Who should invest in private equity?

Private equity suitable as a component of a diversified portfolio. It is illiquid and therefore you should only invest if you are confident that you can commit capital for the medium to long term. Typically individual positions will have a life span of between 3 and 5 years however, some investments will take longer to exit.

Some positions can deliver multiples of your initial investment while others may fail completely and therefore it is important that you diversify your investments. We believe that you should have a minimum of between 20 or 30 positions in a portfolio.

If you have a medium to long time horizon and are confident that you will not need access to your capital earlier, then private equity can offer impressive returns.