More money going to private equity in 2005, investors say
January 25, 2006
More than half of international institutional private equity investors — 55% — expect to increase their allocations in the next 12 months, according to the winter 2005-2006 Global Private Equity Barometer by secondary private equity investment manager Coller Capital. Overall, 44% of the investors said they plan to increase their private equity allocations, compared with 30% who plan to raise their hedge fund allocations.
Also, 57% of North American investors expect to increase their private equity emerging markets allocations within the next three years, but only 16% currently invest in emerging markets. Specifically, investors said they are interested in India, Central and Eastern Europe, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Frank Morgan, head of Coller’s New York office, said in an interview.