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Preqin Academy

The Home of Alternatives Education

Welcome to Preqin Academy

With more than $10tn in assets under management, the alternative assets industry is growing at an unprecedented rate. Preqin Academy is here to provide you with the resources you need to stay ahead in this exciting market.

We’ll walk you through the basics of alternative investments, and offer valuable insights to support you as you take the next steps in education or as you develop your career.

Explore our lessons below – with an introduction to alternatives, private capital, hedge funds, and each asset class – to begin your alternatives education.

Sector in the Spotlight

Chart of the Month

Sector in the Spotlight

Alternatives in 2022

The Alternatives in 2022 Report features extracts from our in-depth annual Global Reports on private equity, venture capital, private debt, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, and natural resources markets. Alternative assets surged ahead in 2021, with record levels of fundraising, investment, exits, and performance across many asset classes. Preqin expects AUM to grow from $13.32tn today to $23.21tn in 2026.
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Chart of the Month

Private Equity Outperformance Continues

Private equity returns have continued to outperform the public markets and performance remains fundamentally positive. US consumer prices increased 6.2% year-on-year to October 2021; this compares to the 4.7% inflation that Oxford Economics is forecasting for emerging markets in 2021. That said, inflation remains an obvious concern.
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Partner Offerings

Interested in learning more about alternatives? Find out how our partnerships can help you gain a qualification and build your career in alternative assets.

Contact us

Preqin has offices in London, Birmingham, New York, Dallas, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Chicago, Tokyo, Sydney, Dubai, Bangalore, Frankfurt, Manila, and Guangzhou.

Select Your Nearest Office

Verde
10 Bressenden Place
London 
SW1E 5DH

Colmore - a Preqin company
9 Colmore Row
Birmingham
B3 2BJ

One Grand Central Place
60 E 42nd Street
Suite 630, New York
NY 10165, United States

Colmore - a Preqin company
1601 Elm St – Floor 33
Dallas
TX 75201

30 Raffles Place
#21-01
Singapore 048622

575 Market Street
Suite 2145
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

Room 1504, The Center
99 Queen's Road Central
Central, Hong Kong
China

Convene, Suite 305
311 W Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60606

Level 27,
Tokyo Sankei Building
1-7-2 Otemachi Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-0004
Japan

Unit 26 Level 36,
Governor Phillip Tower,
1 Farrer Place, Sydney, NSW,
2000, Australia

Burj Daman
Office 818 - 8th floor
Dubai International
Financial Centre
506532
United Arab Emirates

45/1, Magrath Road
Richmond Town
Bengaluru
Karnataka 560025
India

Pascor Drive
Sto. Niño
Parañaque City
Metro Manila 1700
Philippines

22F, Shun Tak Business Centre
246 Zhongshan Road 4
Guangzhou - 510000
China

Preqin
MarienForum
Mainzer Landstraße 1
60325 Frankfurt am Main