Small, Emerging, and Diverse Manager Investing

We serve as a catalyst for opportunity

$ 0 bn
small and emerging managers assets under management
$ 0 bn
diverse manager assets under management

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.

Our Platform

Private Equity

Assets Under Management

Absolute Return Strategies

Assets Under Management

Real Assets

Assets Under Management

Small and Emerging Mangers

$9.3 bn
$1.9 bn
$6.3 bn

Diverse Managers

$10.0 bn
$1.9 bn
$1.7 bn

Small and Emerging Managers

Assets Under Management

$9.3 bn private equity
$1.9 bn absolute return strategies
$6.3 bn real assets

Diverse Managers

Assets Under Management

$10.0 bn private equity
$1.9 bn absolute return strategies
$1.7 bn real assets

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.*

How We Work With Clients

How We Work With Small, Emerging, and Diverse Managers

We are a strategic advisor

We go beyond just investing

Industry Leading Events

GCM Grosvenor hosts two signature annual conferences focused on further raising the visibility of small, emerging, and diverse managers as well as creating a more inclusive industry.

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Diverse Manager Investing: Shining a Light on Potential Blind Spots

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The Role of Small and Emerging Managers in the Evolving Alternatives Industry

The 2021 Small and Emerging Managers Conference continues to advance the alternatives industry by providing a clear assessment of where it is today and identifying some of the forces driving change.

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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.

AUM Data as of September 30, 2022.

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.

 

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.

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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.