Moonfare aims to open up the asset class to a wider group of investors
Private equity platform Moonfare has topped €2bn in assets under management as the asset class, historically reserved for the ultra-wealthy, has become more open to everyday investors, raising new opportunities and risks.
Although Moonfare can only sell its services to “sophisticated investors”, as defined by regulators, and has a minimum investment threshold of £50,000 in the UK, its growth is a signal of the appetite for private equity among a wider group of investors looking to diversify their portfolios by adding new elements beyond stocks and bonds.
Do-it-yourself investors in the UK can also gain some exposure to private equity strategies through investment trusts or by buying shares in listed private equity houses such as Blackstone and KKR.
Read more: FT
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