Rethinking private markets manager research

bfinance supports investors in addressing global private markets investment challenges, from portfolio design and ESG integration to manager selection and due diligence. The private markets team includes dedicated specialists for private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure, providing exceptional breadth and depth of coverage.


In illiquid investment strategies, investors face wide performance dispersion between managers and long-term investment horizons. As a result, it is particularly crucial to provide thorough manager research, due diligence and overall governance. The bfinance research team includes separate senior specialists dedicated to Private Equity, Infrastructure, Private Debt and Real Estate, supporting investors with Manager Research and Selection.

These researchers also work closely with consultants supporting clients on Portfolio Design, Strategic Asset Allocation, ESG Advisory and Fee Reviews. Find out more about specific asset class coverage below.

Case Studies

Implementation in focus


Shariah-compliant Private Equity Secondaries

This Middle Eastern wealth manager sought bfinance’s assistance in building a portfolio of Shariah-compliant private equity secondaries. Although the client was intent on accessing globally focused managers with a tilt towards buyouts, it was also willing to include growth and venture capital invest...


Social Impact in Real Estate

This investor, a local government pension fund, was looking to invest GBP 45 million in Private Market strategies with high social impact—a new, dedicated impact allocation separate from its broader portfolio.


Private Credit – Trade Finance

The client, a Bermuda-based reinsurance company, engaged bfinance to conduct a comprehensive review of global trade finance managers—including those with strategies focused on receivables or supply chain finance—with the goal of investing at least EUR 200 million (and possibly as much as EUR 600 mil...


Infrastructure and Inflation Sensitivity

An international non-life insurer/re-insurer with a growing book of assets sought to identify suitable infrastructure managers as part of their first allocation to private market investments.

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