Partners Group sees Shariah-compliant PE picking up amid hunt for returns

Switzerland-based Partners Group, which will be one of the asset managers for Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) $600 million Shariah-compliant private equity fund, sees rising interest in Shariah-compliant private equity investment, as investors seek better returns via the private markets.

“For Shariah-minded investors, what they want is to get access to mainstream private equity returns,” says Kevin Lu, Partners Group’s Chairman of Asia.  “There is a larger pool of LPs that are either doing [Shariah-compliant investing] or thinking about this more seriously.”

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