Sovereign Wealth Funds Bid for European Private Equity Interests

Sovereign wealth funds famously known for their long-term investment horizons are bidding for private equity interests in institutional portfolios. In fact, a number of the large SWFs are honing in on alternative assets such as real estate, hedge funds, and private equity. A number of European pension funds and insurance companies are looking to sell off chunks of their private equity portfolio in order to shore up liquidity for future investments, be in compliance with regards to future EU regulations, or fund current obligations. An emerging development is that some public pension funds are seeking to limit the number of private equity limited partnerships they are engaged in.

Larger pools of private equity interests up for sale will draw the unbridled attention of sovereign funds.

Swedish banking and insurance co-operative Länsförsäkringar is in the process of selling a €1.5 billion portfolio of private equity interests. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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