Our combination of global reach and local presence, as well as deep industry expertise across private markets, enables us to successfully engage with industry leaders and entrepreneurs in all key markets. With our long-term investment approach, we create value in our investments on behalf of our clients through expansion and operational improvements.
Our investment approach encompasses private equity, private real estate, private debt and private infrastructure investments and focuses on investing in quality assets with growth and development potential. We proactively source these investment opportunities in different markets through our large local teams and extensive network of entrepreneurs, industry experts and private markets managers.
To benchmark our global investment opportunity set, we identify those areas of private markets with the greatest investment potential in the prevailing market environment and define the sectors, regions and strategies likely to offer higher value relative to other segments.
This top-down view on the most attractive investment opportunities in private markets globally, combined with our bottom-up ability to identify and develop the most promising investments within local markets, has resulted in strong outperformance over two decades.
We follow a globally integrated investment approach across all private markets asset classes. This enables us to construct flexible portfolios that can adapt their investment strategy in case of changing market conditions. Our investment approach includes three investment strategies: direct, secondary and integrated investments.
We invest in attractive companies, real estate assets and infrastructure assets, with high development potential. Value creation is our priority and we work closely with management teams and corporate partners throughout the life of our investments. Our investment professionals are supported by our in-house team of dedicated industry experts, who capitalize on their deep sector knowledge to seek out value creation opportunities.
We acquire quality companies or portfolios of assets with significant value potential and/or undervalued assets at their point of inflection on the secondary market. Our long history as a secondaries investor gives us a comprehensive understanding of this complex and often competitive market globally. We are able to seek out proprietary acquisitions and offer innovative solutions, speed and responsiveness to our counterparties.
We complement our direct and secondary investments with commitments to select managers in the private markets industry. Through a flexible combination of these three investment strategies, we can benefit from economic cycles and build more diversified, global private markets portfolios. We have done this since our foundation and have consistently generated outperformance for our clients across economic cycles.