The Case for Private Market Investment

Published on
November 5th, 2019
25 minutes

The Case for Private Market Investment

The Interview ·
Featuring Lawrence Calcano

Published on: November 5th, 2019 • Duration: 25 minutes

Lawrence Calcano, CEO of iCapital Network and former head of technology investment banking at Goldman Sachs, joins Real Vision for a deep dive on private market investing. Calcano makes the case that as companies take longer to go public, investors increasingly need to invest in private markets to access that value creation. In addition to private equity and venture capital, Calcano touches on private credit, real estate, and distressed assets. Hosted by Vincent Catalano of Stuyvesant Capital Management and filmed on September 30, 2019 in New York.



  • AG
    Adam G.
    10 November 2019 @ 02:05
    Interviewer wears the same thing everytime
  • MK
    Munira K.
    9 November 2019 @ 08:11
    A little too fluffy. The interviewers questions were light and didnt extract much out of the guest.
  • JJ
    Jesse J.
    7 November 2019 @ 00:55
    Hmmm... I can see the possibilities. It does raise some flags in my mind though. Giving my money to a guy I think is doing what's best for us who is giving my money to someone who is doing what's best for him. I get the WeWork feeling. Actually, I think this would work great if you KNEW everyone was honest and working with the next persons best interest in mind. Something like this could fund wonderful products, inventions, and growth companies. I just feel like too many people in the process would be 'grabby'.
  • TM
    The-First-James M.
    6 November 2019 @ 18:13
    Some useful information about the current SEC process to open up this area for less affluent but knowledgeable individuals to invest in. However, screams Old Wall Late Cycle product selling, re. the timing of this interview.
  • RV
    Ryan V.
    5 November 2019 @ 11:44
    Imagine unironically buying private equity after October 2019
    • dm
      david m.
      5 November 2019 @ 15:24
      Locking money away for 10 years at all time highs after the longest expansion in history? Seems prudent.
    • AW
      Andrew W.
      6 November 2019 @ 12:55
      PE has way too much money funding way too many bad ideas. Consequence of cheap money. There's good reason these companies are staying private. And now pensions are in it too. No mention of the risks through the entire 25 minutes.
    • JL
      James L.
      6 November 2019 @ 13:24
      learn how to use english properly. unironically sounds like you're 12 years old
  • CL
    Claus L.
    6 November 2019 @ 12:54
    Infomercial without any info.
  • CB
    C B.
    6 November 2019 @ 00:34
    Speaking from personal experience, any private equity intermediary is slathering on their own set of fees that basically render the asset class unattractive. If you are a large institution and have the contacts and bankroll to meet the $10m+ minimum investment in a top tier fund, it's a different story. There are no deals in PE for the little guy.
  • FG
    Flavio G.
    5 November 2019 @ 10:15
    Lots of propaganda. Little depth. The guys don't discuss the lack of accountability and the fake valuations that are taking place in the PE space.
    • PP
      P P.
      5 November 2019 @ 23:08
      The guy was a banker :)
  • HM
    Harold M.
    5 November 2019 @ 21:22
    Another late dated presentation. Is the RV staff on holiday. Please present some material relevant to current market dynamics/activity.
  • TY
    Tobias Y.
    5 November 2019 @ 17:54
    Been a long time since I exited the vid before getting to the end. This did nothing for me.
  • SL
    Seth L.
    5 November 2019 @ 17:30
    Felt like a marketing pitch or a WSJ article. Lacked the typical intellectual depth. Sorry.
  • PU
    Peter U.
    5 November 2019 @ 16:26
    this was more like a commercial for alts and this guys platform than a hard hitting analysis of the state of alts and PE.