Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

We are pleased to share our 26th Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer and its associated press release. Coller's Barometer is a unique snapshot of global trends in private equity – a twice-yearly overview of the plans and opinions of Limited Partners worldwide. This edition contains findings on: 

  • Cybersecurity risks
  • Returns from, and appetite for,
  • PE Risks to future PE returns
  • Opportunities for LPs from organisational change
  • Investment opportunities in fintech and blockchain
  • PE energy investment strategies
  • Areas of focus for PE credit investments
  • Opportunities in Japanese PE

Stephen Ziff examines how investors’ private equity returns could be improved by changes to their structure and processes.

Highlights from the 2017 Summer Barometer

Over half of LPs expect to suffer serious cyber attacks in the next few years

LPs expect the cybersecurity threat to increase dramatically, with over half of LPs foreseeing serious cybersecurity attacks on their institutions within the next five years.

Expected incidence of significant cybersecurity attacks at LP institutions in the next 5 years – proportion of LPs

Protectionism is a real risk to PE returns, say LPs

Unsurprisingly, almost all LPs see high asset prices as a significant risk to private equity returns over the next few years – and almost as many LPs are wary of the potential for economic volatility and currency fluctuations to damage returns. Interestingly, investors believe protectionism is a genuine threat to private equity returns – with three in five LPs citing it as a significant risk.

Factors LPs see as significant risks to PE returns in the next few years

LPs’ PE returns could be improved by changing their organisations

Two thirds of investors believe changes to their own organisations’ recruitment and resourcing processes would improve their private equity returns. A further 60% of LPs think their returns would be positively impacted by making changes to their investment decision-making processes. And half of LPs think their returns could be improved by reforming their organisations’ management and governance structures.

Areas in which changes to their own organisations’ structures and processes would positively impact PE returns – LP views

Barometer library

Summer 2017

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Winter 2015-16

Summer 2015

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Summer 2011

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Summer 2005

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Videos

Barometer Summer 2017

Stephen Ziff examines how investors’ private equity returns could be improved by changes to their structure and processes.

Barometer Summer 2017

Remco Haaxman and Louise Boothby discuss how investors view the global and regional outlook for private equity.

Barometer Summer 2017

Francois Aguerre talks about how investors view private equity investment opportunities in credit, platform deals and energy.

Barometer Summer 2017

Michael Schad and David Jolly discuss the factors investors see as significant risks to private equity returns.