Special Report: Private Markets

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In 2019 alone, private market AUM grew by 10 percent to reach its all-time high. Significantly, AUM increased for all asset classes, but it was private equity (PE) that drove most of the increase. PE grew 12.2 percent to $3.9 trillion, accounting for about 60 percent of the total. 2019 also sealed an impressive decade for private markets, during which AUM grew by 169 percent, or some $4 trillion.

It is high time therefore that HedgeNordic, too dives into this segment. In this publication we will hear “A view from a manager selection specialist”, where Gilles Lafleuriel, Head of Real Assets and Alternatives at Nordea Asset Management lets us on his view of “what sectors now.” Altamar discussed the interesting era of “Finding Alpha in the Secondaries Market” and the specialists at Kreditfonden highlight the “Ample Opportunities in the Nordic Private debt Market.”

Jarkko Lehtonen, portfolio manager at Finnish United Bankers discusses The magic of real (estate) diversification”, while their countrymen at Evli explain how infrastructure investments are “Fulfilling a Necessary Need in the Market”. Yet another Finnish team, this time from Manadatum Life, reveal The Heterogeneity of Private Debt”.

Samantha Rosenstock of Man FRM is making the case and explaining why “PC is the new PE” and Ulf Frykhammar from Norron and Coeli’s Mikael Petersson tell us how adding some spice can bring Hedge fund alpha in unlisted equities. Daniel Broby from the Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation at Strathclyde Business School aims to determine “What’s It Worth?” in an approach to determine the real-time value of unlisted companies.

Hamlin Lovell is “Exploring More Exotic Asset Classes” and in a specific case of these, saving the best for last, Mats Ohlson managing the Single Malt Fund shows some much needed good spirit as he introduces a strategy investing in rare whiskies.

You can access the paper here: Private Markets

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Kamran has been working in the financial industry since 1994 and has specialized on client relations and marketing. Having worked with retail clients in asset management and brokerage the first ten years of his career for major European banks, he joined a CTA / Managed Futures fund with 1,5 Billion USD under management where he was responsible for sales, client relations and operations in the BeNeLux and Nordic countries. Kamran joined a multi-family office managing their own fund of hedgefunds with 400 million USD AuM in 2009. Kamran has worked and lived in Vienna, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Stockholm. Born in 1974, Kamran today again lives in Vienna, Austria.

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