Allocations from public pension plans to private equity funds stayed strong in 2021 with over $84.3 billion in reported commitments. While the total came in just under the $85.3 billion reported in 2020, the number of commitments reported increased 13%, from 1,063 to 1,197. Allocations were reported from 146 allocators in 2021, a 5% increase from the previous year signaling that plans who sat out the 2020 vintage are returning to the market and putting capital to work in the asset class.
In December 2021, users of Market Lens accessed 2,370 unique private equity and private debt documents. Market Lens is a searchable database of intelligence, documents, and mandates from more than 8,000 public and corporate pension plans. Investment recommendations were the most popular type of document and represented 31.6% of all document views in the month.
According to confirmed data and projections from Nasdaq eVestment, 133 buyout funds will be in market fundraising for a first close between Q1 and Q4 2022. Data on confirmed funds is sourced from fundraising GPs and trusted media outlets while projected funds are determined using proprietary analysis of historical vintage year, fund size, and commitment pacing data.
Katey Bogue, Head of Private Fund Solutions at Nasdaq, joins Ariel Babcock of FCLTGlobal and Jen Choi from ILPA on Nasdaq TradeTalks to discuss how they are driving Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) data transparency in the private markets.
In an effort to improve transparency and disclosure standardization across the industry, Nasdaq recently announced a new initiative to collect and make available private fund manager diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) data through the eVestment platform.
Katey Bogue, Head of Private Fund Solutions at Nasdaq, recently sat down with Jess Larsen for a conversation about private credit and his professional journey in the industry.
Jess is the Founder & CEO of Briarcliffe Credit Partners, a placement agent exclusively dedicated to private credit. In their conversation Jess offers his views on the current market climate for private credit and shares the Five P’s of Fundraising that are integral to Briarcliffe’s fundraising strategy.
As demand for access to private markets funds from institutional investors continues to grow, a notable trend has appeared to help meet that demand: “Non-flagship” fund capital raising.
For LPs, investing in non-flagship funds offers the opportunity to build deeper relationships and partnerships with a concentrated list of firms they already know well or, alternatively, the opportunity to get their foot in the door at hard to access GPs.
Strong boards of directors are vital to helping companies maintain a longer-term focus while executing on shorter-term priorities. A board’s unique position atop the organization allows it to shape corporate culture while guiding long-term strategy through a mix of encouragement, skepticism, and guidance. This role is consistent regardless of the ownership structure of the company—be it publicly held or privately controlled.
Katey Bogue, Head of Private Fund Solutions at Nasdaq, recently spoke with Sarah Keohane Williamson, CEO of FCLTGlobal, about the importance of adding boardroom diversity at the portfolio-company level and Sarah shares some insights from FCLTGlobal’s latest research report, The Missing Element of PE: Creating Long-term Value Through Portfolio Company Board Diversity.
Nasdaq Private Fund Solutions hosted a virtual event which featured several content sessions designed to help LPs and GPs navigate the complexities of today’s private markets. In the keynote panel of the event, Nasdaq’s head of Private Fund Solutions, Katey Bogue spoke with leading institutional investors from Desjardins Group and Nykredit Asset Management about ESG.