Private fund managers often justify their fees by pointing to their track records and claiming that by investing in private companies they are delivering superior returns that are uncorrelated to public markets. But according to research from Vanguard using data from 1980 through 2012, only the top quartile of private equity returns have materially outperformed public markets.
Public market equivalent (PME) analysis gives context to a fund manager’s performance by comparing it against a public market index. It provides a more measurable, continuous benchmark compared to blind pool peer performance datasets.
eVestment Private Markets and its suite of SaaS-based solutions for GPs, LPs, and advisors is now officially part of Nasdaq Private Fund Solutions.
Nasdaq Private Fund Solutions is a technology-enabled ecosystem of portfolio analytics & services, market intelligence, and fund secondaries solutions built to empower GPs and LPs as they navigate increasing complexity across the investment lifecycle.
Verger Capital Management uses TopQ+ to enhance their due diligence process and derive meaningful information from data.
Each month, eVestment aggregates reported commitments from the public pension plan investors tracked by our market intelligence tool, Market Lens, to provide insights on the asset classes and fund managers to which and to whom these investors are committing capital.
With data through Q1-21 now collected, the March 2021 report highlighted a bumper quarter for private equity appetite from this investor group compared to Q1-20 – only to be outshone by private debt activity.
On March 26, 2021, Callan met with their client North Dakota State Investment Board (SIB) to discuss the results of their In-State Private Markets Program manager search. The document covered in the meeting was among the most viewed in April by Market Lens users.
Diversity & inclusion initiatives are among the top priorities for fund managers in today’s private markets. In EY’s 2021 Global Private Equity Survey, over 70% of private equity managers surveyed said they have launched either documented or informal D&I initiatives.
Each year on April 22 we celebrate Earth Day, a day that serves primarily to bring attention to the impact that humans have on our planet and the importance of environmental protection.
Reducing carbon emissions is a consistent theme of Earth Day and we want to take the opportunity this year to highlight three pension plans that are working to do just that by expanding their allocations to renewable energy.
In this video we sit down with Sasha Jensen, founder & CEO of Jensen Partners to learn more about recent trends in private markets hiring and the progress being made on diversity and inclusion in the industry.
In this on-demand webcast we debrief public pension plan commitment activity through the first few months of the year, examine LP strategic plans for insights on how investors plan to commit capital through the rest of 2021, and explore consultant outlooks to understand market sentiment on various private markets strategies.
The valuation bridge is a key tool for understanding the value creation of a private equity fund. But despite its valuable insights, the bridge is often categorized as an “LP-only” tool and not widely used by GPs. In the ever evolving and competitive fundraising landscape, GPs who fail to understand their valuation bridge and proactively utilize it as an analytics tool are missing an opportunity to create compelling narratives about their strategy and risk being unprepared for questions from potential investors.