Preview: 2020 SS&C Intralinks LP Survey

The 2020 SS&C Intralinks LP Survey, produced in association with Private Equity Wire, garnered the views of more than 170 limited partners (LPs) globally.

Our research reveals that investors continue to show great faith in private equity, coming out as by far their preferred asset class in 2019, on the back of strong risk-adjusted performance last year.

Below are a few key takeaways from the survey, ahead of the full report’s publication on September 10, 2019.

An LP’s Perspective

"We allocate across the full spectrum of PE managers, but agree that the US$100 to US$500 million range is particularly attractive given the very high levels of dry powder (and pricing) being seen in the large and mega cap space. Recently, we won three mandates looking for managers with funds under EUR1.5 billion. Although we aren’t looking specifically at the US$100 to $US500 million range, the principal is the same; to target smaller European managers. These will typically be managers with a regional focus and are probably going to be more generalist with some sector specialisation. We think there is a greater market opportunity for managers of this size. It’s a vibrant ecosystem and we have a strong track record identifying alpha generators and top quartile performers in this area."

Merrick McKay, Head of Europe – Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments

 

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Key Takeaways

 

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25 June 2019