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
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 over $35 billion to 1,150+ private equity investments.
Leader investing in diverse managers
We have approximately $13.8 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
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Industry Leading Events
In 2022, we hosted conferences with the mission of promoting a more inclusive industry by raising the visibility of small, emerging, and diverse-led investment managers and in turn, increasing the flow of capital to these managers.
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AUM as of December 31, 2022.
Employee data as of January 1, 2023.
Overall private equity commitments as of September 30, 2022.
Diverse manager universe as of February 2, 2023.
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.