CHICAGO, IL – March 1, 2023 – Adams Street Partners, LLC, a leading private markets investment firm with over $52 billion of assets under management, today released its third annual Global Investor Survey for 2023. Respondents believe private markets are more resilient than their public market counterparts, especially in times of heightened short-term uncertainty and risk. Over the long term, 86% of investors expect private markets to outperform public markets due to their focus on innovative, high growth companies and sectors.
Respondents identified inflation, rising interest rates, and geopolitical risk among their top investment concerns.
Jeff Diehl, Managing Partner & Head of Investments at Adams Street, said, “Institutional investors have become more discerning, putting fear of missing out behind them. Investors have indicated they are seeking resilient companies with pricing power, meaningful share in growing markets, strong balance sheets, and a clear path to profitability. They are increasingly placing their trust in global private markets managers that emphasize strong diligence, fundamental analysis, and sector expertise as they seek to produce attractive risk-adjusted returns through market cycles.”
Key findings from the survey of institutional limited partners in private markets globally include:
The report, “Navigating Private Markets in 2023: Rethinking Risk, Resilience, and Returns,” surveyed 106 of Adams Street’s limited partners, including pension funds, institutional accounts, and portfolio managers located in the US, Europe, and APAC. They were surveyed on a variety of topics over six weeks leading into 2023.
Adams Street Partners is a global private markets investment manager with investments in more than 30 countries across five continents. The firm is 100% employee-owned and has over $52 billion in assets under management. Adams Street strives to generate actionable investment insights across market cycles by drawing on 50 years of private markets experience, proprietary intelligence, and trusted relationships. Adams Street has offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. Visit www.adamsstreetpartners.com
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