Over half of LPs expect their infrastructure to suffer a serious cyber-attack within five years
- Investors’ PE returns could be improved by changing their own structures and processes, say LPs
- Many LPs foresee improved near-term opportunities in Japanese private equity
- Protectionism is seen as a real risk to private equity returns by a majority of LPs
Over half of LPs expect their infrastructure to suffer a serious cyber-attack within five years – a sharp rise on the one in twenty LPs who have suffered attacks in recent years, according to Coller Capital’s latest Global Private Equity Barometer. Heightened security concerns will also affect LPs’ relations with their GPs: around half of investors say they will require cyber risk assessments both for GP management companies and for fund portfolio companies within the next few years.
Michael Schad and David Jolly discuss the significant risks to PE returns. The majority of investors surveyed in the Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer - Summer 2017 saw protectionism as a risk to PE returns. Over half of investors expect cyber-attacks.
Francois Aguerre talk about how investors view opportunities in credit and platform deals, and the differing regional bias for private equity energy investing. Three quarters of investors surveyed in the Coller Barometer - Summer 2017 thought there are attractive private equity investment opportunities in credit. Two thirds of LPs believe that platform deals add value through operational improvements.
Stephen Ziff talk about how changes to LPs structure and processes could improve PE returns. The Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer Summer 2017 reported that two thirds of investors surveyed believe that LPs' PE returns could be improved by changing their organisations.
Remco Haaxman and Louise Boothby discuss the global and regional outlook for private equity. The Summer 2017 Global Private Equity Barometer reported that over the medium term LPs forecast an improving picture across all the major investment geographies. They are, on balance, even more confident about prospects for the medium term than the short-term. Another finding showed that half of LPs expect that private equity will grow at the expense of public equity. This is also reflected in their target allocations plans.