The Investment Podcast: The democratisation of private assets

19 min read 3 Sep 21

Private assets have been steadily growing in popularity in recent years, with estimates that global alternative assets under management will have grown from 10 trillion dollars at the end of 2020, to 17 trillion dollars by 2025. So, what is it that makes private assets so attractive to clients? Why are they so useful as part of an investment portfolio? How can the issues of liquidity and complexity be solved, and what might their future hold?

Host: Jo Waldron, Director, Private Assets
Speaker: William Nicoll, CIO, Private and Alternative Assets

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