Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

We are pleased to share our 34th Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer and its associated press release. Coller Capital'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:

  • Mega-trends influencing PE asset allocations
  • Risks to PE returns
  • Relative attractiveness of different countries/regions for PE investment
  • The Biden-Harris Administration’s likely impact on PE
  • Likelihood of a tech market correction
  • PE asset allocation and returns
  • LP plans for re-ups and new GP relationships
  • The effect of ESG policy on PE returns
  • ESG policy effectiveness and LP remuneration
  • LPs’ work/life balance
  • Secondary investment strategies
  • LPs’ co-investment policies
  • Private credit

Coller Capital partners, Amyn Hassanally and Martins Marnauza present the key findings of our LP survey which looks at key trends and themes that continue to shape the industry.

Highlights from the Summer 2021 Barometer

Climate change and healthcare/biotech to be major influences on LP asset allocation

Three quarters of LPs expect their investment decisions over the next five years to be influenced by issues related to climate change and sustainability, and also by developments in healthcare and biotechnology. Demographic trends will influence the investment decisions of around half of LPs.

Mega-trends likely to influence LP investment decisions in the next 5 years

Half of LPs believe a robust ESG policy will boost PE returns

47% of LPs believe that adopting a robust ESG policy will improve an LP’s long-term private equity returns. This proportion did not vary significantly by LP location. Only 1 in 10 Limited Partners thinks that adopting a strong ESG policy would lead to a reduction in returns.

The effect of adopting a robust ESG policy on an LP’s long-term PE investment returns – LPs’ views

Two thirds of LPs are happier with their work/life balance than before Covid-19

64% of private equity investors say that their work/life balance has improved since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the challenges of home-working more than offset by the advantages of less frequent travel.

LPs’ views on their work/life balance before and since the onset of Covid-19

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Summer Barometer 2021

Amyn Hassanally and Martins Marnauza present the key findings of our LP survey which looks at key trends and themes that continue to shape the industry

Winter Barometer 2020-21

Louise Boothby and Ed Goldstein present findings from the Winter 2020/21 global Barometer

The Private Equity Secondaries Market

Francois Aguerre, Partner and Head of Origination, and Hani el Khoury, Partner, discuss the results of Coller Capital’s Global Private Equity Barometer, Winter 2020-21

LP/GP communications

Stephen Ziff, Partner and Co-head of Investor Relations and Fundraising, and Katrina Liao, Principal, look at the responses from Coller Capital’s Global Private Equity Barometer, Winter 2020-21

Private equity investment opportunities and risk

Martins Marnauza, Partner at Coller Capital, and Lisa Sun, Principal, discuss the results of Coller Capital’s Global Private Equity Barometer, Winter 2020-21

Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer Webinar Summer 2020

Stephen Ziff and Paul Lanna share the findings from the Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer Summer 2020

Winter Barometer 2019-20

Louise Boothby, Partner and Dolapo Awoyinka, Principal on the Investment team discuss how investors view private equity’s performance in an economic downturn.

Winter Barometer 2019-20

Gregor von Deuten and Andrew Ward in conversation about commitments and challenges for private debt funds and how investors have shown a strong appetite for these types of funds in the on-going search for yield in a low interest rate environment.

Winter Barometer 2019-20

Adam Black, Head of ESG and Iyobosa Adeghe, Principal Investment team, discuss how Private equity investors are responding to climate change and comment on findings from our latest global Barometer.

Winter Barometer 2019-20

Katrina Liao, Principal investment team, shares findings from our latest Barometer about the Emerging private equity markets

30th Barometer Summer 2019

In this video, Louise Boothby speaks about initiatives underway to improve investors' and managers' internal ESG performance.

30th Barometer Summer 2019

Jon Freeman, Martins Marnauza and Mark Hindriks in a conversation marking the 30th anniversary of Coller's Global Private Equity Barometer as they discuss how the private equity market has evolved over the past 15 years.

Winter Barometer 2018-19

Katrina Liao and Will Yea discuss emerging private equity markets.

Winter Barometer 2018-19

Louise Boothby and Mark Hindriks discuss private equity and venture capital allocations and investment selection.

Winter Barometer 2018-19

How will trade disputes and Brexit impact private equity? Francois Aguerre talks about investors’ views as reported in our latest Barometer and discusses the performance of private equity through the economic cycle.

Summer Barometer 2018

David and Hani discuss the impact of performance-related pay and institutions’ internal operations on private equity returns.

Summer Barometer 2018

Martins Marnauza and Martin Fleischer discuss innovative strategies in private equity

Summer Barometer 2018

Gerald and Yonatan discuss private equity fund selection and investors’ strategies for making fund commitments.

Summer Barometer 2018

Adam Black talks about the importance of ESG in private equity.

Winter Barometer 2017/18

Paige Brotherton and David Platter discuss trends in private equity commitments and returns

Winter Barometer 2017/18

Lisa Sun and Zhan Yang discuss the outlook for private equity in China

Winter Barometer 2017/18

Francois Aguerre and Eric Foran discuss the changing dynamics in private equity and venture capital in Europe

Barometer Summer 2017

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

Barometer Summer 2017

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

Barometer Summer 2017

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

Barometer Summer 2017

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