Mediobanca Private Banking raises over $250 million in Private Markets

Mediobanca Private Markets Fund II run by Russell Investments closed successfully

LONDON, December 11, 2019 — Mediobanca Private Banking has successfully closed its second private markets fund after its September launch. Subscriptions in the Mediobanca Private Markets Fund I and II have reached over $250 million in just over a year. The investment programme in unlisted assets launched by MedioBanca Private Banking in collaboration with Russell Investments is aimed at both individual and institutional investors.

Mediobanca Private Markets Fund II, developed and managed by Russell Investments, provides Italian investors access to Private Equity, Private Debt, Real Assets and Venture Capital through a wide range of strategies and geographies. Against the current market backdrop, the Fund has exposure to the most efficient markets, including North America and Northern Europe, with a focus on medium-sized companies and US real estate, particularly resilient in terms of domestic consumption.

"We are very pleased with this result, which underlines our expertise in alternative investments", comments Theo Delia-Russell, Deputy Head of Mediobanca Private Banking and Head of Products & Services. "In increasingly complex scenarios, we have to offer investors opportunities for portfolio diversification and have therefore expanded our range of products in illiquid solutions that invest in the real economy. Club Deal Real Estate is also included in this category, an initiative that we have recently launched and that has seen strong traction with private clients."

"When considering unlisted assets, individuals and asset owners should look to invest in a long-term investment programme. Based on international best practice, it is the only way investors can get a truly diversified portfolio in terms of vintage, managers and strategies," explains Luca Gianelle, Managing Director, Italy at Russell Investments. "Deep expertise, global reach and access to the best opportunities in terms of managers and strategies are critical success factors in private markets. Launched at different points in the cycle, the Mediobanca Private Markets Fund I and II give investors access to a range of strategies globally using the dynamic deployment of capital based on where the portfolio manager sees the best relative value."

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