Investing in private markets – the time has come for (even the not so) HNW Investors

Investing in private funds and directly into private companies has long been a way to increase returns and access some very exciting growth stories, but it has largely been possible for only the most sophisticated of high-net-worth investors. But for wealth managers the drum beat towards offering investments in private market deals is becoming ever…

Are HNW Investors a GP’s new best friend?

The traditional source of funding for PE and VC fund is a professional institutional investor base, usually made up from pension funds, endowment funds, professional investment funds, sovereign wealth, large wealth managers, and some large family offices.  But what has been absent are significant numbers of high-net-worth investors. But like the coming of Spring, there…

Thoughts on the PE Market 2022

By Paul Richardson – Sales Director   The last few years has been a period of transformations with the world population now aware of the effects of a pandemic and the resultant restrictions and changes on economic and individual behaviour.  Geopolitical tensions still exist and any conflict has implications further beyond the physical locality of…

ESG, what GPs need to know

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) issues have been steadily moving up the agenda for GPs in recent years. However, following the COVID pandemic and a greater focus on climate change, the spotlight is now clearly on making sure that GPs properly consider ESG issues, both for themselves and their portfolio companies. Although the concentration on…