Virtual Alternative Investments Conference

Presented on:
December 9, 2020 9:00 AM PT
End time:
December 10, 2020 11:30 AM PT

If you missed our 2020 Alternative Investments Conference, you can now watch it on-demand.

Our two-day conference features industry opportunities, key trends, and current environmental challenges. Gain insight from leading subject-matter experts, who address important strategies to help you stay ahead of upcoming accounting, regulatory, and tax changes.

View detailed agenda here.

Day One - Watch Now

  • Accounting and Regulatory Updates
  • Tax Update
  • Accounting, Operational, Tax Considerations Related to Special-Purpose Acquisition, and Companies (SPACs)
  • The New 1061 Proposed Regulations Related to Carried Interest
  • Carried Interest and Estate Planning Considerations

Day Two - Watch Now

  • Fund Formation: Trends, Strategies, and General Updates
  • Keynote Panel Discussion: The Impact of COVID-19 and US Election on the Industry | Alternative Investment Industry Executive Perspective
    • Melissa Dickerson, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Operations, Genstar Capital
    • Matt De Dominicis, Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Norwest Venture Partners
    • Yulia Perruzzi, Chief Financial Officer, CCO, and Managing Director, Sepio Capital
  • Understanding Qualified Small Business Stock: Emerging Issues and Considerations Companies (SPACs)


Matt De Dominicis, CFO and Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Matt brings more than 20 years of experience in venture capital, private equity, and hedge funds to his role as partner and chief financial officer at Norwest Venture Partners, where he oversees financial operations. Before joining Norwest, Matt was chief financial officer at Watershed Asset Management, a Securities and Exchange Commission-registered investment adviser. At Watershed, Matt was responsible for the diverse business operations of the firm, managing over $1 billion across multiple hedge funds. Prior to that he was Fund Controller at Highland Capital Partners, where he was part of a team responsible for the finance function for multiple venture capital and private equity funds. Matt previously held positions at Sowood Capital Management, Liberty Mutual Group, and Ernst & Young.

Melissa Dickerson, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, Operations, Genstar Capital

Melissa is responsible for finance and accounting, regulatory compliance, risk management, technology, and administration. She joined Genstar Capital in 2004. During her tenure at Genstar, Melissa has built out the firm’s operational infrastructure, with the firm growing from $200 million to $19 billion in assets under management. Concurrently, Genstar acquired and divested over 100 platform investments, and doubled its staff. Melissa has more than 20 years of middle-market private equity experience, with over 15 years served at Genstar Capital managing a number of teams as its chief financial officer (current), chief compliance officer (2012–2019) and managing director of operations (current).

Yulia Perruzzi, CFO, CCO, Managing Director, Sepio Capital

Yulia Perruzzi is the chief financial officer, chief compliance officer and a managing director at Sepio Capital, LP. Prior to joining Sepio, Yulia was the Controller at Partner Fund Management, LLC (2016–2020). Previously, she was the Controller at Bridger Capital, LLC (2011–2016), a supervisor in the Hedge Fund Group at RSM, LLP/RSM McGladrey, Inc. (2007–2011), and a senior accountant at Trien Rosenberg, LLP (2005–2007). Yulia received her undergraduate degree with honors from Alfred University. She earned the designation of chartered financial analyst and is a certified public accountant and a chartered global management accountant.

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