Free Public Webinar - LP Best Practices: New strategies in benchmarking PE/VC returns

LP Best Practices: New strategies in benchmarking PE/VC returns

Pensions, foundations and other limited partners never stop sharpening their tools for evaluating the performance of private equity and venture capital firms. Blink, and you’ll fall behind in the race to understand how LPs are advancing their approach to benchmarking.

Don’t miss the opportunity to join four of the brightest minds in PE/VC benchmarking during an exclusive 75-minute Webinar, 11AM to 12:15PM ET on Thursday, July 25.

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Amanda VanNess
Burgiss Emerging Manager Alert: Kinzie Capital’s Suzanne Yoon looks ahead to next fund, more hiring

“I do feel that as a female minority in our industry that I have an obligation to elevate women [and minorities] in all fields and industries,” said Suzanne Yoon, founder and managing partner at Chicago-based Kinzie Capital. And Yoon said that it’s not just diversity in gender and race that she’s after in building her private-equity firm. It’s also diversity in age, experience, ways of thinking. “I know that diversity produces good results,” she said.

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Amanda VanNess
Burgiss Manager Universe Updated Through Q1 2019 with Addition of Senior Debt Asset Class Category

On June 22 2019, the Burgiss Manager Universe (BMU) was updated to include Q1 2019 results. The final tally of nearly 9,300 funds represents more than $6.6 trillion in committed capital across the full spectrum of private capital strategies. The update also included the introduction of Senior Debt as a dedicated Asset Class category, resulting from the 2018 taxonomy review of the Private Capital Classification System.

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Amanda VanNess
How to Benchmark Private Capital... and How Not to

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.

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Amanda VanNess
Burgiss to be Lead Sponsor of SuperReturn U.S. East in Boston in June

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.

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Amanda VanNess
Massive Upgrade Completed! Cost to Clients: $0

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.

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Amanda VanNess
Brown/Kaplan Paper: Have Private Equity Returns Really Declined?

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,

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Amanda VanNess
Burgiss Manager Universe Crosses 9,000 Fund Mark

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.

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Amanda VanNess