Emma Rodriguez-Ayala, Investment Management Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels

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Emma Rodriguez-Ayala is an Investment Management Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, where she also serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group.  She was previously the General Counsel and a Senior Managing Director at Mesirow Advanced Strategies, one of the largest fund-of-hedge-funds manager in the world, where she also served as an interested director on the boards of directors of over a dozen of Mesirow investment funds.  She serves as the Chicago Chapter President of the Association of Latino Professionals for America, Inc., is a director of iMentor Chicago, and is a member of the Private Directors Association.  Emma is a frequent speaker on legal and regulatory issues affecting the investment management industry and on strategies for increasing the number of women and diverse persons working in investment management.  She was previously selected as a Top Latino Leader by the National Diversity Council and a Business Leader of Color by Chicago United.  She is a graduate of the University of Chicago (J.D.) and Saint Louis University (B.S.).  Emma lives in Chicago’s Loop with her husband (Eric), son (Lincoln), and dog (George).

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