In the somewhat opaque world of PE it is always good to understand sheer size of leading PE fund managers, and there’s value in knowing just who they are. By keeping their publicly announced activities in sight, some less obvious types of market intelligence can be gleaned. So with that in mind DealMarket Digest put together a top ten list of PE players based on Assets under Management (AuM) derived from the latest Towers Watson’s latest Global Asset Survey.
We gleaned the list by pulling out direct PE players from fund of fund and real estate fund managers in Towers Watson’s global 100 Alt Asset Managers ranking by asset class. The latest survey found that direct private equity as a segment represents 23% of the total funds under management of the Top 100 Global Alternative Asset Managers. (AuM figures in USD billions)