Interest in alternative investments has never been stronger, but the paths to opportunities in this industry are not always clearly marked. The SEO Alternative Investments program provides education, exposure, training and mentoring opportunities to talented professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the alternative investments sector. It includes two main initiatives:
The SEO Alternative Investments Fellowship Program (AIFP) is a ten-month educational program that combines training and mentoring to strengthen first-and-second-year analysts’ current skills and preparation to compete for positions in private equity and other alternative investments. The participating Fellowship program partners are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and TPG Capital.
The annual SEO Alternative Investments Conference promotes diversity by providing a day of educational panels and networking, increasing access and career development for professionals who are traditionally underrepresented in the alternatives sector.
In addition, the SEO Career program has partnered with CCMP Capital, Pantheon Ventures and Grosvenor Capital Management to identify undergraduate talent for their summer analyst programs, providing another pathway for motivated individuals to gain access to the industry.
Most recently, The Carlyle Group has joined as the principal partner in SEO’s Private Equity Prep Program.