Manager Research & Selection | Private Markets

They can reach every manager in the market. Their capabilities of doing such deep work on each manager, it is impossible for an organisation like us to do it on our own.

Pension Fund, Europe

Expert support for illiquid investment

Peter Hobbs’ team of specialists provides expert support across private debt, real estate, private equity, infrastructure, trade finance, agriculture, timberland, renewable energy and more.

 

A customised approach to portfolio design and manager selection, creative fee negotiation to minimise leakage and strong due diligence support all add particular value in private markets. Broad coverage ensures smaller, specialist boutiques are uncovered. With high performance dispersion and long-term horizons, manager selection is key to managing implementation risk.

Case Studies

Implementation in focus

01

Private Credit – Trade Finance

The client, a Bermuda-based reinsurance company, engaged bfinance to conduct a comprehensive review of global trade finance managers—including those with strategies focused on receivables or supply chain finance—with the goal of investing at least EUR 200 million (and possibly as much as EUR 600 mil...

02

Infrastructure and Inflation Sensitivity

An international non-life insurer/re-insurer with a growing book of assets sought to identify suitable infrastructure managers as part of their first allocation to private market investments.

03

Open-ended Infrastructure

This Canadian Defined Contribution pension scheme was making their debut allocation to unlisted infrastructure. The plan’s structure necessitated a focus on open-ended strategies.

04

Real Assets – Timberland

This client, a German private sector pension fund, was looking to gain global exposure to a specific real asset: timberland. Since the allocation was the client’s first to this sector, the manager search process involved helping the pension fund build an understanding of the most appropriate ways to...


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