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21 Aug

Predicting Top Quartile Private Equity Performance

Predicting Top Quartile Private Equity Performance “Past performance is not an indicator of future results.”   A well-known, well-used adage in the investment world, but how applicable is it to top quartile private equity funds? According to a number of research studies on the asset class, extremely. One of the first studies to investigate the [...]
20 Aug
Three ways Market Lens gives GPs an unfair competitive advantage in investor relations & fundraising

Three ways Market Lens gives GPs an unfair competitive advantage in investor relations & fundraising

Three ways Market Lens gives GPs an unfair competitive advantage in investor relations & fundraising by Andrés Ramos, Content Marketing Specialist - eVestment Private Markets Having an information advantage over your competitors is crucial in any industry, regardless of the product or service being sold. This adage rings especially true in the private markets, where [...]
06 Aug
Desjardins

Client Case Study: Desjardins Group Pension Plan

Client Case Study: How Desjardins outgrew the consultant model and enhanced their internal due diligence capabilities with TopQ+ by Andrés Ramos, Content Marketing Specialist - eVestment Private Markets This blog post highlights one of common stories we hear from Limited Partners: they need better tools to get to the data they need. Read on to [...]
31 Jul

Institutional Insights: LP feedback for fundraising GPs

Institutional Insights: LP feedback for fundraising GPs by Andrés Ramos, Content Marketing Specialist - eVestment Private Markets In a recent piece, Private Equity International asked a group of experienced institutional investors to give advice to private markets fund managers who are trying to fundraise from them. We’ve highlighted some of that advice here, with three [...]
10 Jul

Pursuing Persistence in the Private Markets

Pursuing Persistence in the Private Markets The debate around persistence of returns in private markets has persisted longer than returns themselves depending on which side you believe. One oversight of this debate, however, is that nearly all the research has been focused on the firm-level. The question of persistence has become, “Do top quartile funds’ successors also go on to be top quartile?”   McKinsey carried out research on this topic in [...]
30 Jun

The Denominator Effect – How volatility and market turmoil in the public markets have impacted fundraising in the private markets

The Denominator Effect – How volatility and market turmoil in the public markets have impacted fundraising in the private markets  by Andrés Ramos, Content Marketing Specialist - eVestment Private Markets The Denominator Effect occurs when the value of one portion of portfolio decreases drastically and pulls down the overall value of the portfolio. As a result, any segments of portfolio, which did not decrease in value, now represent a large percent [...]
24 Jun

20/20: Private Markets Fundraising in Focus – Webinar Takeaways

20/20: Private Markets Fundraising in Focus - Webinar Takeaways by Andrés Ramos, Content Marketing Specialist - eVestment Private Markets This week eVestment Private Markets released a new webinar 20/20: Private Markets Fundraising in Focus. Using data sourced through eVestment's Market Lens, the briefing focused on fundraising for Private Equity and Debt funds from public pension plan investors. The webinar [...]
12 Jun

Real Estate in focus: 2020 fundraising to date

Real Estate in focus: 2020 fundraising to date  by Andrés Ramos, Content Marketing Specialist - eVestment Private Markets Each month eVestment Private Markets collects and aggregates commitment data from public pension plan investors across Private Equity, Private Debt, Real Estate, and Real Assets to understand the investor appetite for each asset class. The compiled data is [...]
09 Jun

Understanding Private Fund Return Concentration with Return Curve Analysis

Understanding Private Fund Return Concentration with Return Curve Analysis     by Andrés Ramos, Content Marketing Specialist - eVestment Private Markets The return curve is a data visualization technique that, when applied to a private markets fund or track record, acts as a powerful tool to help identify how value has been created. It plots the percent contribution of each deal to the [...]