Private equity is an asset class with a long-term investment horizon. The focus is on solid capital appreciation, rather than short-term gains. Direct investments in leading private equity funds are generally the preserve of experienced institutional investors who have the necessary market access. At the same time the selection of the most promising private equity funds requires a sustainable investment approach and in-depth market knowledge.
Swift Capital Partners' offering is geared to the needs of foundations, family offices and high net-worth individuals. We offer our investors the chance to build a diversified portfolio of private equity funds in the same way as large institutional investors do. Portfolios like these have proven to deliver high, particularly robust returns in the past, also and especially in periods of economic crisis. Via our fund products we give you access to up to four leading European buyout funds every year. Our team is lean and performance-driven.
The team at Swift Capital Partners goes back to 1999. Over many years it very successfully built one of the largest private equity portfolios in Germany for a financial institution. In 2011 Swift Capital Partners became independent as part of a management buyout. Since then we have concentrated on private equity investments for family offices, foundations and wealthy private clients. Since the beginning of the investment activities more than one billion euro have been invested in leading European private equity funds.
Private equity investments are entrepreneurial investments with corresponding risks, which can extend to the total loss of invested capital. Our main approach to managing these risks is to work with experienced partners who have dealt successfully with the challenges faced by markets in recent years. We advise our investors to construct a diversified portfolio. For private equity assets this means diversifying investments over several years, as well as by fund manager, investment strategy and geographic range. Our fund products enable investors to achieve this.