Unlocking the Potential
of Private Capital Data
Burgiss provides essential private capital data and analytics for thoughtful investors. With over three decades of experience and the world’s largest research quality private capital data set, Burgiss’ singular focus on private capital has set standards for the industry while allowing investors to be more knowledgeable about their portfolios on a daily basis.
Burgiss has offices in the U.S., Europe, and South Africa, with headquarters in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The choice of hundreds of institutional investors worldwide, Private i is a rapidly-evolving private-cloud-based platform expressly designed for private capital investors. Now fully integrated across a wide array of data and tools, the Private i platform helps investment, risk, and operations teams accurately monitor, measure, and report on their private capital portfolios.
For over 20 years, institutional investors have come to Burgiss to provide the data they need, including holdings transparency and performance data, gathered from source documents, enriched with research and harmonized with identity services, and classification systems. This, data is the key to understanding composition, risk, and key drivers of value.
The Burgiss Manager Universe, the world’s largest repository of research-quality data, is based on the transactional history of over 9,100 private capital funds across the full spectrum of private capital strategies, including private equity, private debt, and real assets. Sourced from Limited Partners, the Burgiss Manager Universe powers policy benchmarks, risk and cash flow models for institutional clients worldwide.
Our team of PhDs and our trove of high-quality private capital data are the key to bespoke research service engagements with clients, leveraging detailed statistical and econometric models, data and research expertise.
News & Events
In this new research paper we advance the discussion and describe a recommended approach for constructing a composite private capital benchmark, emphasizing the importance of pooled measures. In it, we also propose a methodology for computing portfolio ranks, which allows the generation of a report containing both pooled and rank measures at all levels of a reporting hierarchy.
Burgiss is pleased to be the leading sponsor of the SuperReturn U.S. East conference in Boston, MA, June 10-12.
Now in it’s tenth year, SuperReturn is well known for it’s high-quality and informative agenda as well as its networking opportunities for GP’s, LPS’s, and service providers alike. This year’s conference is expected to host over 450 attendees. Come hear us at the conference, visit us at our booth or schedule a private meeting with team. We’re looking forward to seeing you.
We are thrilled to announce that this past weekend we achieved a major milestone by finishing the upgrade of our entire client base, a project that was years in the planning and execution. This technical feat was done entirely over the course of many, many long weekends. With this conversion now behind us, we are focused on putting all of our time and energy into delivering on our product and data roadmaps.
Greg Brown of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and Steve Kaplan of the University of Chicago have released a new white paper in which they use Burgiss data to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive performance data on U.S. private equity buyout funds. Their paper counters the conclusions of a recent study by AQR, and conclusively shows that U.S. buyouts have continued to out-perform public markets in the post-crisis era,
On April 27 2019, the Burgiss Manager Universe (BMU) was updated to include Q4 2018 results. The final tally of 9,157 funds represents nearly $6.6 trillion in committed capital across the full spectrum of private capital strategies. Large, diverse, and most importantly, representative, the Burgiss Manager Universe is the only commercial database based on complete cash flows and historical valuation history for all constituents.
On Saturday, April 13th, we released an update to the Private I Platform, providing holdings-based composition dashboard, introducing the time-zero-based Universe Analytics Profiler, and featuring Burgiss News Feeds.
As a reminder, fully-functional Measure Detail, Time Series and Profiler from the Universe Analytics Module will be available in preview form to all clients until we release the 4th Quarter 2018 update of the Burgiss Manager Universe on April 27th 2019.
On March 23rd, continuing our accelerated pace of development, we released an update to the Private i Platform that introduced significant enhancements to dashboard analytics, eases administration of analytical set assignments, and introduced the second of our analytical visualizations / data reports on Universe Analytics.
Using data provided by Burgiss and others, McKinsey released their annual review of private investing dynamics and performance for 2018. This annual report provides critical insights on trends in private capital…
In this video and on his blog, Gregory Brown of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and the Institute for Private Capital uses Burgiss Data to discuss the findings of a recent white paper by Antii Ilmanen, Swati Chandra, and Nicholas McQuinn of AQR, which examines expected returns for Private Equity (PE), and compare them to the well-documented out-performance of Private Equity over the last few decades.
Upcoming Client Events
The Burgiss Excel Add-In provides a direct way to tap into live data and the distinct analytical capabilities of the Private i platform. By installing the Add-In into Excel, a "Burgiss" tab appears in the menu, giving Private i users the ability to log in, get portfolio commitments and their attributes…
Private iQ is an analytical tool that provides data-driven insights into the private capital market. The goal of the session is to get you familiarized with universe analytics and benchmarks and help you learn to navigate the tool’s various functionalities.
Private i is a robust, web-based platform expressly designed for private capital. During the session we will walk you through all of Private i’s capabilities.
Private i is a robust, web-based platform expressly designed for private capital. During the session we will show you how to:
Benchmark against fund peer groups using the Burgiss Manager Universe.
On Wednesday, June 26th, at 10:00 am EST, please join us for a 30 minute webinar presented by Keith Crouch, CFA, Product Management, at Burgiss. The webinar will provide a walkthrough of the Q1 2019 Global Private Capital Review report.
Burgiss Applied Research
Endowments, Foundations, Pension Funds, Insurance Companies, Family Offices, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Financial Institutions
Buyout, Venture Capital, Real Estate and Real Asset Funds and Fund-of-Funds
Custodians, Investment Consultants