Manager Research & Selection | Private Markets

They can reach every manager in the market. Their capabilities of doing such deep work on each manager, it is impossible for an organisation like us to do it on our own.

Pension Fund, Europe

Expert support for illiquid investment

Peter Hobbs’ team of specialists provides expert support across private debt, real estate, private equity, infrastructure, trade finance, agriculture, timberland, renewable energy and more.


A customised approach to portfolio design and manager selection, creative fee negotiation to minimise leakage and strong due diligence support all add particular value in private markets. Broad coverage ensures smaller, specialist boutiques are uncovered. With high performance dispersion and long-term horizons, manager selection is key to managing implementation risk.

Case Studies

Implementation in focus


Real Estate Alternatives

The client, a US Insurer, was intending to allocate up to USD 50 million to ‘alternative’ real estate sectors in the US through one or more commingled funds.


Impact Real Estate – Social Housing

The client, a UK endowment, was looking to allocate GBP 20 million to Impact Real Estate, focusing on affordable housing.


Open-Ended Core Infrastructure

A European pension fund was seeking to make an inaugural investment in a global, core/core-plus open-ended infrastructure strategy and planned to make a single allocation of EUR 70 million.


Core-plus/value-add Infrastructure

Bfinance is supporting an Asian pension plan and its gatekeeper in building out a global infrastructure portfolio with an allocation of up to $150 million to fund one or more managers implementing core-plus/value-add strategies spanning OECD countries.

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