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The largest global event for Black women in asset management

Celebrate excellence and build community at the BWAM 3rd Annual Conference & 40 Under 40 Awards Gala taking place in London, from 3rd – 4th October 2024.



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Black Women in Asset Management's
3rd Annual Conference

This year, we're taking London by storm with an inspiring blend of recognition, networking, and professional development.

Join us as BWAM honors the trailblazers shaping the future of asset management and hosts a powerful day of keynotes, panels, and connectivity at the BWAM Annual Conference & 40 Under 40 Awards Gala.

The Annual Conference takes place 4th October 2024, 8am to 6pm.

The Awards Gala will be held on the evening of 3rd October 2024, from 6pm to Midnight.

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What to Expect

Dynamic Networking

Join inspiring speakers, participate in targeted roundtables, and make meaningful connections with women.

Headshot Studio

Step into the spotlight: Elevate your professional presence with our exclusive headshot studio at the conference. Perfect your profile, and leave with a photo that speaks volumes.

Talent Pavilion

Where ambition meets opportunity! A new dedicated space for 2024 to help firms discover new talent and offering direct interactions between job seekers and leading companies.

Insightful Content

Be inspired by the stories and investment perspectives of leading Black women in asset management, as they share their insights on navigating the top echelons of finance.


Toast the fierce and fabulous Black women making big moves in asset management at the 40 Under 40 Awards Gala.


BWAM events are an experience. Enjoy the vibes of what will be one of the most memorable conferences of the year.

Virtual Golf

Grab your clubs! Step into our Virtual Golf Experience at the conference, where you can swing alongside the industry's finest without leaving the room.

Career Coaching

Bring your ambition and we’ll bring the roadmap. Get 1-to-1 guidance to shine and accelerate in your career path.

Focused Content Tracks


Finding Alpha    

The Finding Alpha content track will equip you with insights on how to find value in today's dynamic market conditions. The track features a series of engaging panels and discussions, with each session dedicated to exploring a specific investment strategy. Speakers will share their strategies for generating alpha in a rapidly evolving investment landscape. Gain valuable perspectives that will enhance your investment decisions and drive superior performance.

Emerging Manager

The Emerging Manager content track is designed to offer valuable advice to new fund owners and those preparing to fundraise for their initial fund. This track is committed to empowering emerging managers by providing insights into the distinctive challenges they may face within the industry. Our panels will feature seasoned fund managers who have overcome the early stages, sharing their direct experiences, best practices, and effective strategies for success. This track is an invaluable resource for aspiring managers eager to accelerate their journey in fund management.

Africa Rising

The Africa Rising content track will offer a comprehensive examination of the investment landscape across the region, focusing on the pivotal trends and emerging issues shaping the market in 2024. This track will delves into the significant rise in technology-driven investments and the shifting dynamics of foreign direct investment. Our expert panels will dissect these trends, providing nuanced insights and strategic foresight to navigate the complexities and capitalize on the opportunities within Africa’s vibrant markets.


The AccelerateHer content track is dedicated to empowering and advancing Black women in asset management through a series of insightful workshops and presentations to support holistic wellness. Over the course of each 45-minute session, attendees will gain powerful strategies to supercharge their professional journey.

Past Keynotes Included

What Past Attendees Said

  • The BWAM conference was an empowering and inspiring event - the connections made will last a lifetime. I gained an impressive global network of women across roles and functions in asset management who have helped advance my career while also having the opportunity to support and mentor other BWAM members.
    Tyisha Rivas
    UBS Asset Management
  • Wonderful conference with meaningful conversations on intersectionality and the role the Financial Services industry can play in advancing equity and opportunities. I enjoyed the conference, fellow panelist and attendees. A fantastic agenda filled with great speakers, mentors and resources. Plenty of content but with smart ways of networking.
    Merary Soto-Saunders
    CVC Capital Partners
  • [T]he Black Women in Asset Management (BWAM) 2023 Annual Conference was jam packed with content-rich speakers and opportunities for engagement to drive commercial impact. This experience resonated with the core values at Goldman Sachs—our commitment to an inclusive and dynamic environment fostering continuous learning and growth.
    Megan Hogan
    Goldman Sachs
  • #BWAMCON2023 took a comprehensive approach to unpacking asset management; exploring the latest industry trends for operational readiness, providing strategies to remain competitive as you scale funds, and offering insights on becoming institutional ready.
    Maude Delice
    Arkview Capital
  • This was the most impressively brilliant and impressively beautiful rooms of people I’ve ever had the joy of spending a day with.
    Angel Stewart
    McCain Stewart
  • Best conference of the year! Thank you [Jacqueline James] for your tireless efforts to create community for Black women in the asset management industry.
    Chloe Kelley, CFA, CAIA
  • The Black Women in Asset Management (BWAM) conference was simply an amazing experience
    Bana Eyasu, MBA
  • I met high performing women of color and other professionals at top levels of their respective and prestigious organizations. my expectations were exceeded.
    Conference Attendee


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40 Under 40 Awards Gala

The BWAM 40 Under 40 Awards celebrates the incredible accomplishments of 40 inspiring Black women under the age of 40 in asset management.

These Black women are innovators, trailblazers and mentors representing a dynamic roster of investors, portfolio managers, entrepreneurs, legal experts, executives, and thought-leaders. They are role models who are a testament to the power of hard work, drive, and determination.

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