Changing the face of
Alternative Investments

SEO Alternative Investments is an industry-wide program that historically has provided education, exposure, training, and mentorship opportunities to high-achieving Black, Latinx, and Native American young professionals in the alternative investments sector. All are welcome to apply.

Since 2009, we’ve helped hundreds of professionals achieve their career goals by connecting them with industry leaders who are passionate about creating change and increasing opportunities for in the sector. 

Investment Academy

Investment Academy is SEO Alternative Investment’s umbrella program designed to introduce candidates to the broad world of alternative investments. Through year-round programming and engagement, Investment Academy aims to equip candidates with the foundational knowledge necessary to launch a career on the buyside.

Alternative Investments Fellowship Program (AIFP) 

If you’re a first-, second-, or third-year investment banking analyst or management consultant, we help you compete for highly-coveted, buyside roles in private equity, growth, real estate, infrastructure, and more.


The Spring 2024 Cohort Application has now closed. 

Alpha Academy

The SEO Alpha Academy is designed for individuals who are specifically pursuing investment roles in the long only and hedge fund industry. The program aims to develop candidates’ investor mindset more fully, which is critical for a successful hedge fund career. Our Alpha Academy also aims to connect candidates intensively preparing for a long only and hedge fund industry career with hiring partners.

Credit Academy

The SEO Credit Academy is designed to prepare professionals to secure credit investment roles. SEO has a long track record of success in closing opportunity gaps in the alternatives space, and this program continues to build on that in the credit space.

Annual Alternative Investments Conference (AICON)

SEO AICON is a premier annual event that has been increasing access and career development for investment professionals at every point of the investing chain. Showcasing the most compelling speakers and content in the Alternative Investments space, AICON is an interactive experience that benefits professionals of all levels and expertise.

Our Partners 

SEO Alternative Investments’ partners are critical for driving industry change. With the support of 70+ leading private equity firms, SEO educates, coaches, and mentors highly-educated Fellows, including those who identify as Black, Hispanic/Latinx, or Native American, in the alternative investments sector, to successfully compete for full-time roles at top industry firms.