PODCAST: So you’re thinking of spinning out?

Carlo Pirzio-Biroli, managing partner of Glendower Capital, shares his top tips on how to set up your own fund.


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Covid-19 has left many investment professionals wondering whether they could garner better economics by setting up their own funds. Someone who knows more about launching an investment firm than most is Carlo Pirzio-Biroli, managing partner and chief executive of Glendower Capital, a London-headquartered secondaries house formed by former members of Deutsche Bank’s secondaries unit in 2017.

In this 17-minute podcast, Pirzio-Biroli discusses best practices for setting up your own firm, how to approach fundraising and investor relations, and how to choose a name for your firm.

For more on the intricacies of spinning out, read sister title Private Equity International‘s December Deep Dive on the topic.