About the industry

“Alternatives” is an asset class that allows investors to access a broad array of investment strategies and return profiles

Over the past few decades, demand for alternative investments has grown significantly and today forms an integral part of the global economy. Alternative investments have becoming an increasingly important investment strategy for sophisticated institutional and high net worth investors.

The main role of an alternative investments manager is to raise capital from investors for investments that generate compelling risk adjusted returns relative to public markets. Alternative investments include everything from private equity (buyouts, growth equity, venture capital), real assets (infrastructure, natural resources, real estate), credit (direct lending, mezzanine, special situations) and hedge funds (public equity or debt investment strategies).

Investments in these companies and assets – whether as a financial supporter or responsible owner – have resulted in the development of global champions that are able to compete successfully in the international arena. Alternative investing has reshaped many industries and consolidated fragmented markets, which in turn has allowed investors to more efficiently allocate capital at scale.

EQT is an alternative investments firm with funds investing in private equity, real assets and credit.

EQT is member of the following industry associations

DVCAThe Danish Venture Capital and Private Equity Association with Morten Hummelmose as EQT representative. In addition, Mads Ditlevsen is a member of DVCA Private Equity Committee.

FVCAThe Finnish Venture Capital Association 

FVCA’s new transparency and disclosure recommendations came into force on June 1st, 2018. These recommendations ​are a central part of developing an accountable venture capital and private equity industry, are set to build understanding and trust towards the industry, and are intended to serve as a standard for transparency and disclosure of the VC and PE industry in Finland.

Read more about the ​FVCA’s rules, Code of Conduct and Transparency and disclosure recommendations.

Invest EuropeThe association represents Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investor. Therése Lennehag represents EQT at the Invest Europe Responsible Investment Roundtable. Nina Nornholm represents EQT at the Invest Europe Communication Advisory Group.

NVCAThe Norwegian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association with Anders Misund as EQT representative and Chairman of the board.

SVCA - The Swedish Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry Association with Caspar Callerström as EQT represenative. 

In 2015, SVCA launched a Code of Conduct. The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to ensure public confidence in that private equity firms act responsibly and professionally, and to improve the knowledge of the work done by the private equity firms. Read more about the Code of Conduct

NVPThe Dutch Private Equity and Venture Capital Association