Private vs public equity

Public companies are listed on stock exchanges – such as the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) or the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) – and they may have millions of investors who all own a share in the company. These shares can be traded on a daily, or even intra-day, basis.

In contrast, private companies are privately owned, generally by a concentrated set of owners, and they have very different characteristics and growth prospects as outlined below.




Schroders has a 20 year track record of delivering strong and consistent private equity returns. The Schroder Specialist Private Equity Fund provides investors with access to the often hard-to-reach global private equity markets. The fund offers the opportunity for enhanced returns, diversification and can smooth volatility.

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