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Jun 24, 2020

Performance measurement for private equities

Recent volatility in markets worldwide is a timely reminder of the benefits of diversification in an investment portfolio.  Since 2000, investment in private equity (PE) has significantly increased and provided investors greater diversification across growth assets. Over this time, private equity’s net asset value rose more than sevenfold globally, and PE-backed companies more than doubled to over 8,000 just in the USA, while the total number of publicly owned companies saw a modest decline. The increased usage of PE as an asset class across pension schemes, sovereign funds and wealth investors has created a need to provide analysis that accurately captures the investment performance of both the general and limited partners, across which fund expenses and distributions are allocated.

Jun 5, 2020

Coronavirus and the private capital market; the role of "what" and "where"—part two

SS&C has had virtual conversations with several leading private capital companies, limited partners and industry stakeholders to gain insight into how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting them now and what they see coming next. In our first post in this series, we focused on high-level observations and predictions. In this post, we will drill down into the different investment strategies and how these strategies are affected by COVID-19 and government intervention.  

Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 and the impact to the global private capital market: part one

Many private capital firms are looking to learn more about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their portfolios and to find out how others in the market are responding. Recently we had virtual conversations with several leading private capital companies, limited partners and industry stakeholders to gather insight into what is happening and what’s coming next. 

Dec 30, 2019

Top blog posts of 2019

As we wrap up 2019, we invite you to join us in looking back at our most-read blog posts from this past year. In chronological order, here’s the list for 2019. We look forward to sharing more content and more conversations in 2020. Happy New Year!

Oct 4, 2019

Private Equity Wire USA names SS&C GlobeOp “Best Private Equity Fund Administrator, >$30 billion AUA”

We are pleased to announce that SS&C GlobeOp has been named Best Fund Administrator >$30 Billion (Total Assets Under Administration) in the Private Equity Wire USA Awards 2019.

May 21, 2019

SuperReturn International: data is still front and center

The private equity industry has gone through a period of extraordinary growth over the last few years. 2017 set a new fundraising record and 2018 was another banner year for the asset class. However, growth seems to be slowing and the industry is facing a number of challenges - chief among them the high levels of EBITDA multiples of private companies.

Feb 13, 2019

Making fund administration simple for private equity funds with real property investments

Real asset and private equity firms are expanding their core investment strategies to include real estate as a means to balance risk and achieve consistent, longer-term returns.

Feb 5, 2019

Are private equity firms becoming the new banks?

In a recent blog, we examined the rapid growth of private credit funds and noted that private equity investors are at the forefront of this trend towards alternative financing.

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