World’s richest families invest more in private equity amid volatile markets – UBS

Brian Leclere - 09 June 2022 - APP Finance MARKET_WATCH

he world’s wealthiest families put more money into private equity than in traditional asset classes like fixed income and stocks in 2021 as they sought to boost investment returns, an annual report by Swiss bank UBS shows.

Private equity posted stellar returns last year as trillions of dollars in pandemic-related stimulus prompted a record surge in deal-making with overall deal value in 2021 doubling from previous years, according to industry estimates.

In contrast, fixed income faced a torrid year as near zero interest rates sapped its attractiveness as a safe haven during market turmoil while sky-high valuations in volatile equity markets deterred investors.

Source: World’s richest families invest more in private equity amid volatile markets – UBS

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