The Standard Life Private Equity Trust (SLPET) aims to achieve long-term total returns by investing in a diversified portfolio of private equity (PE) funds, as well as private companies.
The company is predominantly focused on the European mid-market, with the ability to select complementary PE strategies, ranging from growth to large buyout funds.
The manager considers access to leading PE professionals and selective fund allocations are essential to achieving the best possible investment performance, given that historical returns across the PE fund universe have varied widely.
Therefore, the portfolio-building process is based on strong long-term relationships with carefully selected top-performing PE managers. The targeted portfolio consists of around 50 active PE fund investments, acquired on a primary basis as well as in the secondary market, with up to 20% of the portfolio’s net asset value (NAV) committed to co-investments.
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