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September 2016

Global ex US PE/VC Benchmark Commentary

Caryn Slotsky

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During first quarter 2016, in USD terms, the Cambridge Associates LLC Global ex US Developed Markets Private Equity and Venture Capital Index returned 4.5% and the Cambridge Associates Emerging Markets Private Equity and Venture Capital Index returned 0.2%. The euro strengthened a bit from the end of 2015 to the end of the first quarter, helping to boost returns measured in US dollars. Non-US public indexes tracking companies in developed markets generally suffered losses, while those in emerging markets produced strong returns in the first quarter.