For investors, private markets ‘were the place to be in 2021’ and the best way to play the sector was owning the world’s three most prominent asset managers, Blackstone, KKR and Carlyle. It noted that Montaka owned all three companies in its portfolio and quoted our portfolio manager Chris Demasi.
Month: December 2021
Standing on the shoulders of giants, Carlyle is following in the footsteps of its larger peers like KKR, Blackstone and Apollo in trimming their cost structure, shifting their mix towards stickier revenues, and launching captive insurance arms, to ensure they are best placed to participate in the structural growth of private markets.
Investment legend James Anderson said something interesting: that an investor today needed to read not just Buffett’s words, but also the shareholder letters of Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos. I took note of Anderson’s tip and immersed myself in Bezos’s shareholder letters, getting inside the great man’s thinking, and here’s what I learnt.