Chart of the week: Largest investors boost private equity exposure

 Top ten investors committing more capital to private equity


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PEI’s Research and Analytics team has published its LP 50 ranking which revealed the 50 investors that committed and invested the most capital into private equity between 1 March 2010 and 28 February 2015.

In 2015, the top ten institutional investors made investments to private equity – including primary funds – totalling $160.16 billion, a 20 percent increase on the amount committed by the top ten LPs in the 2014 LP 50. In total, $133.58 billion was invested in funds and direct investments between 1 March 2009 and 28 February 2014.

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board topped the list in 2015 with $28.09 billion of capital committed over the time period. Apollo Investment Fund VIII was the largest mandate confirmed by the pension fund – an investment of just under $1 billion was made to the North American-focused buyout vehicle in June 2013. CPPIB also topped the ranking in 2014, with an aggregate amount invested and committed of $26.21 billion.

AlpInvest Partners and Hamilton Lane came in second and third place this year, investing $19.68 billion and $17.8 billion respectively. Both fund of funds managers committed and invested more capital than in last year’s ranking but retained their positions in the LP 50.

Click here to view the 2015 LP 50