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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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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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