The Truth Revealed: The private markets universe is less concentrated and larger today than any other time in history

Once considered speculative, private markets continue to evolve, especially as the structural hurdles for ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) investors have come down. Still, no matter the level of expertise or market environment, investors and advisors who understand this segment of the market will be in a much better position to make informed and comprehensive decisions about their portfolios.

This Truth Revealed series explores private market investing with three objectives in mind:

  • To dispel some of the incorrect notions about private markets
  • To help investors and advisors better understand private markets’ potential to outperform public markets
  • To assist investors and advisors as they consider how private markets investing may align with their investment objectives

The private markets universe is less concentrated and larger today than any other time in history.

What you should know

  • Private equity has experienced exponential growth over the last several decades.
  • The universe of private equity investors has increased, particularly among the UHNW segment.
  • The number of privately held companies in the U.S. dwarfs that of public companies, which translates to considerably more opportunities for private market investors.

Global participation in private markets has swelled from $600 billion in AUM in 2000 to $9.7 trillion in AUM in 2022.

Hamilton Lane
Hamilton Lane

Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is one of the largest private markets investment firms globally, providing innovative solutions to institutional and private wealth investors around the world. Dedicated exclusively to private markets investing for more than 30 years, the firm currently employs nearly 600 professionals operating in offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Hamilton Lane has $857 billion in assets under management and supervision, composed of over $112 billion in discretionary assets and over $744 billion in non-discretionary assets. Hamilton Lane specializes in building flexible investment programs that provide clients access to the full spectrum of private markets strategies, sectors and geographies.
* as of March 31, 2023

Ryan Jaggers
Managing Director, Business Development

Hamilton Lane
Seven Tower Bridge
110 Washington Street
Suite 1300
Conshohocken, PA 19428
+1 610 934 2222

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