Fintech Presents: Democratizing Private Markets through Financial Technology


Thursday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Zoom Meeting


Michael Roberts, CFA - Co-founder, PortfolioMetrix

Michael Campbell - CEO, Cosmos Technology LLC
Nelson Chu - CEO,
Song Kim - CTO, Emerge9


4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Panel Discussion

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Q&A Session

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A Fintech Advisory Council Sponsored Event.

Journey into the world of finance and technology with Fintech Presents: Democratizing Private Markets through Financial Technology! Our panelists will be discussing how everyday investors are accessing private markets thanks to new financial tech. We’ll explore how these clever new tools are breaking down old barriers, making investing clearer and more accessible to everyone. Take the chance to learn from the experts and witness firsthand the evolution of finance in action!

Who will benefit from this discussion?

  • Wealth Management professionals who seek to access institutional investments at a discount in fees.
  • Fund Managers interested in co-investment opportunities alongside the top GPs and Sponsors in the country.
  • Finance professionals who would like to understand how they could incorporate the next wave of fintech into their workflow and product offerings.

Please note that the event will be recorded and available to all registered participants whether you attend the event live or choose to watch the recording at your leisure. The event agenda will consist of the panel presentation with Q&A followed by breakout rooms and networking opportunities.


Michael Roberts, CFA | Michael Roberts is the co-founder of PortfolioMetrix, a global investment management business focused on the wealth management market. PortfolioMetrix differentiated itself by offering ‘FinTech for Advisors’ rather than ‘FinTech instead of Advisors’ at a time when the threat of Robo-Advice dominated the Advisor press. Mike served as the Chief Product Officer and created an award-winning proposition that blended behavioral finance-based suitability tools with investment management. Mike also served as UK Managing Director responsible for creating and executing the strategic plan for the UK business, building the sales, marketing and client service divisions. Mike relocated with his family in 2020 to Santa Barbara, California and now serves as Non-Executive Chairman at PortfolioMetrix.
Prior to founding PortfolioMetrix, Mike held senior positions at Barclays & BlueBay Asset Management in London.
Mike is a CFA charterholder, holds the UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and has a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK.

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Michael Campbell | Michael Campbell, CEO of Cosmos Technology, is an award-winning computer scientist and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in Asset Management Technology. He's held leadership positions in top-tier Asset Managers, including Chief Information Officer at one of the world’s largest with over $700 Billion in assets under management. Michael was previously Group Manager of Front Office systems at Western Asset Management in California and the CTO and co-founder of Apogean Technology, the first electronic exchange for the trading of emerging market debt. He earned an MBA in Finance from New York University, Stern School of Business, and holds two bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science & Applied Math, Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. Michael has also advised and held board positions in early-stage startups, including Area Daily and

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Nelson Chu | Nelson Chu is an experienced serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Percent, the modern credit marketplace. After witnessing the inefficiencies in the private credit markets, Nelson was inspired to transform this industry for the better and founded Percent in 2018. He and his team have built an end-to-end credit platform unlike any other, empowering borrowers, underwriters, and investors to transact with confidence through governance, asset transparency, and market standardization. Nelson has been recognized by Private Debt Investor as a Rising Star in their annual list of the top 40 individuals shaping the future of private credit. Percent has been recognized on the 2023 Inc. 5000 and the Inc. Regionals: Northeast list (2023 & 2024) by Arizent, Best Companies Group’s 2023 Best Places to Work in Financial Technology, and twice on the America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes (2023 & 2024).

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Song Kim | Song Kim is a pivotal figure in technology, boasting rich expertise in FinTech, WealthTech, AI, and SaaS sectors. As the Co-Founder and CTO of Emerge9, he has masterfully positioned the platform at the forefront of the WealthTech industry, adeptly connecting discerning investors to high-caliber private equity continuation funds.
With a deep-seated background in financial technology and strategic business acumen, Song has driven multiple impactful ventures. He pioneered a robust prepaid debit card network for Boom Financial, revolutionizing cross-border payment mechanisms. At Boom Credit, his innovation shone again as he introduced an instantaneous credit risk analysis system, markedly enhancing returns on debt products.
Song's consistent blend of technical mastery and entrepreneurial vision has been instrumental in steering technology-centric business landscapes, fostering innovation and growth. This synthesis of skills has entrenched his reputation as a transformative leader in the private equity and tech sectors.

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Registration Fees
Free (Member) | $20 (Non-member)

Payment Information
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If you prefer to pay by check please email and request to pay by check. Your registration will be completed manually and you will receive an email confirmation.

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CFA Society of Los Angeles
13400 Riverside Drive, Ste. 215
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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Cancellations must be received in writing by 9:00 am the day prior to the event to receive a refund. No phone cancellations are accepted. Please e-mail Member “no-shows” will be billed the difference between the member fee and the non-member fee for the event which is posted on the CFALA website.

AJ Mildenberg, CFA
Event Chairs:
Max Seeget, CFA

CFA Society Los Angeles has determined that this program qualifies for 2 CE credit hours.. If you are a CFA Institute member and a CFA Society Los Angeles Member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.

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