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Secondaries: Risk Reduction with Attractive Returns

This primer on secondary fund investing explains what secondary transactions entail, examines why you may want to consider making an allocation and provides an overview of key trends shaping the market.

Initially a niche strategy, investment in secondary funds has become mainstream, supported by a compelling risk-return profile. Secondaries can be an excellent complement to a mature private markets allocation, or provide an investor taking their first steps into private equity with multi-dimensional diversification and more rapid deployment of capital than a primary fund, as well as potentially helping to mitigate the J-curve effect typically associated with private equity investment.

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