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AltFinance 2022 Annual Insights Report

2022 has been an incredible year for AltFinance. We made significant progress on our mission to increase diverse representation in the alternative investment industry, by providing HBCU communities with access to specialized curriculum, value-add networks of industry professionals, and sustainable financial support to both students and HBCUs themselves.

In our first annual Insights Report, we present a review of activities, outcomes, and insights gleaned in the past year. We provide qualitative and quantitative results that provide stakeholders, prospective partners, and the public with a better understanding of our strategy and impact. The goal of this report is to create a platform to encourage additional discourse on ways to further advance our mission. Please accept this report as an invitation to learn more about our work.

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Developed and implemented in partnership with MLT, the AltFinance Fellowship provides students from partner HBCUs (Clark Atlanta University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Spelman College) intensive preparation, mentorship and guidance for breaking into alternatives.

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AltFinance Fellows will be eligible for need-based scholarships.

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Virtual Institute

Students at all HBCUs can take courses in our virtual institute, where we’ll provide a mix of top tier academic content from finance programs at HBCUs and our academic strategic partner the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as well as new content developed by professionals at Apollo, Ares, and Oaktree.

Why Alternatives?

Alternative investing, a sub-section of asset management, is a trillion-dollar industry that invests in companies and assets. Alternative investment firms are supported by investors with independent wealth funds, governments, and pension funds. With a focus on private equity and credit, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, and more, it’s a vast, influential field that thrives on creative thinking and people and ideas that break the mold.

Careers in alternatives are fast-paced, intellectually demanding, and limitless, and the people who work in the field make a tangible impact by funding innovation, financing important projects in fields like renewable energy and healthcare, and more. Recruiting talent with diverse perspectives is essential to help shape these complex investing decisions.

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If you’re interested in learning more about AltFinance or finding ways to work together, reach out. We’d love to hear from you.


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