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Prequin launches private equity index

Friday, March 30, 2012

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

In a much-changed global economic environment, measuring the performance of private equity relative to other investment classes is more important than ever. Preqin has created the first ever private equity index covering the entire industry – the Preqin Private Equity Quarterly Index (PrEQIn) – to facilitate this comparison.

The index is designed to be used by investors seeking to compare their private equity portfolios with their overall investment portfolios, as well as directly with their investments in other asset classes. These asset allocation tasks call for metrics that facilitate comparison between private equity returns and those of other asset classes.

According to the index report, the PrEQIn Index "is a money-weighted index that uses fund-level cash flow transactions and net asset values for over 3,900 private equity funds collectively worth more than $2.7 tn. Preqin’s Performance Analyst database also holds transparent net-to-LP performance data for over 5,800 private equity funds of all types and geographic focus. In terms of aggregate value, this represents around 70% of all capital ever raised by the industry."

The initial report looks at all types of private equity fund strategies along with buyout, venture and private equity indices versus the S&P 500. Historical data in the report goes back as far as the year 2000, for comparisons. The historical data also shows performance relative to events such as the ......................

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