Investment Insights

Investing in Emerging Managers
Emerging managers are typically less established and have smaller assets under management than their larger counterparts. This makes them more agile, adaptable, and nimble, allowing them to pivot quickly in response to market changes. Family offices appreciate such flexibility, as they are often more willing to take on risks when presented with unique investment opportunities. 
Investing in Timberland

Timberland is popular for investors looking to diversify their portfolio and it is typically resilient against inflation, due to the stable demand for timber in construction, and the ability of trees to continue growing and gaining value even when harvests are delayed. The global market for saw timber and solid wood product has remained stable even after years of pandemic and major supply chain disruptions. 

Private Credit: An Opportunity Amidst Rising Uncertainty
The turbulent new issue markets are prompting borrowers to pay a premium for certainty of execution in private markets, thereby expanding the opportunity set for investors as larger private credit funds enhance their capacity to underwrite bigger deals.
An Overview of Green Bonds
The structure, risk, and return on green bonds are much like those of traditional bonds. However, these types of bonds are aimed at promoting energy efficiency, pollution prevention, sustainable agriculture, fishery and forestry, the protection of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, clean transportation, and water.
Investing in Emerging Fund Managers
Emerging fund managers can indeed be seen as hidden gems in the investment landscape. Their leaner structure and need to differentiate often lead to innovative and more niche investment strategies. This novel approach allows them to exploit inefficiencies and opportunities that more substantial, less flexible entities might miss.
Four Strategies for Engaging with Institutional Investors
Emerging managers must provide investment opportunities that are clearly differentiated from well-established funds. Institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals diligently search for alternative investments that can produce genuinely different patterns of returns.
Investing in Climate Technologies
An estimated $5.5 trillion of incremental investments will be required by 2050 to achieve net-zero emissions, with $1.6 trillion needed for the energy transition. Median returns for cleantech venture funds have been strong with energy optimization, electric mobility, and energy storage leading the way.
Investing in Opportunistic Real Estate
Investor interest has been focused on real estate with the recent surge in inflation. For real estate to be a good inflation hedge, the increase in cashflows must outweigh the rise in operating costs by at least the rate of inflation. We think opportunistic real estate could provide good risk-adjusted returns.
The Need for Socially-Responsible Infrastructure Investment

Building infrastructure often requires the investment of substantial amounts of money over long periods, which makes pursuing socially responsible and sustainable development more vital. 

An Overview of Litigation Finance
Returns from litigation finance have been high and uncorrelated with the broader market and other asset classes. The returns for litigation finance depend on the outcomes of particular court cases, which are unaffected by movements in the stock market.
Investment Opportunities in Electric Vehicles
Roughly 10% of global car sales are electric, and we expect 30% growth over the next three to five years. However, we acknowledge the risks for investors in the space and we think that charging infrastructure and batteries are the best risk-adjusted ways to invest in electric vehicles.
Key Steps for Scaling Emerging Managers
Institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals diligently search for alternative investments that can produce genuinely different patterns of returns. Emerging managers must pursue profitable niches, new technologies, and financial arrangements that are not accessible in public markets.
ESG Funds and the Impact of the War in Ukraine

We believe that the Russian economy and stock market, which is highly fossil fuel and resource dependent, should not have passed basic ESG screening criteria. The country has high levels of corporate and political corruption, and the linkages between the government and the oligarchs further increases the risk for investors.

India: A Growing Market for Venture Debt Investors

The most common transactions in India's venture debt market are revolving credit facilities, revenue-linked loans, accounts receivables factoring, and equipment financing. The loans are typically short-term, with returns ranging from 10% to 18% depending on the sector and the borrower.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Emerging Manager Program
Depending on the strategy, a manager can receive a preliminary term sheet within a month after speaking with an investor. A seed capital transaction can typically be closed in less than 90 days after receiving an offer from one or more of our capital providers.
Investing in Water
Strained public budgets mean that local, state, and national governments must turn to alternate sources of financing from investors to complete water infrastructure projects. The need for these investments remains strong, with over half a million premature deaths due to inadequate and unsanitary water each year.
The Litigation Finance Investment Process
There is a growing market for providing litigation funding because it gives investors a socially responsible way to generate returns that are not correlated with other markets. The merit of the case itself is the key factor for litigation funders.
ESG Considerations for Private Fund Managers
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is a relatively new approach that continues to evolve. ESG criteria developed gradually over the last few decades, and private fund managers must keep adapting their interpretations to meet changing investor demands.
Why Do Emerging Managers Outperform?

Emerging managers substantially outperform other hedge fund managers because they are more nimble and can invest in ideas that are often overlooked by large fund managers.

Identifying Top-Tier Private Equity Emerging Managers

Gaining access to managers with true alpha is perhaps the most crucial practical problem associated with private equity, but there are other issues as well. Some of the most successful manager strategies do not scale well, so investment opportunities are limited.

Best Practices for Scaling Emerging Managers
Emerging managers must provide investment opportunities that are clearly differentiated from well-established funds. Emerging managers must also pursue profitable niches, new technologies, and complex strategies that are not accessible in public markets.