The perils of democratising private markets

In an article published on 14 October 2021 in the Financial Times, Elif Aktuğ, Managing Partner, looks at the ongoing democratisation of private markets in general and private equity in particular.
For those with few savings and a need for liquidity, investing in this asset class is simply ill-advised.
— Elif Aktuğ, Managing Partner of the Pictet Group

It is inevitable that this trend will only continue and if dealt with correctly, this can be positive since it allows investors to diversify their portfolios and — potentially — generate better returns.

However, opening the asset class to a wider circle of investors bears risks too and Elif Aktuğ dissects the impact on valuations, the current investment cycle and the importance of a trusted advisor when searching for investable assets.

Article written by Elif Aktuğ and published in The Financial Times, Thursday 14 October 2021.

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