Dear Valued Member of the Moonfare Network,
We hope you had a successful start to 2022! Private markets have ringed in the new year with record amounts of unspent capital while facing the prospect of ongoing cost increases. What can investors expect in the upcoming months? We investigate in our 2022 Private Equity forecast.
Let's dive into the first Satellite of the year!
In 2022, diversifying your portfolio will be more important than ever
The outlook for private markets calls for cautious optimism which only reinforces the importance of working with experienced fund managers who can drive balanced and sustainable growth of your portfolio – both in down and up-cycles.
In our 2022 Outlook Moonfare’s Chief Investment Officer Winson Ng explores:
📍The impact of continuing cost increases on private markets
📍The risk of betting it all on growth investments
📍Strategies that provide a backstop for investors
📍The elements that resilient fund managers have in common
Working with top global PE managers? You need to focus on building long-term partnerships
In the latest Virtual Panel, dedicated to democratizing Private Equity (PE), Magnus Grufman, Moonfare’s Head of Investments, discussed the firm’s approach to helping broaden access to private market opportunities.
He first highlighted some of the key challenges that non-institutional investors in PE may face: difficulties sourcing for best opportunities among a sea of fund managers, elaborate tax reporting and complex documentation. "Many people are interested in PE investments but just don't want to deal with the administrative hurdles."
As the industry expands outside the realm of institutional investors, doing business the old way won’t work anymore. "Scaling and rolling out Private Equity products broadly is not possible without technological solutions," Magnus pointed out, referring to Moonfare’s all-digital experience.
Moonfare offers access to top global PE fund managers. Magnus explained that personal connections can open certain doors but at the end of the day you have to bring something to the table. "Moonfare brings a growing pool of capital, access to a network of sophisticated investors and technological expertise,” said Magnus and emphasised the long term nature of our partnerships. “If you’re only working together in bull markets and not offering support through harder fundraising periods, you won’t last long."
The Virtual Panel is a series of talks among leading investment managers and asset owners. Pictured (clockwise) are Matt Johnston (Founder of Virtual Panel), Magnus Grufman (Moonfare), Neil Menard (Stepstone Conversus) and Kristian Richmond (London & Capital).
Moonfare increases global reach with a new office in Singapore
We are proud to announce that Moonfare is expanding its global footprint by opening another office location in Asia. Just two years after our Hong Kong opening, the new Singapore office will be located at the CapitaGreen building on 138 Market Street. It signifies Moonfare’s commitment to better support our clients and business partners. The new Singapore office will be led by Kit Toh (pictured right) and Qianning Ong, acting as Head of Partnerships and Business Development Manager, respectively.
Interested in the exciting world of private markets and the exclusive investment opportunities it offers? Check our selection of top-tier private equity funds by logging on to the Moonfare platform.
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Moonfare does not make investment recommendations and no communication, through this website or otherwise should be construed as a recommendation of any security. Alternative investments in private placements are highly illiquid, speculative, and involve a high degree of risk. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors may not get back their money originally invested and those who cannot afford to lose their entire investment should not invest. Prior to investing, carefully consider the respective fund documentation for details about potential risks, charges, and expenses. The value of an investment may go down as well as up. An investment in a private equity ("PE") fund or investment vehicle is not the same as a deposit with a banking institution. Investors receive illiquid and/or restricted membership interests that may be subject to holding period requirements and/or liquidity concerns. Investors who cannot hold an investment for the long term (at least 10 years) should not invest. In the most sensible investment strategy for PE investing, PE should only be part of your overall investment portfolio. The PE portion of your portfolio may include a balanced portfolio of different PE funds. For additional information, including Moonfare's affiliates, please see here.