Barwon Investment Partners Pty Ltd (Barwon) is a highly experienced fund manager with a strong governance focus and a 13-year track record managing institutional capital.
Founded in 2006, Sydney-based Barwon has a strong focus on creating innovative investment solutions in the private equity and property asset classes for institutional and wholesale clients.
Barwon has five partners, each with extensive experience in investment management and financial services. It also employs a highly experienced investment team of twenty plus individuals, each of whom has both deep expertise and experience in alternative investment markets.
The investment philosophy employed by Barwon centres on a belief that alternative investment markets are less efficient than traditional asset classes. Reduced competition and greater inefficiencies in these sectors offer investors the opportunity for superior risk-adjusted returns. Barwon believes that:
- Private equity outperforms public markets over the medium term.
- Listed private equity (“LPE”) NAVs perform similarly to traditional private equity.
- Investor returns are ultimately driven by NAV growth.
- Inefficiencies in the LPE market arise from information asymmetry, lack of broker research coverage and a lack of attention from institutional investors.