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First Annual SEO London

Alternative Investments Conference

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

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

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, 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

  • 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 of Hg and Head of the Hg Saturn largecap software funds

  • Lynn Akashi – Founding Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, 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

  • Parminder Singh – Managing Director, Carlyle

Expert Insight: Credit - What next in the credit space

  • Miguel Toney – Partner, CVC Credit 

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

  • Marc Chowrimootoo – 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

  • Ana Estrada  Managing Director in Real Estate, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

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

  • David Gorleku Managing Director, Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies

  • Sue-Lin Heng – Managing Director, Eastdil Secured


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

  • Douglas Hallstrom – Director, Advent International

  • Nathan Freeman – Partner, Kedge Capital 

Macro Theme: Sustainable Investing - Energy transition

  • Daniel Boehm– Managing Director, Davidson Kempner

  • Evelina Olago – Managing Director, Just Climate LLP

  • Tom Redpath – Principal, TowerBrook

  • Ashley Edwards – Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

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

  • Takudzwa Mutasa – Partner, DPI 

  • Clarisa de Franco – Managing Director, BII

  • Yalin Karadogan – Partner, Leapfrog Investments 

  • Simone Baur – Director, Impact Investments, Allianz Global Investors

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 Partners and other Supporting Organisations

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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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