Investment Perspectives


The telecommunications sector represents a compelling infrastructure opportunity. Here, we highlight some market developments that are impacting digital infrastructure, explore positive characteristics of each subsector, and share insights from our pipeline of current opportunities.

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We explore the growth and evolution of the secondary market, compare complex non-traditional transactions with traditional secondaries, and discuss the importance of a robust platform of manager relationships to access GP-led deals.

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We believe the current market environment supports the case for active management generally and prudent, less market-sensitive investment strategies implemented by hedged strategies. Here, we provide a brief overview of the year so far and explore where potential opportunities exist.

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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.

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We explore some challenges and unforeseen benefits of performing remote due diligence, and discuss what we believe makes a well-resourced, sophisticated investor properly positioned to conduct due diligence in this environment.

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As market dislocations evolve, compelling opportunities have emerged across assets, including credit, equities, and sub-segments of the private capital markets. We share how a flexible, multi-asset class approach seeks to capitalize on current and future dislocations and deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the global economy, many private equity general partners are approaching their limited partners with proposed amendments designed to provide funds with added flexibility to deploy capital. Here, we discuss these amendments and how best to evaluate them.

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The global COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the economy, financial markets and individuals around the world. During and following such market downturns, an increased number of LPs and GPs face pressure to raise liquidity at the same time that traditional avenues tend to freeze up. Here, we review what’s happening in the secondary marketplace in response to the crisis and highlight the compelling secondary opportunities.

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Institutions seeking long-term yields may consider increasing their infrastructure allocation to capitalize on the strategy’s tailwinds — particularly those U.S. institutions who have committed less capital to the strategy compared to their non-U.S. peers.

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As the current market cycle matures, investors should look back at historical peaks – and ensuing fallouts – to better understand today’s private equity market. Here, we provide five considerations for creating a balanced private equity program for any market cycle.

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In seeking opportunities in a growing market, private equity co-investors need broad access to deals, and selection of these deals can be a matter of both manager quality and individual deal potential. We explain why diligence on both fronts is imperative.

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Watch the video to learn more about how our Strategic Investments Group seeks to capitalize on compelling risk-adjusted return opportunities by leveraging the full power of our platform.

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Despite a challenging fixed income environment, we see a wide range of investment opportunities in the non-traditional portion of the global credit markets. Here, we explore some of the attributes that can drive value in opportunistic credit and outline key investment themes that address the current headwinds for fixed income and credit investors.

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Getting infrastructure deals across the finish line can be challenging. Three GCM Grosvenor experts with key stakeholder perspectives – labor, government and private capital – discuss how to gain the necessary buy-in for successful projects.

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Two GCM Grosvenor professionals discuss the importance of performing operational due diligence (“ODD”) in seeking to mitigate uncompensated risks, highlighting key elements of an effective ODD program.

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In assessing the global need for new or improved infrastructure, we believe there is a compelling opportunity for private investors with a long-term horizon.

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An increasing number of investors have begun to embrace a multi-asset approach to alternative investing; we discuss the benefits, differences and commonly asked questions of this approach.

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