While private fund managers domiciled in the United States continue to be the most common destination for capital among US-based public pension plans, 2020 data from eVestment Market Lens highlights that Europe remains a key region for investment for North American investors. Even in a year of travel bans.
According to the year-end edition of our eVestment Private Markets Monthly Monitor, private debt saw $33.7 billion in reported commitments from 79 different public pension plans in 2020, a 31% increase from the segment’s final 2019 figure. The 2020 total was comprised of 319 commitments representing a 46% increase compared 2019.
Our newly published report, detailing commitments reported by public pension plans to private funds through 2020, uncovers that 120 plans reported commitments of $83.1 billion to private equity funds in the year. The total represents a 20% increase from the 2019 full year figure and shows that institutional investors were able to adapt to digital due diligence and push forward with commitment pacing plans.
New data from eVestment Private Markets: Published February 9, 2021, the year-end edition of the eVestment Private Markets Monthly Monitor found that public plans investors committed $154.6 billion to private funds in 2020. The amounted to a 2% increase from the previous year’s mark and indicate that pension plans were not afraid to put capital to work during the pandemic.
Last year a staggering 74% of CFO respondents in EY’s 2020 Global Private Equity Survey cited “employee productivity and engagement” as their top talent management priority. These response and the broader survey, which was released before the COVID-19 crisis became a global pandemic, offer insight into what CFOs hoped to accomplish in 2020.
As a leading source of data and analytics for the private markets, eVestment Private Markets works with hundreds of GPs and LPs during their respective fundraising and fund investing processes. In doing so, we gain a unique perspective on both sides of the equation, and in today’s volatile fundraising environment, this insight is more important than ever.
As a Senior Investment Officer at the Office of the New York City Comptroller, Eneasz Kadziela, CFA, CAIA is part of a team that is responsible for advising and monitoring the private equity portfolio of the five New York City retirement systems who are in aggregate $229 billion in assets and benefit the public employees, teachers, firefighters, and police of New York City
A change of government leadership in the United States almost always means an accompanying change in economic policy and initiatives. At the portfolio company-level, private markets fund managers are deeply entrenched in virtually all sectors of the economy, so one way or another, new administrations mean an impact on investor portfolios.
With 2020 behind us and digital due diligence & fundraising now the norm, fund managers need every insight and advantage available to them to rise above their virtual competition and win commitments. One advantage, at the disposal of eVestment Market Lens users, is access public pension plan portfolio reviews. These documents, produced by internal investment teams or the investor’s consultants, are a look behind the curtain at the inner workings of an institutional-level investment program