In light of the current global pandemic, AIC will be holding its flagship webinar series for the 2020/21 academic year which is available throughout the year through AIC's website and social media pages, in replacement of the physical conference.
This webinar series comprises of a sequence of interviews and discussions with founders and executives of leading alternative investment firms. Each of these high-quality discussions will be posted virtually in our webinar series named "AIC Conversations".
This year, AIC has already invited a wide variety of speakers, ranging from founders of private equity titans to chief executives of notable hedge funds, and is constantly constantly adding more speakers of the highest calibre to share their insights and knowledge about the alternative investment industry.
Hover on each of our 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 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.
James 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
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.
Marco De Benedetti
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.