Yale Alternative Investments

Real Clients, Real Investments, Real Impact

Our Organization


Our Organization: Projects

YAI was founded out of a lack of undergraduate opportunities that focused specifically on alternative investments: private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, and real estate. YAI provides student work for industry-leading PE, VC, HF, and RE funds, completing projects for clients with a combined AUM of over $200 billion. Under the idea that experience is the best teacher, YAI is centered around completing projects for industry leading funds, effectively establishing a satellite office for our clients.  Through working on projects, members are essentially given student internships, providing the opportunity to gain hands-on finance experience while contributing to billions of dollars of real investments.

Our Clients


AUM: $14 billion

AUM: $7 billion

AUM: $3 billion

AUM: Undisclosed


YAI works with some of the largest and most reputable funds in the U.S., managing billions of dollars in assets. We get excitement from gaining exposure to such enormous financial impact.

Our Team

Composed of members with experience across investment banking, private equity, and hedge fund investing, our team brings a diverse set of skills toward delivering the highest quality work for our clients.


Equally as meaningful as the work we do, we believe that pre-professional organizations should also exist as actual communities - it makes working together easier and way more fun.  We really think it’s important for members to become friends with each other and build lasting relationships.

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Our Speakers

To help members build a better understanding of alternative investing, we invite career investors from PE, VC, real estate, and hedge funds to speak about both their experience and their investment insights.


While these talks are generally open to the Yale public, YAI members have access to a private discussion with the speaker after the event.  


Find our upcoming speaker schedule from the link below.


Jules Maltz

General Partner at IVP



Want to learn more about what we do? Looking for career advice? Interested in joining our organization?  We’d love to connect with you.