- March 1, 2024: Vol. 36, Number 3

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Institutional investors in North America raise long-term allocation targets to private assets

by Andrea Zander

More than 40 percent of U.S. and Canadian institutional investors plan to increase allocations to private debt in the next three years, and roughly a third plan to grow their private equity holdings overall.

The expected inflows into private debt and equity are part of a broad expansion of private assets within the portfolios of North American investors. During the past three years, nearly half (47 percent) of U.S. and Canadian investors raised their long-term target allocations to private equity, and 42 percent increased allocation targets for private debt, according to Coalition Greenwich.

Roughly a quarter of these institutions also expanded allocations to each of private real estate equity, private infrastructure equity and venture capital, with smaller percentages growing allocations to private real estate debt and private infrastructure equity.

“While the move into private assets is a trend spanning institution

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