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The LSE SU Alternative Investments Conference (AIC) was founded in 2005 to create a dialogue between the leading figures in alternative investments and young minds. Our mission is to educate the next generation of business leaders.

Over 16 years, the AIC has grown to become the world’s largest student-run conference on Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Venture Capital. The Conference is the leading platform for education, networking and recruitment for Undergraduate, Master’s and PHD students worldwide.

The AIC brings together over 40 senior-level industry luminaries, 320 delegates and sponsor firms to develop our three pillars:

Education The AIC provides unrivalled educational opportunities as the brightest minds in finance share their insights with the upcoming generation through keynote, panel and workshop sessions.

Networking The AIC Community constitutes the most ambitious and promising network of young minds in finance. Create long-lasting professional and meaningful relationships during and after the AIC 2023.

Recruitment The AIC is a recruitment platform for our sponsors – leading and global financial firms. The AIC Recruitment Fair will provide face-to-face interaction with recruiters and our sponsor-relationships connect delegates to future internship and job opportunities.

In light of COVID-19, the AIC launched AIC Conversations, a virtual interview series which hosted over 60 industry leaders including Steve Schwarzman (Blackstone), Urs Wietlisbach (Partners Group) and Kerry Baldwin (IQ Capital).

In 2023 the AIC team is excited to announce we will return to our flagship in-person event! AIC 2023 will expand on our recruitment platform and be the most diverse and inclusive AIC yet.

We are honoured to again welcome a host of industry leaders whose firms collectively manage over $1.11 Trillion in AUM. Notable past speakers include:

  • David Rubenstein (Co-Founder, Carlyle Group)
  • Howard Marks ( Founder, Oaktree Capital)
  • Guy Hands (Founder, Terra Firma)
  • Hardy McLain ( Co-Founder, CVC Capital Partners)
  • Emmanuel Roman (CEO, PIMCO)
  • Luke Ellis (CEO, Man Group)
  • Sir Paul Marshall (Co-Founder, Marshall Wace)
  • Anthony Scaramucci (Founder, SkyBridge Capital)
  • Chris Sacca (Founder, Lowercase Capital)
  • Kerry Baldwin (Founder, IQ Capital)

In 2023, the AIC Recruitment Fair will be an exclusive opportunity for delegates to network and connect face-to-face with our sponsor firms, with first hand insight into their recruitment process.

We believe the opportunities provided by the AIC should be available to all, not some. In 2023 the AIC Opportunity Programme will support delegates from underprivileged socioeconomic backgrounds in attending our Conference.

Apply now for the premier opportunity in alternative investments.

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Applications open 9:00am GMT, 26 October 2022
Applications close 11:59pm GMT, 08 December 2022
Disciplines accepted Any degree accepted (2:1 minimum)