October 2021: Private equity boom soars as investors seek outsized returns

Institutional investors placed roughly $14 billion across the alternative investment spectrum in October 2021, according to Alternatives Watch Research’s latest Investor Scorecard.

The asset moves come as more allocators pile into private equity in a shift away from traditional investment strategies in a bid to invest in companies pre-IPO. In October, we tallied over $8.2 billion in capital flowing into private equity strategies as fund closes soared to record levels.

The largest allocation for the month though was in private credit. The $2 billion in loan purchasing power was from . . .

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