Perspectives and research for the investing industry

January 8, 2023

It’s a turbulent—and busy—time in private markets. Portfolios are fuller than ever and there is significant dry powder across the industry. Yet fundraising and deal making for larger transactions are well off 2021’s highs. Further, the slowdown in exits, coupled with declining public market valuations and the resulting denominator effect, has shifted investor allocations. As a result, the current fundraising environment is far more challenging than in the past several years. The latest issue of McKinsey on Investing—brought to you by senior partners Pontus Averstad, Pooneh Baghai, Alejandro Beltrán, and others—steps back from the immediate challenge of the market, and the broader macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty, to present a longer-term perspective on how investment firms are evolving. Explore the insights below, and download the full issue for our take on a year of tumultuous change and its implications for investors, businesses, sectors, and the world in which we live.

‘Making the world a better place never feels like work’: An interview with chief DEI officer Indhira Arrington

Forging your own path: Sandra Horbach on building a career in private equity

How an acquisition invigorated an asset management leader

The state of diversity in global private markets: 2022

‘If you’re going to build something from scratch, this might be as good a time as in a decade’

Infrastructure investing will never be the same

US wealth management: A growth agenda for the coming decade

Why private equity sees life and annuities as an enticing form of permanent capital

Digitally native brands: Born digital, but ready to take on the world

Climate risk and the opportunity for real estate

Innovating to net zero: An executive’s guide to climate technology