Private markets A better risk-return ratio

Private markets are investments made in assets not traded on a stock exchange. In this segment, LGT focuses on private equity - in other words, the direct financing of enterprises by private investors - and also covers private debt, private real estate, private infrastructure and commodities. These investments generally have a very long investment horizon. This long-term commitment is often rewarded with an attractive return.

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Private markets An attractive addition to the mix

Investors who choose to make a private equity investment acquire a stake in the equity of a company and can participate directly in its success. In contrast to traditional investments such as equities, returns on private equity investments are driven primarily by a company’s performance and are less impacted by market developments.

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LGT is a leading global provider of alternative investment opportunities such as private equity and private debt. We have a long-standing and successful track record in this asset class and enjoy access to the world’s best asset managers. This is crucial to investing successfully, especially in private markets.

Long investment horizon

Unlike traditional investments, private equity solutions are not listed on a stock exchange and are generally illiquid. When investing in private equity, it is therefore important to plan for a longer investment horizon because you will usually not have the option of selling your stake before it reaches maturity.


Would you like to learn more about our private equity strategies and programs? We would be happy to advise you.

Private markets in figures

Private equity funds have historically yielded higher returns over the long term than investments in listed equity. However, the differences between the winners and losers are greater than for traditional equity funds. This makes it all the more important to choose the right funds and the right fund managers.

  • 33%

    The proportion of private market investments in the Princely Portfolio.

  • 22%

    The Princely Portfolio’s strategic allocation to private equity. This is significantly higher than for an average pension fund.

  • 1 500

    Our broadly diversified fund-of-funds solutions invest in up to 1 500 companies.

  • 10 to 12

    Most private equity funds have a term of between ten and twelve years, during which time investors must commit to capital calls up to the subscription amount.

We are committed to providing our clients with straightforward advice on the features of the private markets and explaining their opportunities and risks.

Reto Stohler Head Advisory Europa
Reto Stohler

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