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November 2020 private equity investments rebound from October slump

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Opalesque Industry Update - Announced investments to private equity funds rebounded in November from a brief slump in October, according to the just-released eVestment Private Markets Monitor covering November 2020. Public pensions in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada tracked by eVestment reported $9.6 billion of commitments to private equity funds in November, compared to only $4.2 billion in new private equity commitments in October.

Throughout 2020, announced commitments went from a high of $18.18 billion in June to a low of $3.16 billion in April. And throughout the year, the pensions tracked by eVestment have favored private equity over all other private markets fund type eVestment tracks.

Private markets real estate investments have shown a more challenging story, continuing to seek weak new commitment numbers outside of two months of spikes in June and September. In November, according to the new eVestment Private Markets Monitor, announced commitments to real estate funds came in at just $804 million, falling from $1.58 billion in October. The global pandemic and slower-than-expected vaccine rollout, which threaten to impact how people and companies use real estate now and for longer in the future than anticipated at the beginning of the pandemic, seems to be taking a toll on the segment.

Pensions tracked by eVestment announced $2.93 billion commitments to private debt funds in November, up dramatically from the $450 million in commitments to such funds they announced in October. Setting October's results aside, commitments to private debt funds have been relatively strong and consistently on the upward swing in 2020.

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