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Private Capital

Seven Ways to Diversify Your Private Capital Portfolio

Posted by Commonfund on May 22, 2020

Topic: Investment Strategy | Private Capital

A strong private capital program requires consistent, diversified investing over time. Investors may obtain meaningful diversification in a number of ways. Here are seven ways to diversify your private capital portfolio...

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Private Capital Secondaries | An Overview

Posted by Cari Lodge on Apr 14, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Private Capital

COVID-19 is impacting the world in unprecedented ways. Today, it is estimated approximately 75 percent of the U.S. population or, almost 250 million people, are staying at home. Globally, over 1.5 billion people have been asked to stay at home. Wine.com, an online wine distributor and one of our secondary investments, has seen demand in March more than double from the year earlier, and was accelerating to three times the year earlier pace in the early days of April. It is too early to tell the full impact on the private capital market. However, if there are comparisons to be made to the global financial crisis, the secondary market may see opportunities to invest at highly attractive returns.

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How to Select a Private Equity Manager

Posted by Commonfund on Feb 26, 2020

Topic: Private Capital

Are you are considering investing directly with a private equity manager? If you opt to go direct, you will be tasked with selecting, managing and disposing the assets entirely on your own. It may be useful to review some of Commonfund Capital’s manager selection guidelines to help formulate your approach.

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Michael Warren Interviews Phil Bronner of Ardent Venture Partners

Posted by Commonfund on Feb 11, 2020

Topic: Diversity | Private Capital

Commonfund Board Member, Michael Warren, interviews Phil Bronner of Ardent Venture Partners.

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2020 Investor Survey: Private Markets Sentiment

Posted by Ralph P. Money on Jan 13, 2020

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy | Market Commentary | Private Capital

For the third year in a row, Commonfund Capital conducted a year-end annual survey of institutional investors to gauge their sentiment about...

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Integrating ESG into Private Equity Portfolios

Posted by Commonfund on Dec 27, 2019

Topic: Private Capital | Responsible Investing

Many investors, particularly nonprofits, are seeking to align their investment portfolio with the mission of their organization. Following are examples of the questions that we ask managers as part of the process. Your organization may want to consider using these or other questions to integrate ESG into your private equity portfolio.

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Emerging Markets Private Capital —
A Focus on China

Posted by Commonfund on Dec 4, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

At Commonfund we believe portfolios are incomplete without meaningful emerging market exposure, in both private and public emerging markets. In private markets, that exposure focuses on new-economy companies—small, growing businesses that take advantage of domestic growth and consumption. We see the rising consumer as a key story in these markets and we recently sat down with Jui Tan, BlueRun Ventures China founder and Manager Partners to focus on emerging markets private capital in China.

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Commonfund Forum Goes Global

Posted by Commonfund on Oct 28, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy | Market Commentary | Private Capital

During the week of October 14th, 2019 Commonfund Institute hosted our first Forum outside of the United States in Tokyo, Japan.

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Three Ways to Structure Your Private Capital Portfolio

Posted by Commonfund on Sep 27, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

Investors need to consider both internal and external factors in deciding how to structure a private capital portfolio. Finding a structure that matches your organization’s skills, resources and risk tolerance is important. Here are three alternatives to consider....

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Commonfund Spotlight: Private Equity

Posted by Commonfund on Jul 9, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

Commonfund head of private equity, Mark Hoeing, will discuss views of the private equity market and share research insights into portfolio construction.

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