News Capability: Benchmarks

Wall Street Journal | NEWS April 2016
Yale Endowment’s Venture Fund Hits Home Run

This article covers Yale University’s venture capital portfolio, which returned over 90% per annum over the last 20 years, the school announced. The article notes that Yale’s endowment portfolio outpaced those tracked in the Cambridge Associates private investment benchmarks. Click here to read the article.
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Wall Street Journal | NEWS March 2016
Funds Flow to Venture Firms

This article examines today’s skyrocketing levels of Venture Capital fundraising – Q1 2015 saw the most funds raised in a quarter since 2000. Cambridge Associates’ Venture Capital Index shows that VC can offer high growth in a low-return environment like the one investors are in today. Click here to read the article.
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PE Hub | NEWS March 2016
Five Questions with Keirsten Lawton, Managing Director

In this Q&A, Cambridge Associates Managing Director and co-head of US private equity research Keirsten Lawton explains why, in Q3 2015, Cambridge’s U.S. PE Index saw its first negative return since 2012. Lawton largely ascribes the performance to energy-price declines feeding through to the PE market. Read the article here.
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Private Equity News | NEWS March 2016
U.S. Private Equity Posts First Negative Returns in Three Years

Article describes U.S. private equity returns in Q3 2015, the first quarter of negative returns since Q2 2012. The Q3 2015 U.S. Private Equity and Venture Capital Benchmark Commentary reports the quarter’s returns, and explains that the losses in the quarter were, in large part, due to an 11.9% decline among energy investments. Read the article here…
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