Private equity firms are continuing to diversify away from, well, private equity.
With interest rates testing all-time lows, the equity market looking overvalued, and alternative investments like hedge-funds offering mixed results, it is perhaps not surprising that an increasing number of high-net-worth individuals (HNWs) and families are channelling capital into private equity.
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Wealthy families used to hand most of their assets to managers to invest. Now, many are acting like private equity firms, buying large stakes in companies or acquiring them outright.