Solid returns for ex U.S. developed markets PE and VC funds

Private equity funds that invest primarily in developed ex U.S. markets, and those that focus on emerging markets, started the second half of 2013 with solid returns in the third period. Both alternative asset classes generated positive returns for the quarter ending September 30, 2013, with investments in developed markets outperforming those in emerging markets for the period. Returns for funds in both asset classes were up from the prior quarter, according to global institutional investment firm Cambridge Associates.

Top 10 sign blue white shutterstock_102171166
228 Views

Top 10 posts of the week

Trending on peHUB this week: CalPERS, OMERS, JP Morgan Chase, Russell Investments, HGGC, MassPRIM, Cambridge, TPG Capital, dry powder, VC returns, PE jobs and direct investing.

data stream shutterstock_104783216
858 Views

Thomson Reuters partners with Cambridge Associates on benchmark data

Thomson Reuters has struck a deal with consulting firm Cambridge Associates to provide the latter’s private equity benchmarking data to subscribers of the Thomson Reuters Eikon service. Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB) and its predecessors, including Venture Economics, collected and published buyout and venture capital return data and statistics for more than two decades.

coffee

peHUB First Read

This Tuesday morning find out all about Cambridge Associates being sued over performance calculation; life science companies that are built to last and a new PE fund from LionGold.

Profit Arrow

Venture Performance Improves

Venture funds are doing better lately — posting bigger gains on investments and returning more capital to limited partners, according to the Cambridge Associates LLC U.S. Venture Capital Index.

race

The Good News: PE and VC Funds Outpaced Public Equities in Q4

It’s cause for celebration, if only a little. According to the newest data out of Cambridge Associates, U.S. private equity and venture capital funds bested public equities in the fourth quarter of last year, returning 3.5 percent and 1.2 percent, respectively. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq, the Russell 2000, and the S&P 500 all showed negative returns in comparison.

Private Equity Overhang Drops Sharply, Cambridge Finds

The private equity overhang dropped substantially in the past three years, according to research by Cambridge Associates. The overhang – uncalled capital available for investment – declined from a peak of $445 billion at the end of 2009 to about $325 billion by the end of 2012, according to a report from Cambridge. A variety of factors explain the decline.

PEHUB Community

Join the 12493 members of peHUB to make connections, share your opinion, and follow your favorite authors.

Join the Community

Psst! Got any hot tips?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Look Who’s Tweeting

Reuters VC and PE feed

RSS Feed Widget

Groups