“The democratisation of private equity is about broadening access to the asset class, both in terms of who can invest and the ways in which they do so.”

— Peter von Lehe, Head of Investment Solutions and Strategy

We have long seen strong interest in the asset class from private wealth investors. We believe this has been driven by the robust historical performance that private equity has demonstrated on both an absolute and relative basis over time, as well as private equity investing being all about growing and improving businesses. Many wealthy individuals and their families can attribute their success to entrepreneurship, and so this business-building theme can resonate strongly with them. Until recently, it has only been the ultra-high-net-worth and family office components of the private wealth space that have been able to access the asset class.

Click below to read Peter von Lehe’s article, recently published in PEI.