Advance Strategy

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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assets under management with women and minority private equity funds
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women and minority private equity funds actively tracked in our universe
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first year committing and investing in women and minority private equity firms

As part of our firmwide commitment to funding and supporting diverse managers, 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 investment managers with proven track records.

How We Invest

Why GCM Grosvenor for Diverse Manager Investing?

A global leader in private equity

We are a private equity industry leader having committed $35 billion to over 1,130+ private equity investments.

Leader investing in diverse managers​

We have approximately $13.6 billion in firmwide AUM with diverse investment managers and are recognized as a leader in the industry.

Large, dedicated team​

Our experienced team is dedicated to sourcing and investing in and alongside diverse private equity managers. They are supported by the broader private equity investment team.

Sourcing and data advantages​

We track an active universe of 1,000 funds sponsored by diverse private equity managers and have a reputation as being a “must see” LP.

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.  

GCM Grosvenor Advance Strategy Team

Renae Griffin

Renae Griffin

Managing Director, 

39 years of experience

Derek Jones

Derek Jones

Managing Director, 

36 years of experience

Eric Hall

Managing Director, 

25 years of experience

Aris Hatch

Aris Hatch

Managing Director, 

24 years of experience

Jason Howard

Jason Howard

Managing Director, 

23 years of experience

Stephen Cammock

Stephen Cammock

Executive Director, 

13 years of experience

Charles Pippen

Charles Pippen

Associate

12 years of experience

Jessica Holsey

Jessica Holsey

Executive Director,

9 years of experience

Atara Charnoff

Atara Charnoff

Principal,

8 years of experience

Danielle Black

Analyst,

1 year of experience

Industry-leading events

We host two annual events focused on raising the visibility of small, emerging, and diverse investment managers and connecting them with institutional investors and consultants. 

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AUM as of September 30, 2022. 

Employee data as of October 1, 2022.

Overall private equity commitments as of June 30, 2022.

Diverse manager universe as of September 26, 2022. 

 

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.

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