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At a time when many institutional investors are struggling to accommodate all the re-up opportunities hitting their desks, which are still deploying at scale? That’s one of the questions Private Equity International sought to answer in its Investor Report H1 2022.
The report – which is available to download – uses PEI‘s proprietary data to ascertain which institutional investors made the largest commitments to private equity in the first half of 2022. We also examine their average exposure, portfolio size, strategic appetite and more.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the combined numerator and denominator effects hitting portfolios over the last 12 months, every type of institution saw an increase to their average private equity exposure in the first half of 2022. None more so, however, than private pension funds, whose exposure climbed 1.35 percentage points to 7.36 percent.
Sovereign wealth funds were the most polarised of any institution type in the period. Not only did 45 percent increase their exposure to the asset class – more than any other investor type – but 27 percent also reduced their exposure. Of every institution type, more than a third (36 percent) raised their exposure, and just 11 percent did the opposite.