Private Equity

Pensions

Investment management costs soar as UK pension funds opt for higher allocations to private markets

Investment management costs soar as UK pension funds opt for higher allocations to private markets

Local government pension schemes are increasingly choosing more expensive alternative investments, including private equity and infrastructure, which is raising the overall fees they pay to asset managers as pension funds seek out higher returns, diversification benefits, and lower investment risk.

Private markets

Institutional allocations to private markets to rise again in 2021, finds Commonfund investor survey

Institutional allocations to private markets to rise again in 2021, finds Commonfund investor survey

Institutional investors are planning to increase allocations towards private markets in 2021, with a particular focus on small and medium-sized US private equity funds as well as venture capital, secondary and co-investment funds, according to Commonfund Capital’s fourth annual private markets investor sentiment survey.

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A European safe harbour for private equity

A European safe harbour for private equity

By Stephane Pesch, LPEA – As the world tumbles into a period of economic and political uncertainty, private equity relies on its long term investment strategy and eyes the calm after the storm. Meanwhile, investors and fund managers are drawn to the safe harbour of Luxembourg, one of the few they can rely on these days.

Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds more resilient in market storm than expected, says report

Sovereign wealth funds more resilient in market storm than expected, says report

Sovereign wealth funds may have weathered market volatility better than feared, with new research from the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) and State Street Corporation highlighting that many fund portfolios were already overweight cash and underweight equities in the run-up to the pandemic crisis.