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Marco Benedetti is a Managing Director and co-head of Carlyle's European Buyout Group, an international asset management company and of the largest private equity funds globally. He is particularly focused on the telecommunications and brand consumer goods sector. He is most well known for choosing the career path of the buyout business instead of a family empire and making his own success.

Marco De Benedetti

The Carlyle Group

J. Christopher Flowers is the Founder, Managing Director and CEO of J.C. Flowers & Co., a private equity firm with c. $6 Billion in AUM and has made over $16 billion in investments since its launch in 1998. He is personally estimated to have a net worth of $2 Billion and is one of the most famous investors since the financial crisis.

J. Christopher Flowers

J.C. Flowers & Co.

Sir Paul Marshall is the Co-Founder and Chairman of $48 billion AUM Marshall Wace, one of the world’s largest hedge funds. He is also a significant benefactor to LSE and has been an active political donor to both the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives.

Paul Marshall

Marshall Wace

Philippe Laffont

Coatue Management

Philippe Laffont is the Founder and Chief Investment officer of Coatue Management, a hedge fund and venture capital firm with over $25 billion in assets. Laffont is regarded as one of the most successful investors in the technology industry, having backed the likes of Facebook, Snapchat, Spotify, and ByteDance.

Jonathan M. Nelson

Providence Equity Partners

Johnathon M. Nelson is the founder and CEO of Providence Equity Partners, a global TMT-focused private equity firm with $49 billion in AUM. He is a renowned businessman famous for pioneering the sector-focused private equity approach.

William L. Cornog


William L. Cornog, aka Bill, is a partner at KKR, an American global investment firm with $148 billion under management. Mr. Cornog currently serves as Global Head of KKR Capstone, KKR's internal operations team.

Jeremy Grantham

Grantham, Mayo & van Otterloo


Jeremy Grantham is the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Strategist of Grantham, Mayo & van Otterloo (GMO), a Boston based asset management firm with $118 billion AUM.

Mr. Grantham is widely considered to be one of the most influential investors of all time.

Jim Breyer is the founder and CEO of venture capital firm Breyer Capital, and has been a key investor in some of the most transformative business in the world, including Facebook, Marvel Entertainment, and Spotify.

Jim Breyer

Breyer Capital

Kurt Bjorklund is the Co-Managing Partner at Permira, a London-based private equity firm with €30bn in assets under management. The Permira Funds have made over 250 private equity investments in five key sectors: Consumer, Financial services, Healthcare, Industrial Tech & Services and Technology.

Kurt Bjorklund


Victor Khosla

Strategic Value Partners

Victor Khosla is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Strategic Value Partners ("SVP Global"), a global investment firm focused on distressed debt and private equity opportunities with $10 Billion in assets under management.

André Esteves

Andre Esteves is the Senior Partner at BTG Pactual, a dominant investment bank in Latin America with c. $90.8 Billion under management. Mr. Esteves is a prominent Brazilian businessman with and an estimated net worth of $4.4 Billion.

Ben Melkman

Light Sky Macro

Ben Melkman is the founder and chief investment officer of Light Sky Macro, a US based private hedge fund with $2.11bn in assets under management. Light Sky Macro follows a global macro strategy.

Frank Slootman


Frank Slootman is the Chairman and CEO of Snowflake, a cloud-based data-warehousing company founded in 2012. Mr Slootman delivered the company to the public markets as the biggest software IPO ever.

Teun Johnston is the CEO of $27.3 billion AUM Man GLG and a member of the Man Group Executive Committee. Prior to this, Mr Johnston served as the Head of Investments at Oakley Capital where he ran the multi-manager business.

Teun Johnston


Raj Ganguly is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of B Capital, a global firm specialising in equity investing in venture and growth stage start-ups. Mr. Ganguly is a Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group and serves on the boards of Lanetix, InTurn and Evidation Health.

Raj Ganguly

B Capital

Stefano Loreti is the Head of European Structured Products for GoldenTree Asset Management, an NYC-based credit focused asset management firm with $37bn in AUM.

Stefano Loreti


Asset Management


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, AIC will not pursue its flag-ship physical conference and alternatively execute a webinar series named ‘AIC Conversations'. This series comprises of a sequence of interviews and discussions with founders and executives in the alternative investments industry. All the interviews will be accessible on AIC’s social media channels and the profiles below.


AIC Conversations seeks to act as a learning platform for students and young professionals interested in learning from the brightest individuals in alternative investments. By clicking on each profile viewers have the ability to read more about the speakers background and watch the respective interviews.


This year, AIC has already invited a wide variety of speakers ranging from private equity titans to chief executives of notable hedge funds, as new speakers are confirmed they will be added to the ‘Upcoming Speakers’ list below, providing anyone the opportunity to submit questions via the link on their profile.


Hover over any of the speakers' photo to learn more! Feel free to post any questions that you may have for each of our speakers in the line-up.


Sam Zell

Equity Group Investments

Sam Zell is the Founder and Chairman of Chicago based private investment firm, Equity Group Investment. He is regarded as the forefather of modern real estate investment trusts and was one of the first to pioneer the private investment space.

Stephen A. Schwarzman


Stephen Schwarzman is the Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms with $584 billion Assets Under Management. He was named one of Forbes’ Top 50 “World’s Most Powerful People” in 2018 and Forbes’ most influential person in finance in 2016.

Edgar Bronfman Jr.


Edgar Bronfman Jr, Founder and Managing Partner at Accretive LLC (a technology private equity and venture investing firm), Co-founder and General Partner of Waverley Capital (a media venture capital firm) and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Music

Daniel S. Loeb

Third Point Investment Management

Daniel S. Loeb is the Founder, CEO and CIO of $17 billion AUM NYC based hedge fund Third Point Investment Management. He is one of the most prominent investors in the world and a pioneer in the activist investing space.

Urs Wietlisbach is the Co-Founder of Partners Group, a Swiss private equity firm with $94 billion in assets under management. Partners Group is the second largest publicly-traded private market firm, after Blackstone.

Urs Wietlisbach

Partners Group

David Bonderman is the Founding Partner and Chairman at TPG Capital, a San Francisco based investment company with $103 billion of assets under management. Bonderman is a renowned investor and legend of private equity.

David Bonderman

TPG Capital

Vivek Ramaswamy is the founder and CEO of the pharmaceutical company Roivant sciences, a healthcare company focused on applying technology to drug development. He is regarded as being one of the most renowned entrepreneurs in the biotechnology sector.

Vivek Ramaswamy

Roivant Sciences

BTG Pactual

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