2020 has been a year unlike others, not least because of the impacts brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Putting on an investor's lens, we spoke to thought-leaders in the industry about the trends, innovations and investment opportunities they've seen this year, and looked at what might be ahead as we move into 2021.
- Johanna Barr, Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Limited Partner Services at Advent International
- Joana Castro, Principal at Unigestion
- Michel Galeazzi, Co-Founder and Partner at Evoco AG
- James Newsome, Managing Partner at Arbour Partners
- Grace Reyes, CEO of The Investment Diversity Exchange (TIDE)
- Megan Starr, Head of Impact at The Carlyle Group
"LP took a moment to pause and reflect, but didn't feel the need to make too many changes"
Did the pandemic affect LP appetite for private equity investments? From new investment trends to increased focus on building closer relationships with GPs, watch our interview with Johanna Barr, Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Limited Partner Services at Advent International to find out more.
"We're interested in businesses that can impact 'the future of work'"
Joana Castro, Principal at Unigestion, shares with us her insights on where the best opportunities lie and and reveal the plans in place for co-investments and working with emerging managers.
"Just relying on face value of a GP's valuation is not good enough anymore"
While valuations are helping the growth of private equity as an asset class, what are some of the things we should look out for? From whether there will be more scrutiny on the pricing to why communicating your strategy clearly, speedily and transparently with LPs is an essential part of the process, Michel Galeazzi, Co-Founder and Partner at Evoco AG, takes a deep dive with us into valuations.
Private credit beyond the pandemic: restructure, diversify and more transparency
As investor appetite continues to grow, what can private credit managers do to keep up with investor demand? James Newsome, Managing Partner at Arbour Partners, takes a deep dive on the health of the asset class under the pandemic, and provides insights on how the asset class will evolve moving forward.
"The industry has transitioned to diversity 2.0"
Not only are investors demanding diversity, it is increasingly becoming an integral part of the investment due diligence process. Grace Reyes, CEO of The Investment Diversity Exchange (TIDE), shares her insight on how to build diversity in your firm and how we can do more in the financial industry.
"Impact investing should be an integrated process for all investments"
Megan Starr, Head of Impact at The Carlyle Group, explains why it's important to view "impact" as an integrated process of best practices in driving impact and finding value, rather than a binary factor when looking at investments. In addition, Starr also discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on their approach and what's happening in the market.