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20 Apr

Why top quartile is more than a buzzword for LPs

Industry InsightsOperations Excellence Why top quartile is more than a buzzword for LPs by Andrés Ramos, Content Marketing Specialist – eVestment Private Markets Earlier this year, an article in Private Equity International posed the question:   “Do investors receive a premium for illiquidity?”  The piece focused on Jonathan Ford’s controversial position that while private equity had historically delivered outperformance compared to public markets (specifically, the S&P 500), since 2006 limited partners (“LPs”) had not [...]
08 Apr

Preparing for the unexpected – workplace flexibility

Industry InsightsOperations Excellence Preparing for the unexpected - workplace flexibility April 3rd by Andrés Ramos, Content Marketing Specialist – eVestment Private Markets This March, in a matter of weeks (and in some cases just days) the concept of “going to work” changed radically for the majority of knowledge workers in the northern hemisphere. The coronavirus pandemic that has spread across the globe has forced many firms including those operating in the private markets to adopt a distributed work [...]
02 Apr

Office Insights: Three key findings from the Work-Life Balance Report

Industry InsightsOperations Excellence Office Insights: Three key findings from the Work-Life Balance Report  April 2nd by Andrés Ramos, Content Marketing Specialist – eVestment Private Markets eVestment Private Markets and asset management consultancy MJ Hudson have teamed up to produce The Work-Life Balance Report. The report’s findings, based on the results of a survey of over 300 global private markets professionals, offers a comprehensive look [...]
31 Mar

Private markets insights on COVID-19

Industry InsightsInvestor Relations Private markets insights on COVID-19 March 31st, 2020 by Andrés Ramos, Content Marketing Specialist - eVestment Private Markets “What will be the lasting economic impact be of this global pandemic?”   “How does this affect 2020 fundraising?”  “Should I still be contacting LPs?”  Questions like these are on the minds of private markets professionals across the globe. The only certainty for [...]
12 Feb

2019 Public Plan Commitments at a Glance – Private Equity & Private Debt

Industry InsightsInvestor Relations 2019 Public Plan Commitments at a Glance – Private Equity & Private Debt February 12th, 2020 by Andres Ramos, Content Marketing Specialist - eVestment Private Markets Each month, eVestment Private Markets crunches the numbers on public pensions’ reported commitments to private funds, digs into notable activity, and produces the Private Markets Monthly [...]
07 Feb

Sights and sounds from the industry: eVestment Private Markets’ Takeaways from the PEI COOs & CFOs Forum

Industry InsightsOperations Excellence Sights & Sounds from the Industry - PEI CFOs & COOs Forum 2020  February 6th, 2020 by Andrés Ramos, Content Marketing Specialist - eVestment Private Markets To kick off the 2020 conference circuit, members of the eVestment Private Markets team attended the PEI CFOs & COOs Forum in New York. The two-day [...]
18 Nov

Public Plan LP Reported PE Commitments Hit New Monthly Record in 2019

Industry InsightsInvestor Relations Public Plan LP Reported Commitments Hit New Monthly Record in 2019 November 18th, 2019 by Cameron Nicol, Senior Marketing Manager - eVestment Private Markets Thirty public pension plans tracked by eVestment reported a total of 105 commitments to private equity investments in September, totaling $9.13 billion, according to the latest eVestment Private [...]
10 Oct

Qualitative Due Diligence: The LP Perspective

Fund Investor InsightsIndustry Insights Qualitative Due Diligence: The LP Perspective October 10th, 2019 by Graeme Faulds, Director of Product - eVestment Private Markets Our 2019 eVestment Private Markets Due Diligence Survey explored the importance institutional investors and consultants placed on a variety of their qualitative due diligence practices. The most important aspect of qualitative due [...]
18 Sep

Another Day, Another Dollar: Blackstone Breaks Fundraise Record Yet Again with $26 Billion Private Equity Fund

Industry Insights Another Day, Another Dollar: Blackstone Breaks Fundraise Record Yet Again with $26 Billion Private Equity Fund September 19, 2019 by Cameron Nicol, Senior Marketing Manager - eVestment Private Markets As one of the original and largest players in the alternative assets space, the power, prowess and reach of Blackstone has never come into [...]