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October 2015

US PE/VC Benchmark Commentary

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US private equity and venture capital earned solid returns during first quarter 2015, outpacing the S&P 500 but trailing the Russell 2000® small-cap index. First quarter’s 2.6% return for the Cambridge Associates LLC US Private Equity Index® was an improvement over its 0.8% performance in the previous quarter while the 3.8% return for the Cambridge Associates LLC US Venture Capital Index® was a 6.1 ppt drop from results in the prior quarter.