Private Capital

Private Capital Investing vs Public Market Investing, What’s the Big Difference?

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 10, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

The first step of successful private capital investing is to learn what private capital is, what its risks and rewards are, and how it differs from public market investing. Private capital investing has several characteristics that distinguish it from the public securities markets. This blog is part of a series that focuses on the fundamental principles of private capital investing and the key steps to building and maintaining a well-structured private capital program.

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5 Steps to Success in Private Capital

Posted by Commonfund on Feb 19, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

Investors participate in private capital markets for two main reasons: to pursue increased investment return and to add portfolio diversification. Even well-informed investors who are experienced in publicly traded equities can be uncertain about private market investing. In addition to possessing good public markets knowledge and expertise, they often need an effective resource to help them respond to questions from others involved in the investment process. This blog is the first in a series that focuses on the fundamental principles...

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Succeed in Private Capital Investing

Posted by Commonfund on Feb 12, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

Download this Commonfund guide, "Succeed in Private Capital", to learn the key steps to building and maintaining a well-structured private capital program. There are fundamental principles of private capital investing that when followed consistently have proved to be a highly rewarded strategy. Download this brochure today and learn more...


Managing Director, Consultant Relations Appointed

Posted by Commonfund on Nov 28, 2018

Topic: People | Private Capital

Commonfund Capital, the private capital subsidiary of Commonfund, announced today that its investment team has expanded with the appointment of Jay Teevan as Managing Director of Consultant Relations. Jay’s focus will be working with the investment consulting and advisory community on Commonfund Capital’s suite of investment programs in private equity, venture capital, private natural resources, secondaries and co-investments.

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Commonfund Capital Closes 12th Venture Capital Fund at $432M

Posted by Commonfund on Oct 8, 2018

Topic: Private Capital

Commonfund Capital today announced the closing of its 12th venture capital fund, Commonfund Capital Venture Partners XII. The fund closed with $432 million of capital commitments sourced from institutional investors such as endowments, foundations and pensions

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Cari Lodge on Bloomberg TV

Posted by Commonfund on Sep 13, 2018

Topic: Private Capital

Cari Lodge, head of secondaries at Commonfund Capital, discusses the development of the secondaries market for private equity and opportunities that it offers investors

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Private Capital: Key to Unlocking Growth in Emerging Markets

Posted by Commonfund Institute on Apr 25, 2018

Topic: Private Capital

After a turbulent period, emerging markets have delivered double-digit returns in recent years. Private investments in emerging markets offer a way to diversify beyond the public markets and, in general, have also been a source of strong returns...

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5 Private Capital Concerns

Posted by Ralph P. Money, Peter Burns on Mar 9, 2018

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy | Private Capital

At the end of the year we sent out a short survey to learn more about investors’ headline concerns about the private capital markets today. Investors also shared their expectations about returns and where they see their allocations to various private strategies trending.

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What’s the Difference? Time-Weighted Return vs. Internal Rate of Return

Posted by Commonfund on Oct 27, 2017

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Private Capital

Investors often ask about the difference between time-weighted return (“TWR”) and internal rates of return (“IRR”). In general, TWR is used by the investment industry to measure the performance of funds investing in publicly traded securities. By contrast, IRR is normally used to gauge the return of funds that invest in illiquid, non-marketable assets—such as buyout, venture or real estate funds. This article will explain why public and private investment returns are reported differently and how the calculation methodologies differ.

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Mark Anson Discusses Asset Allocation Strategy with Bloomberg Markets

Posted by Commonfund on Aug 28, 2017

Topic: Asset Allocation | Hedge Funds | Investment Strategy | Private Capital

Mark Anson, Commonfund chief investment officer, discusses his asset allocation strategy with Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn and Simone Foxman on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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