Private fund managers often justify their fees by pointing to their track records and claiming that by investing in private companies they are delivering superior returns that are uncorrelated to public markets. But according to research from Vanguard using data from 1980 through 2012, only the top quartile of private equity returns have materially outperformed public markets.
Public market equivalent (PME) analysis gives context to a fund manager’s performance by comparing it against a public market index. It provides a more measurable, continuous benchmark compared to blind pool peer performance datasets.
Verger Capital Management uses TopQ+ to enhance their due diligence process and derive meaningful information from data.
Each month, eVestment aggregates reported commitments from the public pension plan investors tracked by our market intelligence tool, Market Lens, to provide insights on the asset classes and fund managers to which and to whom these investors are committing capital.
With data through Q1-21 now collected, the March 2021 report highlighted a bumper quarter for private equity appetite from this investor group compared to Q1-20 – only to be outshone by private debt activity.
On March 26, 2021, Callan met with their client North Dakota State Investment Board (SIB) to discuss the results of their In-State Private Markets Program manager search. The document covered in the meeting was among the most viewed in April by Market Lens users.
Each year on April 22 we celebrate Earth Day, a day that serves primarily to bring attention to the impact that humans have on our planet and the importance of environmental protection.
Reducing carbon emissions is a consistent theme of Earth Day and we want to take the opportunity this year to highlight three pension plans that are working to do just that by expanding their allocations to renewable energy.
In this on-demand webcast we debrief public pension plan commitment activity through the first few months of the year, examine LP strategic plans for insights on how investors plan to commit capital through the rest of 2021, and explore consultant outlooks to understand market sentiment on various private markets strategies.
Released last week by eVestment, Consultant Outlooks: 2021 is an aggregated look the capital markets assumptions compiled from six industry consultants. Aon, Callan, Meketa, NEPC, Verus, and Wilshire. Sourced from eVestment Market Lens from December 2020 through February 2021, the data offers a look into what these six top consultants expect to see in the private markets.
Each month, thousands of documents are added and viewed on eVestment’s Market Lens platform. In February, one of the most viewed documents was a Private Markets Pacing Analysis presentation from consultant RVK for Vermont Pension Investment Committee (VPIC). VPIC is responsible for administering the assets of the public employees of the state of Vermont and is an active in the private markets.
2020 proved to be a mixed bag for the private markets in terms of fundraising. While some asset classes thrived, others struggled mightily to deal with the impact of the pandemic. Within private debt, so called dislocation funds saw a surge in interest as LPs looked for opportunistic investment opportunities.
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.