Ben Leach

Ben Leach is head of private market solutions in WTW’s investments business and head of its specialist group

    Opinion Pieces

    Why DC pensions should choose private equity as first step into illiquids

    January 2024 (Magazine)

    Governments, regulators, central banks and even trustees are talking about illiquid investments and the productive economy. This is correctly driven by an underlying belief that illiquid assets can improve overall portfolio risk-adjusted returns. But most importantly, if defined contribution (DC) trustees are already keen to get behind productive finance, where do they start if they currently allocate nothing to illiquids?