When the world at large went into lockdown at the end of the first quarter in 2020, more than a few new managers were fearful that investors would shun the risk of allocating to new GP partners. But in this year’s Buyouts Emerging Manager Survey, conducted in partnership with Gen II Fund Services, LLC, we found that those fears have largely subsided.
In this year’s report, we took it upon ourselves to dive deeper into the nuance of which attributes of emerging managers LPs find most attractive. As the results came in, it became clear that LPs greatly value new managers with a strong sense of purpose and a well-defined niche. And of course, most of all, they value the outsized risk-adjusted returns emerging managers are known for producing.