Alternative Investments Club

Advisor: Professor Kevin Mirabile
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @fordhamAIC

Overview: The Alternative Investments Club (AIC) promotes the study of and interest in alternative investments such as commodities, private equity, hedge funds and venture capital. Club members may consider pursuing the Gabelli School’s secondary concentration in alternative investments and/or preparing for the Level 1 Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) exam. Through the club, members can garner advice from industry professionals at lecture events, improve their technical abilities at skill-set improvement sessions, and submit their résumés to the club résumé book, which is reviewed by potential employers. Students who join the AIC gain access to a wealth of information from alumni, professionals and faculty who share an interest in the alternative-investment space.

Advantages of membership:

  • Industry speaker series
  • Q & A panels with working professionals
  • Networking events
  • Professional development/skill-improvement sessions in Excel and Bloomberg terminals
  • A research arm that studies and analyzes trends in the alternative-investment industry
  • Published newsletter
  • Résumé book for connecting members with employers

Recent event partners and sources for speakers:

  • Goldman Sachs
  • CITI Capital Partners
  • Credit Suisse Asset Management
  • The Hedge Fund Association
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Merlin Securities
  • Neuberger Berman Private Equity
  • Phoenix Partners
  • Silver Point Capital
  • Smart Woman Securities
  • Sullivan & Worcester
  • Training the Street