Benchmarks

April 2018
US PE / VC Benchmark Commentary: Third Quarter 2017

Over the first nine months of 2017, US private equity quarterly returns were more consistent than those for US venture capital, as indicated by the Cambridge Associates LLC benchmark indexes of the two alternative asset classes. In third quarter 2017, the Cambridge Associates LLC US Private Equity Index® returned 3.9%, matching or beating the previous two quarters to bring its year-to-date return to 11.7%. The Cambridge Associates LLC US Venture Capital Index® returned 3.2% for third quarter, an increase from a weak second quarter; the venture index’s year-to-date performance was 8.1%. In the public markets, the Russell 2000® (small cap) and the tech-heavy Nasdaq outperformed the S&P 500 during the quarter. Figure 1 depicts performance for the private asset classes compared to the public markets. Cambridge Associates’ mPME calculation is a private-to-public comparison that seeks to replicate private investment performance under public market conditions.
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April 2018
Clean Tech Company Performance Statistics 2017 Q3

Our Clean Tech Company Performance Statistics report evaluates the gross company-level performance of approximately 1,500 investments in more than 800 clean tech companies. These are updated on a quarterly basis, so we invite you to sign up to receive them in your inbox.
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April 2018
Private Equity and Venture Capital Impact Investing Benchmark Statistics 2017 Q3

Cambridge Associates and the Global Impact Investing Network have collaborated to create the Private Equity and Venture Capital Impact Investing Benchmark. These benchmark statistics are based on data compiled from 69 funds, including fully liquidated partnerships, formed between 1998 and 2014 and invested with the intent to create positive social impacts. This report gives you…
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April 2018
Real Assets Impact Investing Indexes and Benchmark Statistics 2017 Q3

Cambridge Associates and the Global Impact Investing Network have collaborated to create the Real Assets Impact Investing Benchmark. These benchmark statistics are based on data compiled from 58 funds, including fully liquidated partnerships, formed between 1997 and 2015 and invested with the intent to create positive social and/or environmental impacts. This report gives you access…
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April 2018
Australia Private Equity and Venture Capital Benchmark Statistics 2017 Q3

Our Australia index and benchmark statistics are based on data compiled from 69 private equity and 27 venture capital funds investing in Australia and New Zealand, including fully liquidated partnerships, formed between 1997 and 2016. This report gives you access to extensive data, including fund index analysis and fund since inception analysis. These are updated…
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April 2018
Ex U.S. Developed and Emerging Markets Private Equity and Venture Capital 2017 Q3

Our Ex U.S. Developed Markets and Emerging Markets Private Equity & Venture Capital index and benchmark statistics are based on data compiled from more than 1,500 institutional-quality private equity and venture capital funds formed between 1986 and 2017. This report gives you access to extensive data, including fund index analysis and fund since inception analysis.…
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April 2018
Buyout and Growth Equity 2017 Q3

Our Buyout & Growth Equity index and benchmark statistics are based on data compiled from more than 2,000 institutional-quality global buyout and growth equity funds formed between 1986 and 2017. This report gives you access to extensive data, including fund index analysis and fund since inception analysis. These are updated on a quarterly basis, so…
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April 2018
Real Estate 2017 Q3

Our Real Estate index and benchmark statistics are based on data compiled from more than 900 institutional-quality real estate funds formed between 1986 and 2017. This report gives you access to extensive data, including fund index analysis and fund since inception analysis. These are updated on a quarterly basis, so we invite you to sign…
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April 2018
U.S. Private Equity 2017 Q3

Our U.S. Private Equity index and benchmark statistics are based on data compiled from more than 1,400 institutional-quality buyout, growth equity, private equity energy, and subordinated capital funds formed between 1986 and 2017. This report gives you access to extensive data, including fund index analysis and fund since inception analysis. These are updated on a…
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April 2018
U.S. Venture Capital 2017 Q3

Our U.S. Venture Capital index and benchmark statistics are based on data compiled from over 1,700 institutional-quality venture capital funds formed between 1981 and 2017. This report gives you access to extensive data, including fund index analysis and fund since inception analysis. These are updated on a quarterly basis, so we invite you to sign…
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