PODCAST: Behind Q1-Q3’s best-ever secondaries fundraising figures

Presenting the latest instalment of Second Thoughts, an ongoing miniseries from Secondaries Investor that delves into the latest trends affecting the fastest-growing market in alternatives.

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Secondaries funds investing in private equity opportunities that held their final close between January and the end of September raised $67.69 billion – a 168 percent jump on the same period last year, and 46 percent more than the previous record of $46.44 billion raised in Q1-Q3 2020.

Including other strategies, overall secondaries fundraising for those vehicles that closed reached over $70 billion. In this episode, senior reporter Madeleine Farman and senior editor Adam Le dig further into the numbers to discuss whether 2023 could be a record year for secondaries fundraising; whether the secondaries market will continue to grapple with an under-allocation issue; and whether coffers are beginning to fill versus the opportunities that are out there in the market.