Urs Wietlisbach – Private equity the new traditional asset class?

19 Dec 2023

In the podcast episode “Inside the Road” hosted by David Clark with Urs Wietlisbach, a co-founder of Partners Group a leading global private markets firm that since 1996, has invested over USD 200 billion in private equity, private debt, private real estate, and private infrastructure on behalf of their clients globally.

The episode delves into the global impact and investment strategies of Partners Group, emphasising the importance of diversification and effective management in the realm of private investments. Urs shares his views on private equity, liquidity, and current market trends, offering a fresh perspective of the current financial landscape.

A significant portion of the conversation is dedicated to Urs’s family’s dedication to philanthropy, particularly their active participation in the Giving Pledge. This aspect highlights the family’s commitment to social responsibility and their approach to leveraging their wealth for broader societal benefit.

The episode also explores the concept of impact investments, which Urs believes can achieve social good while ensuring strong financial returns. This discussion reflects Urs’s holistic approach to business, where financial success and social responsibility are not mutually exclusive but rather complementary objectives.

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