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 […]
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 […]
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' newsletter tackles the growing demand for specialization in marketers among insurance firms and investment consultants.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As we enter the midst of the holiday retail season, a different ‘retail’ market has become top-of-mind throughout the alternatives industry – retail investors. Across the industry, hiring activity shows that alternative investment firms are pegging future growth on a new type of client—retail and high-net-worth investors. This isn’t an overnight trend. Alts firms have […]