Institutional Investment in Listed Private Equity
31 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2010 Last revised: 6 Feb 2010
Date Written: January 24, 2010
This paper examines institutional investors’ propensity to invest in a relatively unknown asset class of listed private equity. Based on data provided by LPEQ and Preqin covering 100 institutional investors in Europe in 2008, we find allocations are primarily a function of size, type, location, decision-making authority and liquidity preferences. Investment in listed private equity is more commonly made by institutions that are smaller, private (not public) pension institutions, institutions that have a preference for liquidity, and institutions that are based in the UK. As well, institutions are more likely to invest in listed private equity when investment decision-making is not empowered to a private equity team, an alternative asset class team, or a board/investment committee, but are more likely when decision-making is delegated to an equities team.
Keywords: Institutional investment, pension funds, listed private equity, Europe
JEL Classification: G23, G24
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