Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dr. David Krause and Solomon Owayda Present at Marquette's Boston CIRCLES Event

Boston Financial District

On Wednesday, October 27th, Dr. David Krause (AIM program director) traveled to Boston to participate in Marquette University’s CIRCLES event, which was held at the Boston College Club in the financial district. 

CIRCLES events are business networking programs that connects Marquette alumni, parents, faculty and friends doing business in or providing services to the following industries:

  • Financial services
  • Real estate, construction and design
  • Manufacturing, distribution and supply chain
  •  Health care
  • Advertising, public relations and media 
  • Technology

Dr. David Krause

Dr. Krause and Solomon Owayda (Siguler Guff & Company, Boston). Their topic was “Should Private Equity Be Included in an Individual Investor’s Portfolio?”

Mr. Owayda is a Managing Director at Siguler Guff.  He joined the firm in 2009 as a senior member of the investment staff and has 23 years of experience investing and managing institutional alternative investment portfolios.

Solomon Owayda
Prior to joining Siguler Guff, Mr. Owayda spent 12 years at SVG Advisers, an international private equity firm, where he was Chief Investment Officer of the advisory business.  He was on the investment committee for several SVG vehicles, served on many advisory boards and helped establish the firm’s secondary business. 

Prior to SVG Advisors, Mr. Owayda was the Director of Private Equity at the California Teachers’ Retirement System, where he was responsible for committing over $2 billion to domestic and international funds. While at CalSTRS, he also helped establish the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) and served as the group’s Chairman until leaving the pension fund in 1997. Mr. Owayda holds a B.S. from Marquette University and an M.B.A. from the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 


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