Exploring the ever-expanding landscape of private markets is no mean feat. Navigating this space considering crowded returns, low rates and low yielding environment has provided value for some, whereas, others believe investing in the asset class is too expensive and not worth the due diligence. The low rate environment and macroeconomic factors affecting all aspects of the market is reason why everybody went into private markets in the first place. This has resulted in overcrowding, which leads us to question – has the move to invest in private markets backfired?
This report brings together UK and Wider Europe based Investment Actuaries, Heads of Insurance Asset Management, Investment Managers, Head of Alternative Investments and Senior Specialists – Infrastructure of Insurance companies. We explore illiquid asset allocation strategies in the ongoing low yield high demand environment, investigate the due diligence that investing in private markets requires, evaluate diversification as a key benefit, discuss the supply and demand imbalance, and address the increased role of climate positive and infrastructure related investments.