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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 15 years, we have created this platform to provide students with the opportunity to help understand the minds of some of the most successful people in the industry. The conference boasts 320 student attendees selected from an average application pool of 4000 coming from more than 70 nations. In recent years we have hosted the following speakers:

  • 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)

Current confirmed speakers include:

  • Stephen Schwarzman (Blackstone)
  • Alan Howard (Brevan Howard)
  • Paul Marshall (Marshall Wace)
  • Rajeev Misra (SoftBank Vision Fund)

Unfortunately due to Covid-19, we have decided to not host a conference in 2021. We simply do not see it as likely that the UK government will allow 100s of people coming from all around the world occupy a single conference room by early 2021. Alternatively, we plan on hosting a virtual panel series dubbed ‘AIC Conversations’. Which would allow us to continue exposing students to incredible successful individuals while respecting governmental guidelines. Unfortunately, this new form forum requires much fewer students to pull off making our usual recruitment of first-years obsolete.

Nonetheless, we still want to involve first-years and decided to create multiple group chats in which we can discuss the news and global trends of the alternative investments industry. Additionally, students showing commitment within these group chats may benefit from their increased proximity to AIC Conversations. More on that will be announced soon.


We do not encourage people to buy our membership. All the benefits of our society can be experienced without the SU membership.

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