AIC Conversations

Due to COIVD-19 restrictions, our flagship physical conference will not be held in the 2020/21 academic year. Alternatively, high-quality discussions and insights from founders and executives of leading alternative investment firms will be posted virtually in our webinar series named "AIC Conversations". 

To stay-up-to-date with AIC Conversations, joing our mailing list, follow our social media or keep an eye on this website.

Daniel S. Loeb

We are delighted to announce Daniel S. Loeb, the Founder, CEO and CIO of $17 billion AUM NYC based hedge fund Third Point Investment Management as our first guest speaker for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Mr Loeb spoke with our society virtually on the 22nd of October 2020. The interview is exclusively open to LSE students and can be accessed at the link on the right.

Stephen A. Schwarzman

We are delighted to announce that our interview, hosted by the LSE School of Public Policy, with Stephen A. Schwarzman on the 15th November 2020 is now available for all students.

Stephen A. Schwarzman is Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, a leading global investment firm with over $564 billion in AUM and businesses in private equity, real estate, hedge funds, credit, infrastructure and life sciences.

Edgar Bronfman Jr

We are delighted to announce 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 (one of the world’s largest music companies) as our second guest speaker for the 2020/2021 university year.


Mr Bronfman spoke with our society virtually on the 28th October 2020. We have pre-recorded the interview and the videos will be available shortly.

Sam Zell

We are delighted to announce Sam Zell, the Founder and Chairman of $36 billion AUM Chicago-based investment fund Equity Group Investments as our third guest speaker for the 2020/2021 university year.

 

Mr. Zell spoke with our society virtually on the 11th November 2020. We have pre-recorded the interview and the videos will be available shortly.

J. Christopher Flowers

We are delighted to announce that J. Christopher Flowers, the CEO and Managing Director of J.C. Flowers & Co., will be our fourth guest speaker for the 2020/2021 university year. J.C. Flowers & Co. is a private investment firm dedicated to investing globally in the financial services industry.

 

Chris spoke with our society virtually on the 19th November 2020. We have pre-recorded the intervirew and the videos will be available shortly.

Upcoming Speakers

Urs Wietlisbach

We are delighted to announce that Urs Wietlisbach, the Co-Founder of Partners Group, will be our fifth guest speaker for the 2020/2021 university year. Partners Group is a global private markets investment management firm with more than $96 billion in AUM.

 

Urs Wietlisbach will be speaking with our society virtually on the 26th of November 2020. We will pre-record and release the interview and the final product will be embedded here.

Kurt Björklund

We are delighted to announce that Kurt Björklund, Managing Partner at Permira, will be our seventh guest speaker for the 2020/2021 university year. Permira was founded in 1985 and has made over 190 PE investments, it is a global fund with a European heritage. It currently advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately 30 billion euros. 

 

Mr Björklund will be speaking with our society virtually on the 20th of January 2021. We will pre-record and release the interview and the final product will be embedded here.

Jim Breyer

We are delighted to announce that Jim Breyer, Founder and CEO of venture investment and venture philanthropy firm Breyer Capital and former Managing Partner of Accel Partners (one of the world’s most successful venture and technology investment firms with a $12 billion AUM) and Co-Chair of IDG (China's largest venture investment firm) will be our eighth guest speaker for the 2020/2021 university year.

 

Mr Breyer will be speaking with our society virtually on the 21st of January 2021. We will pre-record and release the interview and the final product will be embedded here.

Jonathan M. Nelson

We are delighted to announce that Jonathon M. Nelson, Founder and CEO of Providence Equity Partners, a global private equity firm focused on investments in the Tech, Media and Telecoms industries managing funds with $49 billion in commitments, will be our ninth guest speaker for the 2020/2021 university year.

 

Mr Nelson will be speaking with our society virtually on the 22nd of January 2021.We will pre-record and release the interview and the final product will be embedded here.

David Bonderman

We are delighted to announce that David Bonderman, Founding Partner and Chairman of $103 billion AUM investment firm Texas Pacific Group (TPG) and minority owner of the Boston Celtics, will be our tenth guest speaker for the 2020/2021 university year.

 

Mr Bonderman will be speaking with our society virtually on the 2nd of February 2021. We will pre-record and release the interview and the final product will be embedded here.

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