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Private Capital

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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Committing to Private Capital – What You Need to Know

Posted by Commonfund on Jul 1, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

Building a private capital allocation that makes a difference to your portfolio takes time and dedication. The first step is deciding to make a meaningful allocation to private capital. Then, to implement that allocation prudently, you will need to diversify among several types of private capital investments....

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Commonfund Capital Appoints Head of Beijing Investment Office

Posted by Commonfund on Jun 25, 2019

Topic: People | Private Capital

Commonfund Capital, the private capital subsidiary of Commonfund, announced today the appointment of Xiaonan Tian as Associate Director and Head of its investment office in Beijing, China. Xiaonan will be responsible for the oversight of due diligence, manager selection, investment monitoring and portfolio construction for the firm’s private equity and venture capital investment management programs in the Asia-Pacific basin.

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Growth of the Secondaries Market

Posted by Commonfund on May 30, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

Cari Lodge, Commonfund Capital Head of Secondaries, on “Bloomberg Markets: Americas” today with Vonnie Quinn discusses the growth of the secondaries market. Focusing on the future and opportunities in the space.

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Commonfund Capital Closes 2nd Secondaries Fund at $450M

Posted by Commonfund on May 8, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

Commonfund Capital announced the closing of its second secondaries fund, Commonfund Capital Secondary Partners II. The fund closed with $450 million of capital commitments sourced from investors including endowments, foundations, pension plans, insurance pools and family offices, more than doubling the $170 million committed to Commonfund Capital Secondary Partners I in 2016.

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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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