The Pulse of Private Equity – 3/20/2017

Recent PE vintages outpace public indices by a smaller margin

Private equity funds of vintages 2005 and prior exhibit significant outperformance of public indices, employing the Russell 3000 Index for public market equivalents calculations. Since then, however, no vintage has exceeded 8% over public indices’ performance. There are many factors behind this particular trend, not the least of which is the impact of the financial crisis, which prolonged holding periods as managers worked to proof impacted companies…