#Private Equity — 27.01.2022

Diversifying and Investing in the Real Economy

Since 1998, BNP Paribas Wealth Management has been offering clients the opportunity to invest in Private Equity funds with a view to diversifying their portfolio. In today’s context of market volatility and low interest rates, Claire Roborel de Climens, Head of Private and Alternative Investments at BNP Paribas Wealth Management, explains why Private Equity represents a good opportunity for our private clients.

The principle of Private Equity is to invest in - and support - unlisted companies over the medium to long term. Indeed, Private Equity national companies. This value creation strategy offers investors three major advantages:

  • potential for higher returns in a volatile and uncertain market;
  • diversification of their portfolio while investing in the real economy;
  • direct and privileged access to an investment opportunity that is usually reserved for institutional investors.

Although past performance is no guarantee of future performance, Private Equity funds have delivered an annual performance of 14% over the past 15 years, well above that of listed markets. With a presence in more than 10 countries, BNP Paribas Wealth Management's Private Equity experts select some of the best funds in the industry and enable wealth management clients to diversify their portfolio through this asset class.