How we conducted our LP survey

The institutions involved, where they are headquartered and how much they commit to different asset classes.

Now in its seventh year, the LP Perspectives Survey is Private Equity International’s annual study of institutional investors’ approach to alternative asset classes. It aims to provide a granular view of the alternatives market, both current and future, by gathering insight on investors’ asset allocation, propensity to invest and performance predictions.

Perspectives is a global study, reflected in the question set and the respondents, which allows for meaningful global views and cross-regional comparisons across alternative asset classes. The question set for Perspectives is reviewed annually, with the objective of reflecting market developments and shifts in sentiment.

For the 2019 study, PEI’s Research & Analytics team surveyed 101 institutional investors across private equity, private real estate, infrastructure and private debt. Fieldwork was carried out from August to October 2018. Participation in Perspectives is anonymous, with the findings amalgamated and presented in the supplement.