The Democratisation of Private Equity

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Willis Towers Watson eyes up to $1bn for passive PE offering

The private fund model needs to be disrupted to allow defined contribution plans access to the asset class, says the investment consultant’s head of private equity research.

Why the private equity model needs to evolve – here’s why it won’t, for now

GPs will do well to heed calls for the PE industry to adapt to the shifting needs of institutional investors sooner rather than later.

Fidelity CIO: DoL guidance provided ‘tailwind’ for greater access to private equity

Andrew McCaffery, chief investment officer at the $706.3bn asset management giant, says there's traction around the democratisation of the asset class.

KKR’s Nuttall: Individual investor opportunity is immense for us

The firm, which wants to raise more than $100bn by next year, has staffed up to focus more on individual investors, according to its co-president and co-COO.

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Private equity is coming down market. From trillions of dollars held in defined contribution pension plans, to high-net-worth and mass affluent markets, to individual investors, untapped pots of capital are waiting to be put to use. On this page you’ll find our latest insight into how the private equity investor base is evolving and what this means for the asset class.

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