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Neuberger Berman Expands Private Equity Offering with LIQID Partnership

London, May 21, 2024 – Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, is partnering with LIQID, Germany’s pioneer in digital asset management. Through the partnership, investors in Germany can directly and cost-effectively access privately held companies from around the globe.

Neuberger Berman has an extensive and long-established $131 billion global alternatives investment platform, of which approximately $91 billion is in private equity. Since 2009, Neuberger Berman has invested in more than 400 companies together with leading private equity managers achieving a high return for its institutional investors. 

As part of the partnership, a new Private Equity Experts Committee has been created between Neuberger Berman and LIQID, which includes José Luis González Pastor (Managing Director, Neuberger Berman), Dr. Florian Heinemann (Founding Partner, Project A) and Philipp Klöckner (Advisor KKR Tech SWAT, Angel Investor & Podcaster). Additional members are set to be added during the second half of 2024.

José Luis González Pastor, Managing Director in the Private Equity team at Neuberger Berman, continues to see great potential in private equity.

"We believe client interest and commitment will continue to increase as regulations change, making investing easier and more attractive.” he comments.

"Private equity is characterised by strong historical returns with long-term outperformance compared to public markets, as well as lower volatility and diversification benefits. This also makes it extremely attractive for private investors. Together with LIQID, we are now making the asset class even more accessible.”

José Cosio, Head of Intermediary – Global ex US at Neuberger Berman, adds: "Demand for private market strategies remains high across retail and institutional channels. Investors continue to value portfolio diversification and reliable long-term sources of returns. We believe the extensive expertise of Neuberger Berman's global private equity team can support a continuous pipeline of co-investment opportunities for our clients, enabling them to participate in a trend that, we feel, is here to stay."

About Neuberger Berman

Neuberger Berman is an employee-owned, private, independent investment manager founded in 1939 with over 2,800 employees in 26 countries. The firm manages $474 billion of equities, fixed income, private equity, real estate and hedge fund portfolios for global institutions, advisors and individuals. Neuberger Berman’s investment philosophy is founded on active management, fundamental research and engaged ownership. UNPRI named the firm a Leader, a designation awarded to fewer than 1% of investment firms for excellence in environmental, social and governance practices. Neuberger Berman has been named by Pensions & Investments as the #1 or #2 Best Place to Work in Money Management for each of the last ten years (firms with more than 1,000 employees). Visit for more information. Data as of March 31, 2024.

Biography José Luis González Pastor

José Luis González Pastor is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman in the Private Equity team and a senior member of the firm’s Private Investment Portfolios and Co-Investments group where he leads fund investments and direct co-investments. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. González worked at Qualitas Equity Partners, a Spanish Private Equity Fund focused on the Iberia middle-market. Before that, Mr. González worked as Investment Banking Analyst at DC Advisory Partners (formerly known as Atlas Capital Close Brothers and currently Daiwa Securities). Mr. González received an MBA with honors from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a MA with honors in International Studies at the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. González graduated with a BA in Business Administration and a LLB in Law from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).

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