16 Mar

Don’t Panic: The Emerging Private Equity Manager’s Mini-Guide to the Fundraising Galaxy

Launching, or closing out a capital raise in the coming year may seem daunting, but with the right insights, preparation, and planning you can maximize the likelihood of success for your firm. This mini-guide is designed to provide key insights on some of the ways an emerging GP can research the investor and consultant market to maximize their chances of closing new commitments.

28 Feb
Nasdaq Private Fund Trends Report

Three takeaways from the Nasdaq Private Fund Trends Report 21/22

Nasdaq Private Fund Solutions recently published the Nasdaq Private Fund Trends Report 21/22 which explores the top private markets themes from 2021 as well as public pension plan commitment activity from across the various private markets asset classes.

The report highlights the top GPs and LP allocators from the year while also delivering forward-looking insights on private markets fundraising in 2022.

Here are three key takeaways.

22 Feb

The Top Quartile: In Conversation with Shar Kassam

Katey Bogue, Head of Private Fund Solutions at Nasdaq, recently sat down with Shar Kassam, COO of Nasdaq Asset Owner Solutions, for a conversation about emerging managers in the private markets. Shar previously served as Deputy CIO at Texas ERS where she conducted due diligence for manager recommendations in public equity, private equity, and hedge funds, including those that were part of pension plan’s emerging manager program.

16 Feb
private markets DEI data

Free Access to Private Markets DEI Data Now Available

Nasdaq is proud to announce that qualifying investors can now receive free access to private fund manager diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) data via the Nasdaq eVestment platform. The release of this data will increase transparency for asset owners who are increasingly looking for visibility into the DEI efforts of private fund managers, enabling them to view DEI data firm-by-firm.

07 Feb
Top PE managers for public plans

Top 10 Private Equity Managers for Public Plans in 2021

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.

21 Jan
Apollo Ares Presentation deck

Apollo and Ares presentation decks among the most-read documents in December 2021

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.