How We Invest

How We Invest

since 1971

GCM Grosvenor is a pioneer in customized solutions and a leader in providing innovative turn-key multi-client products. Our experienced team of ~165 investment professionals provide clients with flexible access to alternatives investments through a range of implementation strategies, including funds, co-investments, secondary transactions, and direct investments. 

Absolute Return Strategies

We are a leading global provider of investment management and advisory services for absolute return programs.


We are an experienced private equity investor with capabilities spanning investment types, strategies and sponsor relationships.


We are one of the most experienced and longest tenured alternative infrastructure platforms globally.


Our two decades of global private equity investment experience spans investment types, strategies, and sponsor relationships.


We are a leading provider of diversified credit solutions with a history of investing in diversified credit opportunities that span the liquidity spectrum.

Strategic Investments

Opportunistic investments sourced from our global, open-architecture platform and primarily executed via direct investments and co-investments.

Investment Perspectives

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Implementation Options for
Portfolio Investments

We have the resources, experience, and long-standing relationships with managers to evaluate and implement investments in numerous ways. Because different structures offer different benefits, our goal is to choose structures that best match specific investment opportunities.

Fund Investments

Investments in managers’ multi-client funds; such investments are also known as primary fund investments.

Secondary Transactions

Acquired interests in a primary fund after the fund has been at least partially deployed in underlying investments.


Investments made directly into businesses or securities in partnership with a manager.

Direct Investments

Investments made directly into businesses or securities.

Seed | Joint Venture | Acceleration Investments

Investments in early stage managers or first funds in return for preferential terms and a share of manager economics

We consider Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Impact factors as important aspects of our fiduciary responsibility to our clients.

Collaborative Partnerships

Investment solutions based on our clients objectives

$71 billion AUM pie graph

Customized Portfolios
74% of AUM

Bespoke portfolios allow clients to be actively involved in the design, implementation, and monitoring of their alternatives programs.

Multi-Client Portfolios
26% of AUM

Turn-key commingled investments offer a single point of entry to alternatives across asset classes and strategies.

Advisory Services

We provide guidance to complement the in-house capabilities of larger clients, who leverage the breadth and depth of our investment and operational resources.

AUM data as of June 30, 2022.

Small, Emerging, and Diverse Manager Investing

30+ Years

As institutional investors seek new sources of return, they are increasingly recognizing the benefits of investing with small, emerging, and diverse managers. For the past 30+ years we have developed specific expertise in funding and supporting these managers as part of our broad investment activity across alternative investments. We have an experienced team, a wide network of contacts, and broad proprietary sourcing capabilities, all of which support our platform. Learn more >> 

No assurance can be given that any investment will achieve its objectives or avoid losses. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. 


The views expressed are for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a forecast, a guarantee of future results, investment recommendations or an offer to buy or sell securities by GCM Grosvenor.