor (In alphabetical order) Christine Cavolina
Institutional Investor Magazine Group Lewis Knox
Institutional Investor Memberships Adele Langie
Institutional Investor Forums Simon McLoughlin
Executive Director, Europe & Middle East
Institutional Investor Memberships and Conferences Barbara Munder
Institutional Investor Memberships Melissa Murray
Institutional Investor Conference Division Lyn Perlmuth
Fixed Income Forum and Institutional Investor Legal Forum Tracey Redmond Fenton
Head of Events
Institutional Investor Publishing Group Will Rowlands-Rees
Institutional Investor Steven Weiss
Institutional Investor Kristin Zammit
Executive Director of Sales
Institutional Investor Conferences and Memberships
Diane Alfano has been a Member of the Board of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC since 2000 and was appointed Chairman of Institutional Investor on October 1st, 2010. Ms. Alfano serves as CEO of Institutional Investors Conference Division, where she began her career with the company in1984. In this capacity, she runs the divisions membership and sponsored conference business which produces more that 90 roundtables, forums and conferences a year globally for financial executives, asset managers, hedge fund managers and institutional investors. She also supervises new product development for the division and oversees 80 employees in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore in every aspect of the business, including sales, programming, marketing and logistics. Prior to joining Institutional Investor, Ms. Alfano was a Sales Account Executive with the Burroughs Corporation from 1979 to 1983. An alumna of the Loomis-Chaffee school, she graduated in 1978 from Tufts University in Boston with a B.A. in French and Political Science. From 1976-77, Ms. Alfano studied at La Sorbonne and the Institut dEtudes des Sciences Politiques in Paris.
Christine Cavolina has been Publisher of Institutional Investor magazine since 2003. Prior to joining Institutional Investor as Publisher in New York, Ms. Cavolina was Deputy Publisher of Euromoney magazine in London. Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is one of Europes leading financial media companies. Euromoney magazine is the flagship title of the Group.
Lewis Knox is Executive Director of TraderForum and Financial Technology Forum, Institutional Investor's membership groups for buyside equity traders and investment management chief information officers, respectively. Lew is responsible for product content and event programming. Before joining II Memberships, he was assistant managing editor, technology and development at Institutional Investor magazine, where he was responsible for technology coverage and for developing new research features. Before taking over the technology beat, Lew was the research editor at the magazine, where he was responsible for the editorial components of IIs signature research rankings, including the All-America Research Team. He is on his second tour at II: from 1984 until 1997, he worked in various divisions of the company, including a 10-year stint in Newsletters, where he was part of the team that launched Global Money Management and Derivatives Week. Lew has an A.B. in romance languages and literatures from Princeton University
Adele Langie is Executive Director of Institutional Investor Forums' business in the United States. Based in New York, she has P&L responsibility of all the domestic private investor meetings with institutional investors (DB and DC), family offices, registered investment advisors and corporate financial executives. She also serves as Executive Director of Sales for the US Institute, a prestigious membership group for the Chairmen and CEOs of asset management firms. Before joining Institutional Investor, Adele was a Managing Director at RogersCasey, a global pension consulting firm. Prior to this, Adele was a Vice President at Greenwich Associates, a global market research and consulting firm. Adele has also has experience working for Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, IBM Credit Corporation and Xerox Corporation.
Adele graduated with an M.B.A., with Honors, from the Harvard Business School, and a B.A. in Economics, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Smith College.
Simon McLoughlin is Managing Director of II's Membership and Conference business in Europe. Based in London, he looks after a team of 35 and is responsible for business development. Simon has led the development of our online communities for institutional investors and investment managers, which now have more than 1300 members in 82 countries, controlling assets of $18 trillion USD. Prior to joining Euromoney Institutional Investor plc in 2006, he was Head of Corporate Development at LexisNexis Europe. Mr McLoughlin started his career as a journalist on The Sun in London. He attended Cambridge University and gained an MA (Hons) in Law and English Literature.
Barbara Munder is Senior Advisor for Institutional Investor. Previously, she was Executive Director, Institutional Investor Memberships with operational responsibility for two of the units membership groups, and also the COO of wf360, a distance learning company. Prior to that she was a twenty-year veteran of The McGraw-Hill Companies where she was ultimately SVP for corporate-wide marketing and e-business initiatives. She served on the companys investment committee, which oversees the companys defined benefit ($900m) and defined contributions ($900m) plans and was Secretary for The McGraw-Hill Companies Board of Directors Corporate Governance Committee. Previously, she was Vice President and General Manager, Business Week Services with oversight for the media units newsletter, conference and electronic products group.
Melissa Murray has been with the Conference Division at Institutional Investor since 1996. Currently she is an Executive Director, responsible for sales and client service for various memberships and conferences involving senior executives at asset management organizations. Prior to joining Institutional Investor, Melissa was a Director at Christies, Inc. in the Special Events department. Melissa graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a BA in art history. Her interests include squash, tennis, theater, cooking and travel.
Lyn Perlmuth is director of the Fixed Income Forum and Institutional Investor Legal Forum, private membership groups. She previously ran a publications and conferences business at Dow Jones after more than 16 years in Institutional Investors Newsletters division, beginning as a reporter, editor, head of new product development and then group publisher. She was for several years a corporate finance columnist for Institutional Investor magazine.
Tracey Redmond drives and manages a variety of new and going business initiatives for Institutional Investors global publishing group. Tracey joined II in September of 2005 from the International Trademark Association, where she was the head of Business Development. Tracey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Salem State College and resides in New York City.
Will Rowlands-Rees is the Managing Director of Institutional Investor's Research business. He oversees all aspects of the global research department from surveys and data collection to monetizing all of the data behind Institutional Investor's 62+ annual rankings. Before joining Institutional Investor, Will spent 13 years at Thomson Reuters where he was most recently Global Head of Research. In this role he had accountability for the Sell and Buy Side Research business, which encompassed both the strategy and execution of the flagship Thomson Reuters Eikon platform to this audience, and the distribution of Research between the Buy and Sell side participants. Will is a graduate of the London School of Economics where he majored in Economics.
Steven Weiss joined Institutional Investor in 1999 as VP of Finance and as such is responsible for financial reporting and facilities. Steven also serves as head of real estate and contracts for the Euromoney US Group. Prior to joining II he served as Finance Director for Fremantle International, a producer and syndicator of TV programming throughout the world, and as Controller for Mark Goodson Productions, the famed game show creator.
Steven is a CPA and has a BS in Economics and an MBA in Public Accounting.
Kristin Zammit has been with Institutional Investor since 1997. Ms. Zammit is responsible for sales and client service for the Institutional Investor Institute, Hedge Fund Institutional Forum, and for sales of the majority of II Forums sponsorships around the globe. Kristin has spent her entire 28 year career in sales, helping a variety of companies in and outside the financial industry with a broad range of sales and marketing initiatives including marketing, advertising, trade show sales, sales planning, sales training, product launches, trade shows, and conferences. Kristin graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Loomis-Chaffee School in Windsor, and subsequently graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA with a B.A. in Theatre and Psychology.