The advent of Private Equity over the past 50 years has brought companies an appealing alternative to public forms of raising capital and an attractive option for institutional equity investment. However despite the prevailing market uncertainty and anticipated corrections, the expectation is for further AuM growth in 2019.
This is not surprising, with investors’ increasing need for superior relative return greater than ever and further developments in governance and skill-sets, Private Equity will continue to remain a core part of investor portfolios. The challenge for asset management companies will not only be attracting capital in a competitive landscape but for investors to choose from the copious opportunities available.
Once viewed as an illiquid asset class and best avoided, private equity is now characterised by high performance and exemplary governance