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

01

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...

02

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.

03

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...

04

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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