National Association of Investment Companies/the Marathon Club
The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) is an association of firms and individual investment professionals. Their mission is to empower women and minorities to succeed as investment managers, and to encourage wealth creation in underserved markets through private equity investments. NAIC member companies invest in privately held businesses that have a high probability of growth and the ability to generate significant returns for investors and shareholders. Each year, the NAIC hosts several educational forums and professional conferences designed to give members, institutional investors and other stakeholders an opportunity to expand their knowledge, build relationships and exchange information about private equity best practices and industry trends. NAIC events are particularly focused on investment strategies and trends that benefit the Emerging Domestic Market (EDM). Vista Equity Partners currently funds educational programs in the Foundation and Endowment space as well as the NAIC’s annual conference – the nation’s leading gathering focused on Emerging Domestic Market investment professionals.