Barron’s: Future Returns: A Fund Alternative to Private Venture and Growth Equity

Today, more companies are choosing to stay private longer versus listing on the public stock exchange. In the article, Future Returns: A Fund Alternative to Private Venture and Growth Equity, Abby Schultz, senior writer at Barron’s, sits down with Tom Sittema, executive chairman at Conversus, a StepStone Company to discuss how StepStone offers individual investors access to the private markets through 40-Act funds.

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Sources: Andrew Ross Sorkin, Jason Karaian, Sarah Kessler, Stephen Gandel, Lauren Hirsch, Ephrat Livni and Anna Schaverien, “Harvard’s Investment Report Card”,, Oct. 15, 2021. Jack Caporal, “81% of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals Use Alternative Investments”, Aug. 26, 2021. “The Future is Private”, BCG and iCapital, March 2022.

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