Our performance indexes are widely considered to be some of the most comprehensive benchmarks for private investments.
The underlying information that contributes to the quality and integrity of our data is sourced directly from the quarterly financial statements and annual audited financial statements provided to us by private investment funds. We construct our index returns using the underlying cash flows and NAVs for each fund and portfolio company, which then drives a full suite of performance metrics. We maintain this data in our proprietary database, tracking the performance of thousands of private funds and their underlying private equity and venture capital investment positions.
We report global private investments performance data by region and vintage, and release aggregate statistics to both our clients and participating fund managers on a quarterly basis. Our investment professionals use this data, along with their private investments expertise, to share unique insights with our clients.
Participation in our benchmarks provides managers with many benefits including:
- Comparative Data. Participating managers receive copies of our quarterly benchmark reports for their respective asset classes — free of charge.
- Marketing Effectiveness. Managers have the ability to use our benchmark data, if cited appropriately, in their marketing materials.
- Rankings. We can provide managers with their funds’ rankings within their vintage year by IRR and Multiples.
- Increased Exposure. Participating funds are added to our internal database, thereby increasing a manager’s exposure and visibility to our investment teams. Funds can also be added to our research platform, providing our extensive client base with detailed information on managers and funds.