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First Annual SEO London

Alternative Investments Conference

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

Conference: 12:30pm-6pm
Networking Reception: 6pm-7:30pm

Venue: RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD


The 1st annual SEO London Alternative Investments Conference (AICON) is designed to increase access and career development at every point of the investing chain for professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the alternative investment space.    

Why AICON? ​

  • Gain insight from industry leaders including private equity, real assets, infrastructure, venture capital, limited partners, funds of funds

  • Engage with Limited and General Partners 

  • Network with leaders and peers in the alternative Investments Industry 

Who should attend? 

  • Professionals working within the alternative investments industry

  • Cost of participation is £300 (this includes buffet lunch and networking reception)  



12.30-13.45 Registration and buffet lunch


13.45-14.00 - Opening Address – Introduction and Welcome

  • Nathalie Richards – SEO Chief Executive Officer  

  • Andrew Fairbairn – SEO London Founder and Co-Chair


1400-14.45 - Keynote Fireside Chat

  • Nic Humphries – Executive Chairman, HG Capital in conversation with

  • Lyn Akashi – Co-Founder, Zetland Capital


14.55-15.40 - Breakout Sessions 1


Expert Insight: Private Equity - Opportunities and challenges in 2023

  • Franziska Kayser – Managing Director, KKR  

  • Joy Tuffield – Partner, Growth Equity, Generation IM

  • Dana Haimoff – Managing Director, JP Morgan Asset Management 


Expert Insight: Credit - What next in the credit space

  • Miguel Toney - Senior Partner, CVC Credit 

  • Aly Hirji – Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, Blackrock 

  • Marc Chowromootoo – Managing Director and Portfolio Manager Private Credit, Hayfin 

  • Sridhar Bearelly – Chief Investment Officer of Alternative Credit, ICG 


Expert Insight: Real Estate - Approaching the volatile market in 2023

  • Jim Garman – Head of EMEA Alternatives and Real Estate, Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Private)

  • Simon Martin– Senior Partner, Chief Investment Strategist and Head of Research, Tristan Capital

  • Farhad Karim – Senior Managing Director, COO Europe, Blackstone 


16.05-16.50 - Breakout Sessions 2 


Macro Theme: Growth Equity - Navigating the tech landscape

  • Naveen Wadhera – Partner, TA Associates

  • Nishi Somaiya – Partner, Goldman Sachs

  • Doug Hallstrom – Director, Advent International

Macro Theme: Sustainable Investing - Energy transition

  • Daniel Boehm– Managing Director, Davidson Kempner

  • Evelina Olago – Managing Director, Just Climate LLP

  • Tom Redpath – Principal, TowerBrook


Macro Theme: Emerging Markets - Assessing Opportunities in today's emerging markets

  • Takudzwa Mutasa – Partner, DPI 

  • Clarisa de Franco – Managing Director, BII

17.00-17.45 - Plenary Panel Session – Limited Partners’ Approach to Asset Allocation

  • Tilly Franklin, Chief Investment Officer, Cambridge University

  • Lisha Patel, Managing Director, Wellcome Trust

  • Teia Merring, Senior Investment Director, USS

  • Miriam Schmitter, Managing Director, Commonfund Capital


17.45-18.00 - Closing Remarks  Nathalie Richards, CEO, SEO London


18:00-19.30 - Drinks Reception  Networking

Read More About Our Speakers Here


AICON 2023 Premier Sponsor 

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AICON 2023 Gold Sponsor

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Alternative Investment Programme Sponsor Firms


Limited Partner Advisory Council

Following on from the success of our sister event SEO AICON US which is now in its 14th year. This will be the 1st annual event for SEO London. 

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