PERACS Calculator

PERACS has developed a new tool for Limited Partners that can be used on their own internal systems, to calculate two key PERACS metrics: performance measurement and the...

Timing the Market and Adding Value Are Not the Same

In a recent study entitled The Risk and Return Characteristics of Institutional Buyout Fund Investments (See below), Dr. Oliver Gottschalg compared performance as measured...

Understanding the “How” of Private Equity Returns

Private equity performance measurement is moving away from determining “how much” firms have generated and towards “how” and by what methods those returns are achieved....

PERACS Launches Manager Capability Identifier

In cooperation with private equity data provider Preqin, PERACS has launched a new tool designed to identify outperforming private equity funds based on the nature and performance...

Your Benchmark is Only as Good as the Data Behind It

Dr. Gottschalg has long been a proponent of understanding the challenges in employing private equity’s traditional performance metrics. As with all metrics, those used in...

An Objective Assessment of Risk in Emerging Markets PE

According to an EMPEA survey, 40 percent of limited partners this year plan to increase their emerging markets allocations, but 22 percent plan to reduce commitments, a jump...

How Bridge Loans Distort IRRs

Encouraged by low interest rates and restrictive credit markets, general partners seeking alternative sources of debt are turning to bridge loans. In fact, approximately 70...
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