Newsletter December 1, 2014

Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! For those of you in the asset management business, I wanted to share the link for the Emerging Manager conference sponsored by TRS and ERS. Details for the event may be found here:
Not that you even want to think of another meal at this point, but I found this article to be a bright spot that will help two career couples “When the workday ends, more fathers are heading to the kitchen.” In terms of sharing the load, this is one good example of how balance can happen. The full article can be found here:
On an interesting note, Harvard did a study of its own graduates to see if it could explain the gender gap at the top of corporate America. The results, detailed in “When Women’s Goals Hit a Wall of Old Realities” can be found here:
I would also like to announce that we have a new cancellation policy – we will now be giving refunds if you cancel at least 8 days prior to an event. The reason behind this deadline is that we have to give a headcount seven days before events, and are responsible for paying that amount once that deadline is passed. If it is within 7 days, and you find you  are unable to attend, you may send someone in your place. Please note that all refunds will be less a $5 charge to cover bank fees that we are charged. I would also ask that for events that are ‘dutch treat’ that carry no upfront charge,  you also cancel your reservation so someone else may take your place if you are unable to attend. I know we all have busy lives and things come up last minute, however, I would note that when you ‘no show’ for events, it is very much noticed. I put this down to a problem Evite created when they added ‘maybe’ as a way to respond to a party invitation. Someone has yet to tell me how to have enough food available when someone marks ‘maybe’ on a response card!
For the holidays, we have a series of lunches in December. Please come join us for lunch with your fellow TXWSW and celebrate the holiday season!  In January, we are thrilled to have Heidi Lawson, Esq. in all 4 cities talking about recent case law that explores the liability issue many firms and funds face. She will share concrete steps to take to protect both yourself and your firm.  This event is a must-attend for CFOs, Compliance Officers, General Counsels and anyone serving on a board. We look forward to seeing you all at an event soon!
Kind regards

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