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Next Gen Leaders

Welcome to Secondaries Investor’s Next Gen Leaders, our annual list of the most impressive secondaries individuals under 36.

Though 2023 marks the eighth year we have run our ranking, the calibre of nominees continues to astound.

The list highlights the accomplishments of 10 outstanding individuals. Judged by the editorial teams of Secondaries Investor and affiliate title Private Equity International, scoring took place across four categories: the size and scope of nominees’ deals; the calibre of their firms; impressive displays of innovation or leadership; and whether or not the candidate displays the elusive X-factor.



Next Gen Leaders of Secondaries: Class of 2022

This year – the seventh year we’ve run our list of the most impressive secondaries individuals under 36 – the cohort of professionals is no less inspiring than in prior iterations.

Next Gen Leaders of Secondaries: Class of 2021

Presenting the 20 most influential people in secondaries in this our sixth ranking of the brightest young talents in the industry.

Meet secondaries’ Next Gen Leaders

Presenting this year’s list of industry stars under 36, formerly known as Young Guns. These are the people who will shape the sector’s future innovation.

Young Guns of Secondaries 2019: complete list

This year’s ranking of the industry’s leading professionals under 36 shows women are making their mark with three in our top 10.

Young Guns of Secondaries 2018: complete list

Presenting the full ranking of the most impressive professionals under 36 in the industry.

Young Guns of Secondaries: Class of 2017

Our list of the 20 most impressive professionals under 36 in the industry is back. Introducing this year’s best in class.

Young Guns of Secondaries: Class of 2016

Welcome to our inaugural list showcasing 20 of the most impressive young professionals flying high in secondaries.

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ICG LP Secondaries secures over $200m portfolio from UK pension Cummins

The transaction marks the fourth transaction from ICG LP Secondaries Fund I, Secondaries Investor understands.

Bank failures boost demand for Industry Ventures’ 10th secondaries fund

The VS secondaries firm's 10th flagship has closed on $1.45bn, making it 70% larger than its previous effort.

Kline Hill, Goldman, Morgan Stanley back GEC’s energy secondary

Infrastructure and real assets accounted for around 9% of estimated total volume in the first half, according to Greenhill & Co’s latest volume survey.

Pollen Street runs $1bn continuation fund on insurance assets

Three buyers co-led the novel transaction involving insurance asset Markerstudy, which was separately involved in an M&A process.

Partners Group steps up as buyer on $1bn-plus CDPQ secondaries sale

The deal is understood to be Partners Group's largest secondaries deal on a total adjusted commitment basis.


In addition to the Next Gen Leaders List, Secondaries Investor also compiles the SI 50 each year. Click here to access the latest SI 50 list.

What’s more, our sister titles also produce their own industry rankings covering private equity, private debt, infrastructure investing and private real estate.

To view the latest rankings from Private Equity International, Private Debt InvestorInfrastructure Investor and PERE, simply navigate through the sections below:


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