Capital Formation Headwinds but Tailwinds for the Select Few

After two straight years of nonstop fundraising, the last few months have been something of a rude awakening for many alternative asset management marketing professionals. Capital formation has shifted gears to the negative and many are finding the environment extremely tough.  This should, perhaps, not come as much of a surprise given recent headlines around […]

Secondaries Market Poised for Eruption in 2023

Let’s delve into a part of the alternative investment industry that is often overlooked but vitally important to our financial markets’ functioning — the secondaries sector. Secondaries investors have enjoyed a hot streak in recent months, with the total volume of transactions hitting a record $57 billion in the first half 2022, easily surpassing the […]

Distribution Hiring Data Spikes Up Despite Recession Calls

As central banks worldwide continue to fight inflation and other economic headwinds, many financial professionals and media pundits are stoking fears of an imminent recession. But the hiring figures collected by our data analytics team for the Jensen Partners database suggest a different story, one in which hiring remains strong and the job market is as competitive as ever.

Jensen Partners Releases The Alternative Asset Industry Diversity Report

Jensen Partners has uncovered compelling insights about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Alternative Asset Industry through extensive data collection. The Jensen Partners Diversity Report has the industry snapshot of where diversity stands today and maps out tangible steps to improve diversity in your firm right now.

The Continued Pursuit of Equality

As I reflect on Juneteenth and the two years since the murder of George Floyd, which resulted in the societal reckoning on racial inequality leading to a national dialogue concerning racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). As people took to the streets to call for racial justice, hundreds of firms offered statements of solidarity and announced donations […]

Jensen Partners’ Q1 Newsletter: Powering the Distribution Diversity Movement

Growing pressure for diverse hires fuels a sea-change in the alternative investment industry Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has been at the heart of every recruitment campaign Jensen Partners has executed over the last year — every pitch, every client meeting and every candidate search. Yet, I hear the same question everywhere I go: “Is […]

Q4 Newsletter: Not Even the Great Resignation Can Slow This Hiring Spree

When I started working in executive search 20+ years ago, the alternative investment industry was still in its infancy. In 2008, at the beginning of the Great Recession, total alternative assets under management were $3.1 trillion. By 2020, assets had more than tripled to $11.5 trillion as investment firms raised ever-more funds and brought in an […]

Jensen Partners’ ESG Newsletter – 2022:The Year the Greenwashers Lose

If 2021 was the year when virtually every asset manager in existence referred to themselves as an “ESG-focused” investor. In that case, 2022 will be the year the greenwashers start to lose ground to managers with truly robust ESG policies.  For years, institutional investors have demanded more ESG transparency and accountability from managers, and, for […]