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Why pessimistic private markets predictions haven’t come true (but monthly valuation will)

The question of how much private market assets are really worth has more answers than ever with the growing popularity of evergreen funds. But the drive for more and more frequent valuations has to end somewhere. Right?

Lachlan Maddock | 20th Oct 2023 | More
Private markets deal with the ‘fear effect’

Private market managers aren’t entirely insulated against falls in the public markets, which have resulted in diminished fundraising activity. But private assets aren’t going to stop outperforming anytime soon.

Lachlan Maddock | 10th Mar 2023 | More
‘Everybody’s waiting for the other shoe to drop’ on private valuations

There’s fairly wide disagreement about what private market outperformance will look like in the future, and investors are sweating the amount of money pouring into the asset class. At least the question of valuation is less frenzied than six months ago.

Lachlan Maddock | 3rd Mar 2023 | More
  • Why there’s a valuation standoff – and why it’ll end

    While there’s widespread suspicion that “financial skullduggery” is afoot in private market valuations, the tricky part is the lack of comparisons in their fastest growing segment.

    Lachlan Maddock | 27th Jan 2023 | More
    ‘Some will succeed, some will struggle’ as super funds dive into private markets

    Australia’s super funds have been leaders in adopting private markets investing, but they’ve still got a long way to go. Overcoming the obsession with liquidity will be one hurdle, says the boss of $900 billion private markets manager Hamilton Lane.

    Lachlan Maddock | 29th Jul 2022 | More