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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 16 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 4,000 coming from more than 70 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)
  • 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)

In 2022, we will be returning to an in-person conference in February, to be held at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square London.We are looking for interested students to join us as Marketing, Logistics, IT, External Affairs and BSD (Branding, Social Media and Design) officers. For a comprehensive overview of our recruitment process for 2021/22 season, please visit our website at:

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 Marketing, Operations, Logistics and IT/Design. Our information session on how to apply, as well as a run-down of our team functions, can be re-watched through our link here.


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 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 2022 AIC Conference if you are interested.

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Alternative Investments Michaelmas Term Elections 2022

Club and Society elections run to elect any members into committee positions that are currently vacant.

3 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 23:59 on Sunday 2 October 2022 (in 4 days and 7 hours)

The polls open at 00:00 on Thursday 6 October 2022 (in 7 days)

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