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06 Oct

Predicting Top Quartile Private Equity Performance

Predicting Top Quartile Private Equity Performance Predicting Top Quartile Private Equity Performance October 6th, 2017 “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 private equity? According to a number of research studies on the asset class, extremely. One of [...]
29 Sep

Quantifying the Impact of Investors’ Skill on Private Equity Portfolio Returns

Quantifying the Impact of Investors’ Skill on Private Equity Portfolio Returns Quantifying the Impact of Investors’ Skill on Private Equity Portfolio Returns September 29th, 2017 While all institutional investors strive to predict and select top quartile private equity funds, there is a significant cost of missing out on these funds. According to various research studies, [...]
13 Sep
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Investor and Consultants’ Outlook for Private Markets Strategies

Investor and Consultants’ Outlook for Private Markets Strategies Investor and Consultants’ Outlook for Private Markets Strategies September 13th, 2017 Private markets strategies have been attracting unprecedented interest from institutional investors in recent years, but how are current market conditions and macro factors influencing their future investment decisions and allocations? Using information sourced from documents available [...]
12 Jul

US Pension Plans’ Private Markets Activity – June 2017 Recap

US Pension Plans’ Private Markets Activity – June 2017 Recap US Pension Plans’ Private Markets Activity – June 2017 Recap July 12th, 2017 Derived from intelligence available in eVestment Private Markets each month eVestment highlights the top news and activities of US public pension plans across private markets strategies. Here’s a recap and summary of [...]
23 Mar

Survey: Majority of Investors Still Face Difficulties in Private Markets Due Diligence

Survey: Majority of Investors Still Face Difficulties in Private Markets Due Diligence Survey: Majority of Investors Still Face Difficulties in Private Markets Due Diligence March 23rd, 2017 Despite a modest improvement from 2016, 60% of respondents in the just-released 2017 eVestment Private Markets Investors & Consultants Due Diligence survey stated they still find the comparative analysis of [...]
06 Mar

Better Leverage Private Equity Performance Analytics

Better Leverage Private Equity Performance Analytics Better Leverage Private Equity Performance Analytics March 6th, 2017 As the Chief Financial Officer of a private equity firm, one of your many responsibilities is facilitating the analysis and communication of your funds’ performance. The insights this data can reveal are more important than ever to your colleagues, stakeholders [...]
09 Feb

The Role of Alternatives in Institutional Investor Portfolios

The Role of Alternatives in Institutional Investor Portfolios The Role of Alternatives in Institutional Investor Portfolios February 9th, 2017 Institutional investors and consultants are struggling to meet historical returns figures through traditional investments such as equity and fixed income and so have increased their allocations to alternatives. According to a 2016 study from Willis Towers Watson, the [...]
17 Apr

Best Practices for Private Equity Investor Relations Professionals

Best Practices for Private Equity Investor Relations Professionals Best Practices for Private Equity Investor Relations Professionals April 17, 2016 As one of the leading sources of data and analytics for the private markets industry, eVestment Private Markets works with hundreds of GPs and LPs during their respective fundraising and fund investing processes. In doing so, [...]