Changing the face of Alternative Investments

If you’re a burgeoning or experienced professional from a background that’s been historically excluded from the alternative investments sector, SEO Alternative Investments provides the education, mentorship, career development, and access you need to succeed in the industry. 

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 those historically excluded from 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 historically excluded from the industry 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 who identifies as Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, or an Asian female, we help you compete for highly-coveted buy-side roles in private equity, growth, real estate, infrastructure, and more.

Hedge Fund Academy

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

Credit Academy

The SEO Credit Academy is designed to prepare professionals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to secure credit investment roles. SEO has a long track record of success in closing opportunity gaps for those historically excluded in the alternatives space and this program continues to build on that in the credit space.

Annual Alternative Investments Conference (AICON)

Our preeminent conference focused on emerging trends in private equity, hedge funds, venture, and real estate. In 2022, we welcomed 650+ attendees, heard from 90+ speakers, and arranged 100+ one-on-one LP:GP meetings. 

Our Partners 

SEO Alternative Investments’ partners are critical for driving industry change. With the support of 65+ leading private equity firms, SEO educates, coaches, and mentors highly-educated Fellows, from backgrounds that have been historically excluded from the alternative investments sector, to successfully compete for full-time roles at top industry firms.