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LSE SU Alternative Investments Conference


The LSE SU Alternative Investments Conference (AIC) was founded by a group of committed and entrepreneurial undergraduate students in 2007 who aimed to create a forum for rich dialogue and debate between the world's leading hedge funds and private equity investors and students interested in these exciting industries.

David Rubenstein

The Carlyle Group
22nd Jan 2018 | 8:55 - 9:40

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing $174 billion from 31 offices around the world.

Mr. Rubenstein, a native of Baltimore, is a 1970 magna cum laude graduate of Duke, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Following Duke, Mr. Rubenstein graduated in 1973 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of The Law Review.

More than 1,725 investors from 82 countries rely on Carlyle to achieve premium returns on their invested capital. Carlyle investors range from public and private pension funds to wealthy individuals and families to sovereign wealth funds, unions and corporations. Through an array of products and geographic specific-funds, Carlyle works to meet the dynamic needs of the world’s most sophisticated investors.

Simon Marc

PSP Investments
23rd Jan 2018 | 8:40 - 9:25

Simon Marc is Managing Director and Head of Private Equity at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments). In this capacity, he oversees PSP Investments’ Private Equity (PE) operations and network of PE partners, and leads PE transaction opportunities globally. This includes direct PE investments, co-sponsorship and co-investment transactions with general partners (GPs) and fund investments in GPs. Based in London, he also heads PSP Investments’ London office.

Simon Marc has more than 20 years of experience in private equity. Before joining PSP Investments in August 2015, he was a Principal at Permira (London). Prior to that, he was a Director at Candover (London) and a Principal at Apax Partners (Paris). He began his career as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs (Paris) in the Real Estate Principal Investment Area.

Simon Marc is a graduate of HEC Paris School of Management.