Advance Strategy Overview
Our Advance Strategy builds on the firm’s commitment to diversity in combination with our focus on finding the best possible risk-adjusted investment returns for our clients.
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No assurance can be given that any investment will achieve its objectives or avoid losses. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
As part of our commitment to funding and supporting diverse managers as part of our broad alternative investment activity, the Advance Strategy was established in 2019 to focus on investing with high quality, hard-to-access, and often overlooked private equity investment opportunities led by diverse managers with proven track records.
The Advance Strategy offers:
+ Flexibility to invest through primary funds, co-investments, and secondaries with both established and emerging diverse managers1
+ Due to our resources, experience, and long-standing relationships with managers, the Advance Strategy seeks to offer the opportunity to invest at a lower cost than is typical for an investment in a single primary fund
+ Unique strategy in the marketplace that provides access to world-class investments sponsored by women and minority investment firms
+ The Advance Strategy leverages GCM Grosvenor’s existing investment activity with diverse private equity managers, where the firm has committed over $5 billion to more than 150 investments
Select risks include: information risk, management risk, risks related to reliance on third parties, and risks related to the sale of investments.
In 2019, GCM Grosvenor announced its commitment to build upon our existing diverse manager efforts with plans to deploy more than $2 billion over the next three years to diverse investment managers across alternative strategies.
Our Commitment to Women and
We invite you to watch the video to learn more about the Advance Strategy and our unique capabilities in providing access to world-class investments sponsored by women and minority owned firms.
Why GCM Grosvenor?
Many investors want to incorporate investments with diverse managers into their portfolios — but the implementation can present a variety of challenges. Our private equity diverse manager investment team outlines what it takes.
Deep, Diverse Team
GCM Grosvenor Advance Strategy Team
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We recognize and support our clients’ goals regarding ESG factors. Our Environmental, Social, and Governance Policy applies to all investments across our investment platform.
Small, Emerging, and Diverse Manager Investing
Our clients recognize the benefits of investing with small, emerging, and diverse managers. For the past 30+ years, we’ve funded and supported these managers as part of our broad investment activity across alternatives.
As part of our commitment to engaging and investing with diverse and women alternative investment managers, we host Consortium annually. Our mission is to educate and raise the visibility of managers while encouraging institutional investors to pursue inclusive investments.
Firm AUM data as of March 31,2021.
Employee data as of April 1, 2021.
Absolute return strategies diverse manager data as of March 31, 2021 includes investments by longer-duration credit programs managed by the Absolute Return Strategies team. Private equity and real assets diverse managers commitments as of December 31, 2020.
Overall private equity commitments as of September 30, 2020.
Diverse manager universe as of March 3, 2021.
No assurance can be given that any investment will achieve its objectives or avoid losses. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Unless apparent from the context, all statements herein represent GCM Grosvenor’s opinion. The views expressed are for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a forecast, a guarantee of future results, investment recommendations, or an offer to buy or sell securities by GCM Grosvenor.
1. For illustrative purposes and subject to change. Co-investments include co-investments, direct investments, and a potential allocation to secondary transactions.