About the Program

Whether a Group has one or two speakers a day, all the presenters at TIGER 21 generally fall within three categories – Investing, Landscape, and Lifestyle & Family. The majority of presenters are invited by Members to speak to their respective Groups and are usually investment managers or company heads who are well known by our Members. Speakers who come to us in this manner contribute to TIGER 21's core focus on 'collective intelligence.'  In response to a request from a Group, our Presenter Department will then invite a specific speaker who has demonstrated a particular expertise in a select field or investment strategy. We also invite presenters who we feel will bring value to our Members.

In instances where a presenter is discussing a topic that has a timely and broad level of interest, or when the individual is renown in his field, he becomes a Headliner Presenter and is invited to speak to a larger group of Members during one of our Headliner Events.  TIGER 21 Members unable to attend Headliner Events can view or listen to these sessions in the archived section of our Member web site.

Many of the presenters and the topics discussed are investment-related. The majority of our investment-related presentations focus on alternative investments, real estate, wealth management, and asset allocation. In addition, we have speakers who present on public equities, fixed income, commodities, and a variety of other investment-related subjects.

TIGER 21 Groups are also exposed to speakers whose expertise falls under subject matter related to Lifestyle & Family. Topics in this category pertain to issues directly related to our Members and their families. We cover topics that may be too difficult or uncomfortable to discuss with friends, relatives or financial advisors, such as family dynamics, legacy, personal security, healthcare, raising financially responsible children, and an array of other 'softer' issues.

Throughout the course of the year, our landscape presenters offer our Members many opportunities to learn about and explore issues pertaining to some of the more complex and difficult struggles facing our community, nation and world. Topics covered under this subject include the economy, environment, international relations and national security. TIGER 21 does not have a particular political stance or point of view. We simply recognize that the best way to ensure that our Members make sound decisions is to understand the political, economic and international influences that affect our lives today.

Presenters in the Media

Gerald Chertavian

Year Up

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

A popular presenter among TIGER 21 Groups, Gerald Chertavian was featured in a Barron's cover story titled, "Five Fascinating Philanthropists."  Year Up provides young adults in urban communities with skills, experience and support through professional careers and higher education.

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Nouriel Roubini

Roubini Global Economics


NYU Stern Professor of Economics Nouriel Roubini is an internationally known expert in the field of international macroeconomics.  He is also the co-founder and Chairman of RGE Monitor, an innovative economic and geo-strategic information service named one of the best economics websites by BusinessWeek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and The Economist

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Nicholas Negroponte

One Laptop Per Child


Nicholas Negroponte is a world-renowned technology visionary with the keenest understanding of technology and its impact on business and society.  An exceptional speaker, his broad range of experience and thorough understanding of digitization and its impact on industry make him the foremost authority on transformations that define our future.

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