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Building and expanding pathways for HBCU students to alternative investment management.

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AltFinance Welcomes 44 New Fellows to Second Fellowship Class

In August, 44 students were welcomed into the second AltFinance Fellowship Class. Building upon our first Fellowship class, we more than doubled the size of our program and added representation from our founding partner schools – Clark Atlanta University, Howard University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College- and added four additional HBCUs – Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Morgan State University, and North Carolina A&T University. These are two key metrics that help us realize our goal of creating more long-term opportunities in the alternative asset industry for HBCU students.

We are incredibly proud of the accomplishments of our first cohort, which has recently wrapped up its first year in the Fellowship Program. More than three-quarters of the first cohort completed highly competitive summer analyst internship programs in the alternative asset management and banking industry, and many will be looking forward to receiving full-time job offers soon if they haven’t already.

Selection of the second cohort of fellows was once again a very highly competitive process, and we have an exceptionally bright and ambitious second cohort of students.

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Developed and implemented in partnership with MLT, the AltFinance Fellowship provides students from partner HBCUs (Clark Atlanta University, Howard University, Morehouse College, 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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