‘’In my 30+ year career, I have always put client interests first, while innovating secondary private market liquidity solutions worldwide to seek superior returns.’’

Laurence Allen

Founder and Managing Member, NYPPEX Holdings

Laurence Allen


Laurence Allen serves as the Managing Member of NYPPEX Holdings, LLC, one of the world’s leading providers of secondary market liquidity and data services for interests in private equity funds. Since 1999, he has been a pioneer in the development of secondary market liquidity solutions in private equity funds and private companies.

Mr. Allen has been a speaker at numerous private equity conferences worldwide including the Institutional Limited Partners Association Spring Conference (Miami), Super Return Middle East Conference (Abu Dhabi), Dow Jones Private Equity Outlook Conference (New York), World Exchange Congress Conference (Barcelona), Private Company Stock Conference (Palo Alto), and Asian Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Hong Kong).

ACP Investment Group

Recent Commentaries

NYPPEX CEO Laurence Allen: Best and Worst Alternative Fund Strategies in an Economic Recession

If you expect an economic recession and want to rebalance your alternative fund portfolio to mitigate the damage, here are some lessons from the 2008 recession. Alternative fund strategies worldwide generated negative 1 year median returns in 2008. For perspective, in 2008, the S&P 500 Index returned -35.6%. The 3 best performing alternative fund strategies generated median returns of approximately -6% to -11%: Mezzanine Infrastructure Natural Resources The

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NYPPEX CEO Allen Expects Investors to Lock-In Record Unrealized Value in Private Equity Funds

Unrealized value in private equity funds was at record levels as of December 31, 2021 exceeding $8.5 trillion worldwide as estimated by NYPPEX. For perspective, this level is more than 102% higher than an estimated $4.2 trillion just 3 years ago as of December 31, 2018. In the first half of 2022, when you consider the following NYPPEX exit estimates: (1) IPO exits comprised less than 1% of

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Laurence Allen
Laurence Allen

Media Coverage

When Laurence Allen issues a Commentary, it is typically quoted in numerous media worldwide. For the commentary, NYPPEX CEO Laurence Allen Expects Investors to Lock-In Record Unrealized Value in Private Equity Funds in 2nd Half 2022, over 122 news services with a potential audience of over 97 million visitors per month (Source: Similarweb), re-published the commentary including:

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Testimonials from Investors

Quotes from a blind survey of 11 Limited Partners in ACP sponsored private funds conducted by Ariane Capital Partners, a placement agent.

“Very knowledgeable, very serious demeanor and approach to business.”

“Unique capability.”

“Would invest again.”


Helping at the NYC Police activities

Helping at the NYC Police Activities League children’s holiday party in Harlem with commissioner Ray Kelly.

Donating portable oxygen generators

Donating portable oxygen generators to the Greenwich Hospital for emergency COVID care, through the United Way.

Laurence & Michelle Allen presenting the J. Bradley Allen Awards

Laurence & Michelle Allen presenting the J. Bradley Allen Awards for outstanding achievement to former homeless persons at the Bowery Mission in NYC.