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Limited Partners returns from private equity at record high

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Limited Partners' (LP) returns from private equity over their portfolios' lifetimes are at record levels, according to Coller Capital's latest Global Private Equity Barometer.

Two-thirds of LP have now achieved overall net returns of between 11% and 15% from private equity - with another fifth of LPs reporting net returns of over 16% since they started investing in the asset class, said the report.

"Unsurprisingly, these investors' asset allocations to the asset class - and to alternative assets generally - are continuing to climb: a greater proportion of investors are planning to increase their allocations to alternatives than at any time since the Global Financial Crisis," said the report.

The only geographies to which investors are showing significantly more negative sentiment are the Middle East and Africa (towards which just over a quarter of LPs are more negative) and Latin America (to which over a third of LPs are more negative).

According to the findings of the Global Private Equity Barometer, 64% of limited partners in North America, 59% in Europe, and 43% in the Asia-Pacific region think it is a good time to make new private equity commitments. Even so, 57% of North American investors, 32% of European investors, and 39% of Asian-Pacific investors said that it is a difficult time to make commitments.

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