- The Private Wealth unit will be co-led by Robert Collins, partner, and Christian Wicklein, managing director, who will cover the Americas and Europe & APAC, respectively
- Partners Group works with a global network of banks, wealth managers, financial advisors and RIAs to provide their clients with bespoke access to private markets
- The move by Partners Group is part of a trend of firms broadening access to private markets in recent months
Partners Group announced on Wednesday that it has established a Private Wealth business unit, committing to expanding access to private markets for individual investors. The Private Wealth business unit will be co-led by Robert Collins, Partner, and Christian Wicklein, Managing Director, who will cover the Americas and Europe & APAC, respectively. The unit has $37 billion in assets under management, nearly a third of the firm’s total $131 billion in assets under management.
Partners Group works with a network of banks, wealth managers, financial advisors and RIAs to provide their clients with bespoke access to private markets. The move echoes similar moves PE Hub Europe has seen in recent months including Tikehau Capital and iCapital launching a digital marketplace for wealth managers in September. PE Hub Europe also spoke to Rashmi Madan, head of EMEA for Private Wealth Solutions at Blackstone who said individual investment in private markets is set to ‘rise significantly’.
“Partners Group is committed to making private markets fairer and more accessible,” said Robert Collins, co-head of Private Wealth, Partners Group. “With the addressable market expected to increase significantly, we are well positioned to remain at the forefront of this industry.”
Partners Group is a Swiss global investment firm headquartered in Baar. It invests across private equity, private infrastructure, private real estate and private debt. It has over 1,600 employees worldwide, and has invested in over 280 businesses globally since it was founded in 1996.