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Alternative Investments

We are a passionate group of students and young professionals committed to deepening our understanding of the fast-growing Alternative Investments industry.

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We at the Alternative Investments Society host the world’s largest student-run conference on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Venture Capital. For over 17 years, the LSE SU Alternative Investments Conference has connected students from all over the world with leading industry professionals in alternative investments. The conference boasts 320 student delegates selected from an average application pool of 3,700 coming from more than 80 countries. In recent years we have hosted the following speakers:

  • Stephen Schwarzman (Blackstone)
  • Howard Marks (Oaktree Capital)
  • David Rubenstein (Carlyle Group)
  • Paul Singer (Elliott Management)
  • Anthony Scaramucci (Skybridge Capital)
  • Jonathan Lavine (Bain Capital)
  • Jim Breyer (Accel)
  • Bill Ackman (Pershing Square Capital)
  • Michael Hintze (CQS)
  • Marc Rowan (Apollo Global Management)
  • Chris Sacca (Lowercase Capital)
  • Daniel Loeb (Third Point)
  • Alan Howard (Brevan Howard)
  • Paul Marshall (Marshall Wace)
  • Rajeev Misra (SoftBank Vision Fund)

We have also been sponsored by 35 sponsors in previous years, including: 

  • Goldman Sachs 
  • Blackstone 
  • BlackRock
  • Point 72
  • JP Morgan
  • Bain Capital
  • Temasek
  • DE Shaw 
  • Marshall Wace 
  • Man Group 


As we commemorate our 18th anniversary, we look forward to building on the successful return of a physical conference following AIC 2023, bringing over 300 delegates and more than 60 industry leaders over 2 days. In 2024, we will be returning to an in-person conference on February 12th and Feburary 13th, to be held at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square London. Apply here for the opportunity to join us at our conference this year! 

Joining our team is one of the best ways to learn more about these areas of finance (Private Equity, Venture Capital and Hedge Funds). You will help to put together one of the largest student-run events of its kind while being exposed to industry-leading professionals and pioneers in finance and alternative investments. You will also have a chance to be part of next year's Executive Team, interfacing with our speakers and corporate sponsors while managing a team of 30 across our different subcommittee divisions.


There is NO need to purchase a membership to access our content or be part of our organisation. In the meantime, check out our website below and sign up for our mailing list and newsletter to be notified of new content, including upcoming recruiting events from our sponsors, and do get in touch about joining our team to help organise the AIC 2024 Conference if you are interested.

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Join our WhatsApp Group chat here if you have any questions.