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About the Conference


We are proud to launch our inaugural Investment conference.​


KCL Investment Conference 2023 is a full day conference with keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops and networking sessions. 

Our first year running, we aim to create opportunity for all like minded students to not only connect with each other but also with leading private equity, venture capital and hedge fund employers. 


The conference will be taking place on the 16th of March in The Great Hall, Strand Campus, King's College London. Snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the event. All delegates will receive a complementary breakfast, a three course buffet lunch as well as drinks during the networking reception at the end of the conference.

With exclusive recruitment opportunities to break into the alternative investments industry, this an opportunity that you do not want to miss out on!


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Keynote Speakers


Mark Jones

Keynote Speaker


Deputy CEO | Man Group

Mark Jones is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Man Group and a member of the Man Group Senior Executive Committee.

Previously, Mark was Chief Financial Officer of Man Group and prior to that, Co-CEO of Man GLG. Before joining Man GLG in 2005, Mark spent time at strategy consulting firm McKinsey, working across a range of industries.

Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from University College London.


Panels, Workshops & Speakers


Panel 1

Expert Discussion:

Private Equity | Opportunities & Challenges 


Led by Madeleine Farman, Senior Reporter at Private Equity International, our experts will have an in-depth discussion about their career journey at some of the biggest global private equity firms including Blackstone, KKR, CVC Capital Partners, and Advent International.

There will also be an interesting discussion around European Private Equity investment trends in a range of industries including technology and software. 

This is your opportunity to understand the inner-workings of the industry from investment professionals with multiple decades of experience, to learn what it takes to thrive in it, and how to set yourself up to break in.

Panel 2

Rokos Capital Management:

 A Career at a Hedge Fund

RCM is an alternative asset manager with over $13 billion AUM. The firm manages a global macro hedge fund that targets consistent long-term returns for its investors within a well-defined risk framework. The fund is active in multiple major asset classes including interest rates, FX, equities, as well as emerging markets, credit and commodities.

Founded by Chris Rokos in 2015, who was also previously co-founder of Brevan Howard Asset Management, this is an incredible opportunity to hear more about the buy side and the graduate opportunities that RCM has to offer. 

For delegates interested in the hedge fund industry, this is a prime opportunity for you to ask senior professionals all the questions you have! 

Panel 3

Expert Discussion:

North America & Europe | Economic Outlook


Nour AlAli, Markets Editor at Bloomberg, will lead a discussion between Christian and Salman on the ever-changing macro landscape across Europe and North America. 

A wide range of financial assets including commodities, currencies, equities and fixed income will be covered.

For delegates looking to break into investment banking, sales & trading, quantitative trading, and asset management; commercial awareness of a wide range of financial assets yields a significant advantage when it comes to interviews. 

This is a unique opportunity to hear the professional opinion of Global Heads of some of the largest global financial institutions directly and to ask them questions.

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Expert Discussion:

Venture Capital | Opportunities & Challanges


Our experts will have an in-depth discussion about their journey to managing some of the biggest firms in Venture Capital, but also about their greatest entrepreneurial successes and failures.

This is an excellent opportunity to understand the Venture Capital industry in more depth from the perspective of the people who are at the pinnacle of it all.



Breaking into Private Equity & Venture Capital


Featuring Gail McManus, PER will deliver a workshop on the field of private equity and venture capital. You will learn about the number of roles available ranging from investment to non-investment roles, the types of funds, the skills needed to break into these funds, what’s hot at the moment, and how you can set yourself up to land a role in high finance.


Our Socials




Applications Closed

Thank you for your interest in the 2023 KCL Investment Conference. We have been overwhelmed with the number of applications we received this year and are thrilled with the enthusiasm shown by our community.

We regret to inform you that the application period for the conference has now closed.

Please keep an eye out for future events and conferences hosted by KCL EFS. We are committed to bringing together the brightest minds in the industry to share their insights and ideas. We hope to see you at our future events.

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