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Rethinking Risk: The Myth of Over-diversification

Diversification, both within a strategy and across them, remains the best way to maximize risk-adjusted returns from your private markets portfolio. HarbourVest’s analysis of our unique proprietary data resources highlights that investors should not be overly concerned with over-diversification, contrary to the recent trend of private markets investors looking to reduce their exposures to a select few managers.

Careful manager selection is critical in an asset class with more dispersed returns, but so is an appropriately diversified set of exposures both across and within the various private markets sub-asset classes.

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