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VCs, Founders, and the Performance Gender Gap

Female entrepreneurs have, in the past, shared their negative experiences in operating with venture capital financing. A 2015 Newsweek article described the VC industry as a “boys’ club” that creates a “particularly toxic atmosphere for women in Silicon Valley”.1 A 2018 survey of female founders reported that over half…

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Investing Outside the Box: Evidence from Alternative Vehicles in Private Equity

The last two decades have seen a significant transformation of the structure of the private equity (PE) industry. Not only has the amount of capital under management by buyout, venture, and private debt funds grown dramatically, but it has become more concentrated in a smaller set of fund families. At…

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Synthetic Peer Benchmarking for Diversified Private Equity Programs

At BlackRock Private Equity Partners we believe that continued innovation of our tools and analytics is imperative in achieving superior risk-adjusted returns and delivering a distinguished and more transparent experience to our investors.     

As a private equity solution provider, most of our investors are invested in a collection or…

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Measuring Institutional Investors’ Skill at Making Private Equity Investments

Institutional investors have become the most important investors in the U.S. economy, controlling more than 70% of the publicly traded equity, much of the debt, and virtually all of the private equity. Their investment decisions have far reaching consequences for their beneficiaries:  universities’ spending decisions, pension plan funding levels and…

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The Persistent Effect of Early Success: Evidence from Venture Capital

Unlike other assets classes, private equity -- especially venture capital -- has been found to exhibit performance persistence. Money managers that perform well in one period have a higher likelihood of being above-average in their performance in the future. To understand better what might account for this persistence, we examined…

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