Over the last decade, Private Equity as an asset class has grown in importance for families. We wanted to examine some of the most important factors behind this trend, whether this is likely to continue and the alternative strategies open to families in accessing this asset class.
So why are families increasing their exposure to Private Equity?
While every family is different, we see the following as the most common themes driving this trend:
- Higher returns: in an environment of low interest rates, Private Equity has achieved an average annualised return of 12% to 15% net per annum, or circa 500bps above public equity markets.*
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