In this Q&A, Rick Spencer discusses the potential benefits of an alternative investment strategy focused on funds and co-investments, and touches on some of the less understood challenges facing investors.
Can you tell us about the funds & co-investments group and how it fits into the Barings Alternative Investments platform?
Barings Alternative Investments seeks to find differentiated sources of return in global real estate, private equity and real assets through:
- A Real Estate group that offers a diverse range of investment opportunities across public and private debt and equity strategies
- A Private Equity and Real Assets group focused on actively managed and thematically driven control oriented asset-based equity investments that produce both current income and capital appreciation for investors
- A Funds & Co-Investments group that operates as a strategic partner to investors, addressing all private equity and real assets requirements through a solutions oriented platform focused on investments in third-party primary funds, secondary opportunities and equity co-investments
Barings’ Funds & Co-Investments (FCI) business serves as a professional limited partner, investing across all major investment strategies of the private equity market—buyouts, growth, venture capital, infrastructure, natural resources and real estate. The FCI platform is focused on the construction and management of customized portfolio solutions that meet the diverse private equity goals and objectives of a range of investors including institutions, public and private pensions, foundations, endowments, family offices and high net worth individuals.