ALTERNATIVES

Preqin: Private equity, infrastructure assets grow; real estate drops 2%

Private equity assets grew 4% to $2.49 trillion in the six months ended June 30, up from $2.39 trillion as of Dec. 31, 2015, according to data released on Tuesday by alternative investment research firm Preqin.

The industry has more than doubled in size since 2006 when there were $1.16 trillion in global private equity assets.

Separately, the global infrastructure industry has $373 billion as of June 30, up 15% from $325 billion as of Dec. 31, and the real estate industry’s global AUM dropped 2% to $795 billion as of June 30 from $808 billion at year-end 2015.