Emerging AIF Investment Managers Cohort II

We are excited to announce our inaugural Emerging AIF Investment Managers Cohort – a first-of-its-kind initiative, designed to provide an opportunity to the budding fund managers to receive guidance from the best AIF service providers and industry experts on how to structure an AIF; dos and don’ts of setting an AIF; regulations, compliance and all other key issues that need to be considered while setting an AIF.

This program will bring together the best industry experts and advisors on one platform to help all budding fund managers and institutions who are planning to set up an AIF.

The program will be spread over 2 weeks and will include online tutorial sessions and one-on-one meetings between applicants and cohort partners.

Through this program, we aspire to leverage our corporate members’ expertise and hand-hold the next generation of AIF Investment Managers in fostering a stronger AIF industry.

Cohort Applicants

Seasoned investment managers/ financial institutions who are planning to set up an AIF and are looking for the right guidance & access to best service providers.

Cohort Partners

Registar & Transfer Agent

Custodian & Fund Administration

How it Works

Build your AIF using a structure and key tips provided by Cohort Partners and mutual support from peer Investment Managers.

The program will serve as an academic and experiential learning program that provides participants the technical, regulatory, tax, legal, compliance and business skills necessary to participate and succeed in the AIF industry.

Cohort Highlights

Financial and Industry Expertise

Participate in customized 1-on-1 and sector-specific sessions with specialists across Law, Trust, Compliance, fund administration, RTA, Technology, Tax, and Research & Systems.

Influential Networks

Engage with Equalifi’s Corporate and Charter Members including leading investors, fund managers and wealth professionals.

AIF Resources

Meet with industry-leading AIF Investment Managers and Thought Leaders for customized advice on various aspects of AIF set-up.

Engagement with Key Stakeholders

Opportunity to showcase your ideas and network with key stakeholders of the AIF ecosystem including investors.

Business Development

Explore opportunities to expand your company’s business through Equalifi’s mega initiatives.

Customized Content

Virtual, customized program designed to accelerate growth while allowing fund managers to maintain focus on what they do best – investing.


The objective of this program is to provide right guidance and access to best-in-class service providers to institutions and individuals who are planning to set up an AIF.
No ! There is no cost for applicants.
The entire program will be conducted online. This will be followed by one-to-one meetings between applicants and the cohort partners as per applicant's preference.
No! It's not compulsory.
Our partners are here to guide the applicants about the right structure and processes for their planned AIF. Our partners will be happy to ofer the applicants the best terms and pricing for a professional engagement. However it will entirely be an applicant's decision whether to work with Cohort Partners or not.
Any institution or senior professional/s (with relevant experience) who are keen on setting up an AIF.
Equalifi reserves the right to select or reject applicants.
November 11: Registrations Open
January 5: Registrations Close
January 6-16: Cohort Sessions
January 18: Cohort meetup during the 10th Indian Alternative Investments Summit 2022 in Mumbai

Cohort Partner

If you’re interested in learning more about the Cohort or would like to join in as a Cohort Partner, please reach out to us on partnerships@equalifi.org.