There is something to be said for being prepared. For chief investment officers and investment consultants, the historic equity market bull run was dwarfed in 2021 by unprecedented private equity gains approaching 70% in some portfolios.
In our second edition of the Alternatives Watch Research Investor Compendium, in association
with Vidrio, we have tracked a total of $130 billion in capital across more than 900 individual investor mandates among some of the world’s largest allocators.
Leading the way of course was private equity, which made up over 500 mandates. Tied for second place were real estate/infrastructure and credit strategies that attracted an equal amount of attention. Lastly, there were hedge fund strategies, which saw growing interest from investors in comparison to 2020.
Private equity allocations
Private credit allocations
Real estate/infrastructure allocations
Of the top 10 allocators to alternative investments in 2021, the investment gains spanned 12% to 34% annualized. The actual amounts put to work, mostly by U.S. public pensions, ranged from $5 billion to $17 billion.
In our second annual Investor Compendium, we look at who the largest allocators were to alternatives
in 2021 and the funds they invested in. We break it down by asset class and then review the top names collecting the most capital within our mandate tables.
The full details on which investors put the most to work in which asset class and which managers saw the greatest amount of institutional capital is available exclusively to Alternatives Watch annual subscribers.
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