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London School of Economics Alternative Investments Conference Grants Distinguished Speaker Honour to Jonathan Lavine

Monday 19th June, 2023
London, UK 

LSE Alternatives Investments Conference Executive Team

The London School of Economics Alternative Investments Conference (AIC) is excited to announce Mr. Jonathan Lavine, Co-Managing Partner of Bain Capital, as the recipient of the AIC Distinguished Speaker Honour. This honour is awarded to speakers who have continuously supported the growth of the AIC and have taken steps beyond expected to make AIC a global event for some of the most driven and ambitious students. Mr. Lavine is the first individual to be granted this honour.

Mr. Lavine has been a keynote speaker at the AIC in 2020, 2022, and 2023, inspiring nearly a thousand students along the way regarding leadership in the private capital space. Bain Capital has equally been one of AIC’s longest sponsors and it is their firm support that enables us to deliver the conference.

About the AIC Distinguished Speaker Honour

The mission of the London School of Economics Alternative Investments Conference is to educate the next generation of business leaders. To achieve this mission, the AIC team works tirelessly throughout the year to bring together an annual gathering that attracts more than 400 attendees from around the world. At the heart of the inspirational two-day event is our extraordinary speaker line-up. Together, they bring not only a wealth of expertise and knowledge of their fields but also a spirit of trust, unity, excitement, ambition and most of all, community. We are fortunate to have received a tremendous amount of support from speakers, sponsors, media and educational partners throughout our 17-year history. 


This year, we are launching the LSE AIC Honorary Speaker initiative to thank speakers who have taken the extra step to support us consistently. They are leaders in their organisation, and leaders in their communities. From our years of working with them, we have drawn a great amount of admiration for their causes which involve not just succeeding for their firm, but helping aspiring students and communities reach their goals.

We are grateful for the invaluable contributions that our honorary speakers have provided to us, and we look forward to our shared future in building and inspiring the ever-growing AIC community.

About Mr. Jonathan Lavine

Mr. Lavine joined Bain Capital’s private equity group in 1993. Prior to joining Bain Capital, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Lavine is active in a variety of charitable and civic activities. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Columbia University and Chairman Emeritus of the City Year Board of Trustees.

He was the 2017 recipient of Columbia University’s Alexander Hamilton Medal, the highest honour awarded to a member of the college community for distinguished service. He is a past recipient of Columbia’s John Jay Award for professional achievement, Columbia’s David Truman Award for outstanding contribution to academic affairs, the Dean’s Leadership Award for the Class of 1988 25th Reunion, Columbia/Barnard Hillel’s Seixas Award, Voices for National Service Citizen Service Award and the New England Anti-Defamation League’s Distinguished Community Service Award. In 2016, Mr. Lavine was appointed a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council by President Obama and reappointed by President Biden in 2023.

Mr. Lavine graduated from Columbia College, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and holds an M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

About Bain Capital

Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private investment firms with approximately $165 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1984, Bain Capital pioneered a consulting-based approach to private equity investing, partnering closely with management teams to offer insights that challenge conventional thinking, build great businesses, and improve operations. Over time, Bain Capital has organically expanded this approach across asset classes to build one of the strongest alternative asset platforms in the world.

Today, Bain Capital's teams strive to create value through private equity, public equity, fixed income, credit, venture capital, and real estate investments across multiple sectors, industries, and geographies. Bain Capital believes that its people and the shared values it has espoused since its founding remain the core of its competitive advantage. This has empowered Bain Capital to deliver an enduring impact to a diverse group of investors, including pensions, endowments, foundations, and individuals.

The firm has 24 offices across four continents and employs more than 1,600 employees globally.

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