Mon, Sep 23, 2019
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Unlisted natural resources assets under management have grown fourfold to reach $668bn in 2018

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

As natural resources market grows in leaps and bounds, unlisted natural resources assets under management have grown fourfold since 2009.

According to 2019 Preqin Global Natural Resources Report, the unlisted natural resources market has grown tremendously over the past decade, as the ecosystem of fund managers and investors has expanded.

Assets under management have also grown rapidly, rising from $175bn at the end of 2009 to $668bn as at June 2018.

The industry has the potential to grow further in the coming years: while energy funds currently dominate activity, other strategies offer investors non-correlated returns and portfolio diversification - the primary reasons that most investors cite as advantages of natural resources funds.

"Natural resources is one of the smallest asset classes in the private capital world, but it is growing quickly. A flood of new entrants entering the industry has helped drive incredible growth in assets under management over the last decade or so," said Patrick Adefuye, Head of Real Assets.

He added: "Investors continue to be drawn to the asset class primarily for its diversification and inflation hedging advantages, even though absolute returns have been relatively lacklustre."

Key tends in natural resources:

• Unlisted natural resources assets under management has grown from $175bn at the end of 2009 to $668bn in June 2018.

• Asset growth has been spurred by a large nu......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Albright Capital builds on emerging markets impact strategy, signs on to IFC principles[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Albright Capital has adopted the International Finance Corporation's Operating Principles for Impact Management. The firm has also developed its own impact measurement system as part of the implementation of the principles. The IFC's principles were

  2. Investing: Hedge funds getting burned as growth stocks trounced by value, Why investors are prioritizing health care in a big way, Fannie, Freddie soar as hedge funds score wins on two fronts[more]

    Hedge funds getting burned as growth stocks trounced by value From Bloomberg: A hedge-fund favorite is rapidly losing ground in the stock market just as one of the industry's least-loved sectors picks up. Growth stocks, generally companies that are seeing rapid profit increases, have drop

  3. PE/VC: Supersized unicorn: Root Insurance leaps to $3.65bn valuation with $350m round[more]

    Root Insurance is now valued at $3.65 billion after a $350 million funding round - the largest single venture capital round ever in the state. The 3-year-old auto insurer, now the startup with the highest valuation of any in Ohio, has raised a cumulative $523 million in VC and another $100 mi

  4. Testing hedge performance when stocks crash[more]

    Bonds have historically been a reliable buffer for stock exposure. But low yields and potential reversion to a more positive stock/bond correlation would likely translate to less protection. Gold has been a solid crisis hedge but has experienced long stretches of negative inflation-adjusted returns.

  5. PE/VC: The FBI is investigating a venture capital fund started by Peter Thiel for financial misconduct, Why venture capital firms need more women partners and entrepreneurs[more]

    The FBI is investigating a venture capital fund started by Peter Thiel for financial misconduct From Vox: Federal investigators are probing the conduct and practices of Mithril Capital, a venture capital firm co-founded by Peter Thiel, Recode has learned. US officials - including t