SEO Annual Alternative Investments Conference as photographed by Jeffrey Holmes Photography, Event Photographer New York.

SEO Annual Alternative Investments Conference was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Essex House in New York City.

Interest in alternative investments has never been stronger. The path to this industry is not always clear. SEO’s Annual Alternative Investments Conference highlights professional and business opportunities as well as provides individuals from underrepresented groups within financial services exposure to the leading voices in the alternative investments arena. The Benefits of Participation: Learn more about career paths and industry trend

SEO 2nd Annual Alternative Investment Conference held May 17, 2011 at the Essex House Hotel in New York. Organized by Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), the conference is part of SEO's Alternative Investments Program, which includes the Alternative Investment Fellowship Program (AIFP), an initiative launched in 2009.  The AIFP is an educational program for young professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the alternative investments industry.  The AIFP combines workshops, training and mentoring to strengthen Fellows as candidates for positions in private equity and other alternative investments.  The program also improves Fellows' skills as analysts by exploring strategic decisions involved in transactions from the client's point of view. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

SEO 2nd Annual Alternative Investment Conference (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

s within the alternative investment arena; Network with experienced professionals from various segments of the industry and Share insights and dialogue with aspiring and experienced finance professionals.

Tim Weld, CFA, Director, Parish Capital Advisors moderates panel at the SEO 2nd Annual Alternative Investment Conference held May 17, 2011 at the Essex House Hotel in New York. Organized by Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), the conference is part of SEO's Alternative Investments Program, which includes the Alternative Investment Fellowship Program (AIFP), an initiative launched in 2009.  The AIFP is an educational program for young professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the alternative investments industry.  The AIFP combines workshops, training and mentoring to strengthen Fellows as candidates for positions in private equity and other alternative investments.  The program also improves Fellows' skills as analysts by exploring strategic decisions involved in transactions from the client's point of view. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

Tim Weld, CFA, Director, Parish Capital Advisors moderates panel at the SEO 2nd Annual Alternative Investment Conference. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

The event organizers engaged the services of Jeffrey Holmes Photography. Jeffrey has been the photographer of choice for Sponsors for Educational Opportunity since 2007. His dynamic images grace the pages of the SEO’s collateral materials and reports.

During this day long event, industry discussions were facilitated by leaders who focused on the private equity and hedge funds sector, providing insight to rising professionals with valuable information. Institutional investors, fund managers, consulting firms, and other providers within the alternative investments industry foster the growth and knowledge of the next generation of leaders by participating as panelists and supporters of the conference.

The conference was organized by Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO). The conference is part of SEO’s Alternative Investments Program, which includes the Alternative Investment Fellowship Program (AIFP) which was launched in 2009. The AIFP is an educational program for young professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the alternative investments industry. The AIFP combines workshops, training and mentoring to strengthen Fellows as candidates for positions in private equity and other alternative investments. The program also improves Fellows’ skills as analysts by exploring strategic decisions involved in transactions from the client’s point of view. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and TPG partner with SEO for the AIFP. Most recently, Audax Group joined with SEO to identify talent for Audax’s undergraduate summer analyst program, providing another pathway for talented individuals to gain access to the industry.

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