Cerulli: Investment managers eyeing retail 'opportunities' in private markets on rising demand

‘Democratisation’ of asset class

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Retail exposure to private assets has been limited by regulation in the past
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Retail exposure to private assets has been limited by regulation in the past

European investment managers continue to use “innovative structures” to allow retail investors to access private assets, a trend that will “gain momentum”, according to new research by Cerulli Associates.

Demand for private assets among retail investors is also set to grow for the next few years, the report titled European Alternative Investments 2022: An alternative future in the making, found. Co- authored by director Justina Deveikyte and Ross Langbridge, a research analyst at Cerulli, the research revealed that while corporate and public pension schemes remain key targets of many investment managers with private market expertise, the same investment managers are "increasingly focusing on capturing new growth opportunities" within the individual investor segment. They concluded that...

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