The Democratisation of Private Equity

Verdun Perry, Blackstone Strategic Partners, IPEM

Blackstone Strategic Partners: ‘Democratisation is not a matter of if, but when’

The inclusion of retail investors has been among the biggest changes in the asset class in recent decades, said global head Verdun Perry at IPEM 2022.

Ex-Deutsche Bank alternatives head seeks to ‘turbocharge’ retail push

S64 expects its AUM to reach at least $5bn by next year as it expands across financial hubs in EMEA, Asia and Australia, according to founder Tarun Nagpal.

PE’s democratisation carries ‘big risk’ for industry, LPs warn

Firms must ensure individual investors are sufficiently educated, said executives from Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Company and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan at Invest Europe’s Investors’ Forum last week.

Blackstone plans to double private wealth team, eyes Europe expansion

The alternatives giant's plans come as firms including Ares Management and Apollo Global Management make a concerted push into raising capital from wealthy individuals.

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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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