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What are Private Markets? Why Invest in Them?

29 Nov 2022

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Key takeaways:

  • Private markets are investments made in assets of privately owned companies NOT traded on a stock exchange
  • There has been a dramatic capital shift from the public to private markets over the past 20 years
  • Assets in private markets include private equity, debt, funds, alternatives, and ESG and sustainability investing

What are private markets?

Private markets are investments made in assets of privately owned companies NOT traded on a stock exchange. These assets include private equity, debt, funds, real estate, infrastructure, and others.

Think pre-IPO companies, growth-stage companies, and unicorns that are offering these investment opportunities.

Sounds interesting? Exciting even?

That is hardly surprising. Which is why there has been a dramatic capital shift from the public to private markets over the past 20 years.

Moreover, since 2000, private market assets have grown 10x, representing $6 trillion globally*.

Seeing this is an unprecedented growth opportunity for investors, it is only natural that you, too, would like to get in on the action.

The problem is the private markets were previously not accessible to the average individual due to regulations and the risks associated with them. 

KLDX changes all this. By leveraging blockchain and smart contract technology, we create a level playing field for investors.

Through KLDX, practically anyone can now become an investor in the private markets and invest directly in vetted pre-IPO companies, growth-stage companies, unicorns, and more.

 

How to start investing in private markets with KLDX?

KLDX brings private market investing opportunities to you with the click of a button. 

What you decide to invest in is up to you, but here are the private market investment offerings you will find on KLDX:

 

Private Equity:

Provide capital to a private company in exchange for a piece of ownership in the company or what is referred to as equity.

Learn more here

 

Private Debt:

Lend money to a private company with the expectation that the company will pay back the investment with interest. This is referred to as private debt.

Learn more here

 

Private Funds:

Invest in private funds that exist outside the public markets and gain access to investment management techniques not available in the public markets. Examples of private funds include private equity funds and venture capital funds.

Learn more here

 

Alternatives:

Invest in financial assets that do not fit into the conventional categories such as stocks, bonds, and cash. With low correlation to traditional asset classes, alternatives can be a beneficial way to diversify your portfolio.

Learn more here

 

ESG and Sustainability Investing:

Invest towards influencing positive changes for a sustainable future. 

More specifically, financial assets that have an environmental, social and governance focus are verifiable by a standard-setting body.

Learn more here

 

To start investing in KLDX, sign up here

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