‘’In my 30+ year career, I have always put client interests first, while innovating alternative investment strategies.’’

Laurence Allen

Laurence Allen


For over 30 years, Laurence Allen has served in various executive roles overseeing investment management, consulting, technology and market data teams focused on alternative assets worldwide.

“Our alternative investment approach is rooted in the same value philosophy that our teams have employed since 2000. This includes (a) providing liquidity through acquisitions of secondary interests in private capital and hedge funds such as buyout, credit, venture, real estate, infrastructure and natural resources and (b) providing capital through private investments in equity and debt securities in private and publicly listed companies worldwide.”

Mr. Allen has been a speaker at numerous private equity conferences worldwide including the Institutional Limited Partners Association 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).

He has served on numerous advisory boards including the Wharton School, Bowery Mission and the U.S. Congress Business Council. His diverse civic interests have included the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, and Ducks Unlimited which presented him a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr. Allen’s background includes serving in various positions with Merrill Lynch, where he helped pioneer the development of secondary private markets for commercial and residential mortgages. At Bear Stearns, he helped develop secondary markets for private debt placements.

Mr. Allen received a BS in Economics with honors and MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. For over 24 years, he and his wife, Michelle have resided in Greenwich, CT where they have raised their children and been active in the community.


Recent Commentaries

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. In 2009, the S&P 500 Index returned approximately +25.9%. However, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Mezzanine continued to generate negative 1 year returns in 2009, while Private Equity, Buyout and Venture each generated positive returns – along with the strategies mentioned in point

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Laurence 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 our analysts, states Laurence Allen. 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 exit estimates: (1) IPO exits comprised less

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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, 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 private funds overseen by Laurence Allen  conducted by Ariane Capital Partners, a placement agent.

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

“Unique capability.”

“Would invest again.”


Breakfast with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, at the New York Athletic Club.

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.