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29 Sep

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

Analytics Best PracticesFund Investor Insights 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. [...]
13 Sep
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Investor and Consultants’ Outlook for Private Markets Strategies

Investor Relations 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 [...]
10 Aug

US Pensions’ Private Markets Activity – July 2017 – Semi-Annual Program Reports

US Pensions’ Private Markets Activity – July 2017 – Semi-Annual Program Reports US Pensions’ Private Markets Activity – July 2017 – Semi-Annual Program Reports August 10th, 2017 Derived from the Market Intelligence offered by eVestment Private Markets, this post outlines some of the top news and activities of US public pension plans across their private [...]
18 Jul

Fund Terms, Due Diligence and Transparency in a Hot Private Equity Fundraising Market

Fund Investor Insights Fund Terms, Due Diligence and Transparency in a Hot Private Equity Fundraising Market Fund Terms, Due Diligence and Transparency in a Hot Private Equity Fundraising Market July 18th, 2017 The combination of a low interest rate environment and record distributions from private fund managers in recent years has not just piqued institutional [...]
23 Mar

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

Fund Investor Insights 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 [...]
06 Mar

Better Leverage Private Equity Performance Analytics

Fund Investor Insights 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 [...]
09 Feb

The Role of Alternatives in Institutional Investor Portfolios

Fund Investor Insights 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 [...]