Cambridge: Private equity LPs received most-ever distributions last year

By Chris Witkowsky — 1 year ago

Limited partners in private equity funds received the largest total of distributions last year in the history of the Cambridge Associates benchmark. LPs in venture capital funds received the second largest payout since 2000. Cambridge’s private equity index rose 20.6 percent last year, while the venture capital index increased 27.2 percent, its best annual performance in 15 years.


Venture capital fund performance continues to make gains

By Angela Sormani — 1 year ago

Venture capital fund performance continued to make gains across most time horizons as of December 31, 2013, according to the National Venture Capital Association’s performance benchmark, the Cambridge Associates LLC U.S Venture Capital Index®. The quarterly, 1-, 3-, 5- and 10-year horizons all showed higher returns with the 15-year horizon down from the previous quarter and the 20-year horizon unchanged.


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

By Angela Sormani — 2 years ago

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.


Private Equity Overhang Drops Sharply, Cambridge Finds

By Mark Boslet — 2 years ago

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.