7th Annual Commerce Street Investment Conference

October 17, 2019

Commerce Street Investments is hosting its annual Investment conference on the Southern Methodist University campus at George W. Bush Institute on October 17th, 2019.

Our mission is to provide a forum for the discussion and analysis of alternative investments and institutional portfolio management, including but not limited to hedge funds, private equity, credit and institutional real estate.

Valet parking is provided, Wi-Fi throughout the building ensures connectivity and easy access throughout the day.

Featured speakers


Mark Yusko

Keynote Speaker
Mark W. Yusko

CEO & Chief Investment Officer
Morgan Creek Capital Management, LLC

Morgan Creek Capital Management, LLC, is a registered investment adviser formed in July 2004 to provide investment management services based on the University Endowment Model of investing to wealthy families, individuals and institutional investors. Morgan Creek currently has $1.6 billion in assets under advisement in non-discretionary accounts and discretionary funds.

Mark is a highly sought after speaker for many industry conferences and events and is a frequent guest on shows such a Fox Business News, CNBC and Bloomberg.

Mark received his Bachelor of Science Degree, with honors, in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 1985 and a Master of Business Administration in Account and Finance from the University of Chicago in 1987.


Kori Schake

Kori Schake

Deputy Director-General
International Institute for Strategic Studies

As Deputy Director-General, Dr Kori Schake oversees the Institute’s world-class research program and acts as a driving force behind initiatives to enhance the Institute’s work and profile, including developing new funding opportunities and deepening links with governments, the private sector, and the expert and opinion-forming communities internationally on strategic issues.

During her illustrious career, Kori has held policy positions across government, academia and think tanks, including working with both the military and civilian staffs of the Pentagon, in the White House at the National Security Council, and at the US State Department as Deputy Head of Policy Planning.

She has authored a number of books, most recently Safe Passage, an account of the transition from UK to US power on the global stage, published by Harvard University Press in November 2017.


Glenn Youngkin

Glenn Youngkin

Co-Chief Executive Officer
The Carlyle Group

Glenn Youngkin is Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Carlyle Group and a member of Carlyle’s Board of Directors. He is based in Washington, DC.

From May 2015 to December 2017, Mr. Youngkin served as President and Chief Operating Officer. From June 2014 to May 2015, Mr. Youngkin served as Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer. From 2011 until May 2014, Mr. Youngkin was Carlyle’s Chief Operating Officer. From October 2010 until March 2011, Mr. Youngkin served as Carlyle’s interim principal financial officer. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Youngkin was the Global Head of the Industrial Sector investment team. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Youngkin led Carlyle’s buyout activities in the United Kingdom and from 1995 to 2000, he was a member of the U.S. buyout team. Prior to joining Carlyle in 1995, Mr. Youngkin was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and he also previously worked in the investment banking group at CS First Boston.

Mr. Youngkin earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering and his B.A. in managerial studies from Rice University and his MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.

Mr. Youngkin has served on the Board of Directors of numerous Carlyle portfolio companies. Mr. Youngkin also currently serves on several non-profit governing boards, including the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral School, the Board of Directors of the Rice Management Company, and the Vestry of Holy Trinity Church.