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Second Annual SEO London

Alternative Investments Conference

Date: Wednesday 7 February 2024

Venue: etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD

Register interest

The 2nd 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 investments space.    

Why AICON? ​

  • With over 300+ attendees and 30+ speakers at our inaugural event in 2023, AICON positioned itself as a leading event in the space

  • Gain insight from industry leaders including private equity, growth equity, credit, real estate, emerging markets, sustainable investing

  • Engage with Limited and General Partners 

  • Network with leaders and peers in the Alternative Investments Industry 

Who should attend? 

  • Working professionals within the alternative investments industry

For more information on sponsorship or attendance at our 2024 event please email us at


12:00-13:00 - Registration and buffet lunch 


13:00-13:15 - Opening Address: Introduction and Welcome 


  • Nathalie Richards – CEO, SEO London


13:15-14:00 - Keynote Fireside Chat 


  • Andrew Sillitoe  – Partner, Co-CEO, Apax Partners

  • Mubashir Mukadam - Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Blantyre Capital


14:15-15:15 - Breakout Sessions 1 


Credit for non-credit professionals 
Miguel Toney - Partner, CVC Credit
Amit Bahri - Co-Head European Direct Lending, Goldman Sachs Private Credit
Guy Israel - Director, MV Credit
Rachel Zagajewski - Executive Director, HPS Investment Partners, LLC

Energy transition – viewpoints across the capital lifecycle
Nino Mowinckel - Managing Director, Hayfin
Setor Lassey - Director, British International Investment
Aruna Ramsamy - Managing Director, Just Climate, Generation IM
Stephane Tetot, Managing Director, BlackRock

Artificial intelligence in private markets - opportunities and risks 
Jamaria Kong - Managing Director, TowerBrook
Patrick Oehschlaeger - Director, Advent International

Niccolo Ferragamo - Senior Principal, Apax Digital


15:45-16:45 - Breakout Sessions 2  


Real assets – state of play
Krysto Nikolic - Partner, Global Head of Real Estate, ICG
Romain Ferron - Partner, Davidson Kempner

Amar Majithia - Managing Director, Real Estate Capital Markets, Blackstone
Ali Otmar - Senior Partner, Head of Investments , Tristan Capital

Private credit and direct lending trends 
Peter Lockhead - Managing Director, Co-Head of Direct Lending, ICG
Michael Magee - Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Mike Thompson - Partner, Warburg Pincus
Eva Boutillier - Managing Director, CVC Credit


Digitalisation – has it delivered on its promise?
Franziska Kayser - Partner, KKR
Channelle Wallace - Senior Principal, Cinven

Soren Holt - Director, Hg Capital


17:00-17:45 - Plenary Panel Session: Limited Partners’ Approach to Asset Allocation
Teia Merring - Senior Investment Director, USS 

Dana Haimoff - Managing Director, JP Morgan Asset Management

Joanna Kirby - Managing Director, Ormonde Partners


17:45-18:00 - Closing Remarks:  Andrew Fairbairn - Executive Vice President, SEO USA 


18:00-19:30 - Drinks Reception  & Networking 

Learn more about our speakers here


Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor



Alternative Investments Programme Sponsors 

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1st AICON, February 23rd 2023 - click to view the agenda and speakers from last year 

Following on from the success of our sister event SEO AICON US which is now in its 15th year. This will be the 2nd annual event for SEO London. 

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