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Private Investment Benchmarks in Partnership with Cambridge Associates

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News: 2021 Q1 Private Investment Benchmarks out now.

For even the most sophisticated investors, measuring private investment performance can be challenging. Accurate performance metrics are therefore crucial to making your investment decisions. You need institutional quality benchmarks that you can trust.

Cambridge Associates, in partnership with IHS Markit, provides high-quality aggregate fund-level performance information to help you select fund managers, monitor performance, manage risk and identify investment opportunities.

Sourced directly from fund managers quarterly financial statements – Cambridge Associates Benchmarks are considered the industry standard for private equity, venture capital, real estate and private credit, offering:

  • Coverage across various fund sizes, stages, sectors, and regions
  • A complete suite of IRRs and by vintage returns
  • Performance history on 2,100+ fund managers and 8,100+ funds
  • Available via digital feed and the IHS Markit online store

Download the brochure for an overview of our index families and new digital offering.

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Direct access to quarterly Private Investment Benchmarks via digital feed Licensees gain more coverage, regions, vintages, data and insights across index families

Key benefits

Understand the different benchmark options available

Online StoreDigital Feed
Use caseInternal and individualBenchmarking, performance reporting,
fundraising and marketing
Product offeringSix legacy benchmark reports formerly available on Cambridge Associates websiteFive new index families that include all standard Cambridge Associates benchmarks, legacy benchmark reports and additional data fields
Preliminary dataNoYes1
File typeView OnlyCSV (Excel)
FrequencyQuarterly publishedQuarterly published + preliminary1
Calculated currenciesUSD24 currencies
DeliveryWebViewerSFTP
License TypePer User (up to 5 devices)Enterprise
BillingCredit card (per report)Invoice (annual)

1Preliminary data updates on a rolling basis after 50% of the prior quarter's number of funds and ending NAV report.

Explore the most recent Private Investment Benchmark Reports available

Global Private Equity

The index is calculated based on data compiled from 2,369 private equity funds, including fully liquidated partnerships, formed between 1986 and 2020.

U.S. Private Equity (Legacy Definition)

The index is calculated based on data compiled from 1,631 funds, including fully liquidated partnerships, formed between 1986 and 2020.

U.S. Venture Capital

The index is calculated based on data compiled from 2,017 U.S. venture capital funds, including fully liquidated partnerships, formed between 1981 and 2020.

Ex U.S. Private Equity and Venture Capital

The indices are calculated based on data compiled from 1,659 ex U.S. private equity & venture capital funds, including fully liquidated partnerships, formed between 1986 and 2020.

Real Estate

The index is calculated based on data compiled from 1,189 funds, including fully liquidated partnerships, formed between 1986 and 2019.

Australia Private Equity and Venture Capital

The index is calculated based on data compiled from 109 Australia private equity & venture capital funds, including fully liquidated partnerships, formed between 1997 and 2019.

Now Available: Q2 2021 Preliminary Returns

Preliminary 1-quarter IRR calculations are available for all ecommerce benchmarks when at least 50% of active funds and prior period's NAVs have updated. All returns are calculated in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.

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