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AIC Opportunity Program

"Unlocking Opportunities, Empowering Futures: Bridging the Gap through Alternative Investments."

At AIC we believe that educational and networking opportunities should be available to all, not some. In 2022 we successfully launched the AIC Opportunity Programme, a scholarship providing access to the conference and exclusive networking opportunities to a diverse range of delegates. As a result, students from a low-socioeconomic background are able to access the conference and its numerous opportunities completely free of charge.  


As part of this programme, delegates will be able to attend an invite-only Opportunity Programme networking lunch with firm representatives of the delegate’s sponsor firm. We also want to allow the creation of long-lasting relationships between delegates and inspirational individuals working in industry leading firms. To do this, we launched the AIC Mentorship Scheme in 2023, allowing chosen delegates to receive 1:1 mentoring  from a firm representative prior and post conference, to facilitate personal and career development. 

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Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria are one or more of the following (non exhaustive) 


1. Growing up in custody care in local council (or equivalent in your local jurisdiction)

2. Receipt of Free School Meals (or equivalent in your local jurisdiction)

3. Financial hardships

4. Currently seeking or in asylum status

Please note that this programme is highly competitive, and unfortunately not all applicants will be able to receive financial support . 

The AIC team reviews each application for the AIC Opportunity Programme on a case-by-case basis. 

AIC 2023 Opportunity Programme Supporters

The AIC Opportunity Program is sponsored by a number of organizations to support a diverse pipeline of representatives. 
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