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2021 HEC Paris-Dow Jones Large Buyout Private Equity Performance Rankings
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This year’s list of the top 20 performing GPs draws on analysis of 517 PE firms, that together raised 991 funds between 2008 and 2017, with an aggregate equity volume of $1.5tr.
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2021 HEC Paris-Dow Jones Large Buyout Private Equity Performance Rankings
The 2021 HEC-DowJones Venture Capital Performance Ranking uses an innovative aggregated measure of past performance developed by PERACS, the leading provider of standardized track record analytics for PE investors, to identify and rank the Top 10 VCs worldwide.
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The 2021 HEC-Dow Jones Venture Capital Performance Rankings TM
In private equity, consistency of returns (and a manager’s ability to impact this through risk mitigation) is a key evaluation metric, but backwards-looking analysis doesn’t tell the full story. To find out which methodologies can provide deeper insight, download this whitepaper.
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Risk is what you make out of it … the relevance of ex-ante versus ex-post risk in private equity
“Past performance is not an indicator of future returns”. Indeed, traditional measures of private equity performance cannot predict the future. Thankfully, the MJ Hudson PERACS Alpha is a much more reliable Oracle. To find out how it works (and why other approaches don’t), download this whitepaper.
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A new perspective on returns persistence in private equity
The ability of a fund manager to protect (and create) value during a downturn, is a fundamental criterion in the assessment of its skill. But how do you measure it? To find out how, download this whitepaper.
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Understanding a GP’s ability to protect value in a down cycle
This regulation requires all financial market participants who offer green products (e.g., Article 8 and 9) within the EU to report on the EU Taxonomy alignment of these products from 2022 onwards. Download this guide gain an insight into what you need to know about the EU Taxonomy and how we at MJ Hudson can help you meet its disclosure requirements.
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EU Taxonomy Guide
On 10 March 2021, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (‘SFDR’) entered into force. Covering any fund manager marketing to or based in the EU, SFDR imposes a range of new sustainability disclosure obligations. Despite the wide reach and significance of this landmark regulation, many are unsure on exactly how SFDR impacts them and what they are now obliged to disclose. This guide explores the aims of the SFDR, as well as explaining, in depth, what information financial markets participants must disclose, where they must do this, and by when.
Guide
EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation: What you need to know
This research conducted by MJ Hudson’s legal team provides both LPs and GPs with an enhanced understanding of the current strengths and weaknesses of the fundamental economic, alignment and governance terms impacting PE and VC funds.
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Private Equity Fund Terms Research 6th Edition – Parts II & III (Alignment & Governance)
In Alternative investing, dry powder refers to the committed but undrawn value of capital, which also must be ready for engagement. In 2020, estimated dry powder commitments reached $2.5trillion which is roughly 30% of the total value in private equity, private debt and real assets (the close-ended fund type) combined.
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Safe Storage of Dry Powder – A Committed Capital Solution
This quick-start guide will walk you through the process of optimising your LinkedIn profile and strategy in order to build your network, grow your voice within your industry, and connect with potential investors and portfolio companies. MJ Hudson saw a 400% increase in followers in a single year from adapting this process.
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LinkedIn Handbook for Fund Managers
This report investigates the performance of alternative risk premia (“ARP”) funds in 2020. It follows the reports and surveys we have published on this market since 2014.
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The MJ Hudson Alternative Risk Premia Fund Review 2021
Following on from MJ Hudson’s transition manager survey, in 2017 , we have teamed up with market-leading Netherlands-based fiduciary manager, Blue Sky Group, to conduct a second exercise, reviewing the track record of transition managers. This work is significant as, until now, little has been published on transition track records.
Benchmarking reports
Transition Management Performance – Meeting or missing expectation
The 2020 HEC-DowJones Private Equity Performance Ranking lists the world’s Top PE firms in terms of aggregate performance based on all buyout funds raised between 2007 and 2016.
Benchmarking reports
The 2020 HEC-DowJones Private Equity Performance Ranking
This year’s research will be published in two parts. In this first part, Economics, we analyse the current economic terms and conditions of private equity and venture capital funds, comparing the results with the findings of our previous research.
Research
Private Equity Fund Terms Research 6th Edition – Part I: Economics (Management Fees and Carried Interest)
In this paper, we discuss some of the real asset, namely infrastructure and real estate, investment trends which have been brought to the fore during the COVID-19 crisis, from accelerating digitalisation to the decline in retail property versus e-commerce.
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Real Assets in a COVID-19 World
This catalogue is intended to be a practical guide to those using the secondaries market, with a focus on selling interests in private funds. In it, we will cover a variety of relevant topics, including how to prepare for a sales process, how the process itself works and, indeed, what can go wrong.
Guide
MJ Hudson’s Catalogue of Secondaries Market: A guide to the sale of private equity fund interests
Financial market performance year-to-date has been extraordinary and dotted with idiosyncratic, systematic, and nearly systemic risk events. This short note discusses the returns of alternative risk premia (“ARP”) funds and strategies during the period.
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Alternative Risk Premia Report H1/2020
As an extension of our research with eVestment Private Markets into the work-life balance of professionals in the private markets industry, MJ Hudson surveyed an additional 379 participants, to find out how working from home has impacted their career, communications, health and lifestyle.
Research
How is working from home working out?
In this guide, we will highlight key terms, phrases and words which are currently the most important and regularly used in Venture Capital (VC) and give the reader not just definitions, but also where applicable, practical examples and context.
Guide
Venture Capital Jargon Buster
Inflation is not dead… but merely hibernating and about to wake up. Brexit, Sino-US relations, raised trade tariffs and reduced global trade had been relatively weak even before the Covid-19 crisis erupted. In this whitepaper, we look at the figures and discuss the actual economic impact of Covid-19.
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Economic impact of Covid-19 and policy response
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