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28 Aug

StepStone Group becomes the latest private markets investment company to target an IPO

Industry Insights StepStone Group becomes the latest private markets investment company to target an IPO by Andrés Ramos, Content Marketing Specialist - eVestment Private Markets On Monday, August 24, 2020, private markets consulting firm StepStone Group filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch a $100 million IPO. The firm plans to list [...]
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

Investor Relations 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 [...]
31 Jul

Institutional Insights: LP feedback for fundraising GPs

Industry InsightsInvestor Relations 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 [...]
22 Jul

How investor demands and growing data sets are brewing a perfect storm for GPs

Investor RelationsOperations Excellence How investor demands and growing data sets are brewing a perfect storm for GPs  by Andrés Ramos, Content Marketing Specialist - eVestment Private Markets Data requests from investors are nothing new for private fund managers. Quarter-end requests for completed templates and ad hoc requests are all part of the job for finance and [...]
10 Jul

Pursuing Persistence in the Private Markets

Industry InsightsOperations Excellence 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 [...]
30 Jun

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

Fund Investor InsightsIndustry Insights 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 [...]
24 Jun

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

Industry InsightsInvestor Relations 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 [...]
12 Jun

Real Estate in focus: 2020 fundraising to date

Industry InsightsInvestor Relations 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 [...]