Small, Emerging, and Diverse Manager Investing

Small, Emerging, and Diverse Manager Investing

We serve as a catalyst for growth and 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.

$ 0 bn

Committed/invested in Small & Emerging Managers.
First investment in 1989.

$ 0 bn

Committed/invested in Diverse Managers.

First investment in 2002.

Our platform extends across alternative asset classes

Private Equity

Cumulative Commitments

Absolute Return Strategies

Assets Under Management

Real Assets

Cumulative Commitments

Small and Emerging Managers

$11.5 bn

$4.8 bn

$3.0 bn

Diverse Managers

$5.1 bn

$1.7 bn

$1.1 bn

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.

By investing with small and emerging managers, we seek to deliver the benefits and complementary exposure provided by the next generation of talent in alternative investments.

How we work with small, emerging, and diverse managers

We are a strategic investor to managers…

We go beyond investing with managers…

How we work with clients

We recognize and support our clients’ goals regarding their small, emerging, and diverse manager programs. Many are seeking diversified exposures and attractive performance from “best of breed” investment managers.1 Others may view inclusion as a competitive advantage that aligns with their organizations’ missions.

 

We collaborate with clients to tailor their investments to fit specific objectives, often spanning multiple alternative asset classes and including primary fund, secondary, and co-investment opportunities.

 

Key Benefits to Our Clients:
We believe investing with small, emerging, and diverse managers is good business. We have extensive experience sourcing and creating customized portfolios to meet our clients’ specific needs and performance objectives. Surveys, studies, including one recently conducted by NAIC found here, and our own research and experience support these managers’ ability to produce attractive risk-adjusted returns and the potential to generate alpha.2

 

Other key benefits for our clients include:

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Access to Managers

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Investment Opportunity

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Complementary Exposure

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Economics & Governance

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Visibility & Perspective

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Constituent Inclusivity

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.

Our Commitment to Women and
Diverse Managers

Our 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 women and minority-owned managers with proven track records.1

 

We invite you to watch the video and learn more about the Advance Strategy and our unique capabilities in providing access to world-class investments sponsored by women and minority owned firms.

We are industry leaders

We have been recognized and awarded as a leader in small, emerging, and diverse manager investing. GCM Grosvenor hosts two signature annual conferences for the small, emerging, and diverse manager community to further raise the visibility of these managers.

18th annual
June 8+10, 2021
Virtual Conference  

15th annual
October 12+14, 2021
Virtual Conference  

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.

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Small & Emerging Managers:

Private equity and real assets: Funds with less than $1 billion, or managers that have launched three or fewer funds

Absolute Return Strategies / Hedge Fund Strategies: Firms with assets under management of less than $2 billion, or that are less than three years old

Diverse Managers:

Firms in which women or minority professionals account for at least 25% of firm economics

Absolute return strategies data as of January 1, 2021 includes investments by longer-duration credit programs managed by the Absolute Return Strategies team. Private equity and real assets commitments as of September 30, 2020.

  1. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
  2. NAIC, “Examining the Returns,” 2019. 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.