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.
LGT Capital Partners has held the final close of Crown Secondaries Special Opportunities II (CSSO II), its second dedicated direct secondaries fund, with total subscriptions of USD1.57 billion.
A “paradigm shift” is taking place in institutional investment, according to Syz Capital, which notes that investors are trimming their exposure to traditional assets such as fixed income and cash, to reinvest into alternative assets.
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.
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.
By Derbhil O’Riordan, Dillon Eustace – Consistently heralded by industry as a flexible and efficient place to do business, Ireland is Europe’s leading onshore jurisdiction for the establishment of private equity structures.
ESG investing continues to gain momentum and prominence among global institutional investors as they increasingly look to benchmark not only the performance of funds in their portfolios but the impact they have on the world.
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.
Pantheon has promoted two London-based investment principals, Toni Vainio and Erik Wong, t partner.
EmergeVest, an active investor in business services, particularly international supply chain opportunities, spanning logistics and related technology around the world, has recently announced the creation of EV Cargo.