Small, Emerging, and Diverse Manager Investing

We serve as a catalyst for opportunity. 

As institutional investors seek new sources of return, they are increasingly recognizing the benefits of investing with small, emerging, and diverse managers. For the past 30+ years we have developed specific expertise in funding and supporting these managers as part of our broad investment activity across alternative investments. We have an experienced team, a wide network of contacts, and broad proprietary sourcing capabilities, all of which support our platform.

$20B

SMALL AND EMERGING

MANAGERS AUM

$16B

DIVERSE MANAGERS
AUM

OUR PLATFORM

Assets Under
Management

Private Equity

$11B

Small and Emerging
Managers

$12B

Diverse Managers

Real Assets

$7B

Small and Emerging
Managers

$2B

Diverse Managers

Absolute Return Strategies

$2B

Small and Emerging
Managers

$2B

Diverse Managers

OUR PLATFORM

Assets Under
Management

Private Equity

$11B

SMALL AND EMERGING MANAGERS

$12B

DIVERSE MANAGERS

Real Assets

$7B

SMALL AND EMERGING MANAGERS

$2B

DIVERSE MANAGERS

Absolute Return
Strategies

$2B

SMALL AND EMERGING MANAGERS

$2B

DIVERSE MANAGERS

How We Work With Clients

Access to Managers

We have a high-quality, sizable universe of managers, access to preferred allocation to many oversubscribed funds, and can aid in transitioning relationships to clients’ direct programs.*

 

Investment Opportunity

We seek to identify managers with demonstrated ability to generate attractive returns*, and we help deploy strategic relationships with managers that may result in enhanced allocations and opportunistic deal flow.

 

Complimentary Exposure

We often capture niche opportunities overlooked by other managers, which can provide portfolio diversification and risk/return benefits.*

 

Economics and Governance

We seek advantageous terms and fees with managers based on our economies of scale, and are an active presence as an advisor to managers.

 

Visibility and Perspective

We have a reputation as experts in this area, and managers often seek us out early in their fundraising efforts.

 

How We Work With Small, Emerging, and Diverse Managers

We are a strategic advisor

We invest in innovative ways such as seeding strategies, joint ventures, anchor investments, and co-investments.

We serve as a catalyst for manager fundraising​​.

Our open-door policy often gives us a first look at upcoming funds and deal flow.

We go beyond just investing. We assist our partners with:

Identifying & hiring a team

Service provider selection

Establishing risk management processes

Regulatory registration and compliance

Establishing operational capabilities

Marketing support

Raising awareness of best practices

GCM Grosvenor Sponsor Solutions

In 2023, we launched the GCM Grosvenor Elevate strategy, a private equity seeding strategy created with the goal of helping small, emerging, and diverse private equity firm founders successfully launch and scale their firms. 

We serve as a Catalyst for a More Inclusive Industry

In 2023, we united our two conferences that focus on the small, emerging, and diverse manager community into one flagship event: Consortium 2023. 2023 also marked Consortium’s 20th Anniversary, and we celebrated by continuing 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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Commitments and Investments to managers that are both small/emerging and diverse are reflected in both Small and Emerging Managers commitments/investments total and Diverse Managers commitments/investments total. 

Data as of March 31, 2024.

*Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

 

Note: small manager private equity (PE), infrastructure (Inf), and real estate (RE) funds are typically funds with less than $1 billion in size for real assets, buyout, and special situations, or less than $500 million in size for a venture capital fund. Small absolute return strategies managers (AR) are funds with less than $2 billion in firm AUM. Emerging managers are PE, Inf, and RE funds that have launched three or fewer funds and AR managers less than 3-years old. Diverse managers are firms in which women or minority professionals account for a significant percentage of the management company or economics depending on the strategy.

 

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. No assurance can be given that any investment will achieve its objectives or avoid losses.

Investments in alternatives are speculative and involve substantial risk, including strategy risks, manager risks, market risks, and structural/operational risks, and may result in the possible loss of your entire investment. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. 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. All expressions of opinion are subject to change without notice in reaction to shifting market, economic, or political conditions. The investment strategies mentioned are not personalized to your financial circumstances or investment objectives, and differences in account size, the timing of transactions, and market conditions prevailing at the time of investment may lead to different results. Certain information included herein may have been provided by parties not affiliated with GCM Grosvenor. GCM Grosvenor has not independently verified such information and makes no representation or warranty as to its accuracy or completeness.

Absolute Return Strategies

We offer clients a broad range of tailored solutions across strategies, including multi-strategy, macro, relative value, long/short equity, quantitative strategies, and opportunistic credit. Levaraging our large scale and presence in the industry, we are able to offer clients preferntial exposure to hard-to-access managers and seek to obtain terms that can drive economic and structural advantages.