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Preqin Academy

The Home of Alternatives Education

Welcome to Preqin Academy

With more than $10tn in assets under management, the alternative assets industry is growing at an unprecedented rate. Preqin Academy is here to provide you with the resources you need to stay ahead in this exciting market.

We’ll walk you through the basics of alternative investments, and offer valuable insights to support you as you take the next steps in education or as you develop your career.

Explore our lessons below – with an introduction to alternatives, private capital, hedge funds, and each asset class – to begin your alternatives education.

Alternatives 101

Learn about the basics of alternative assets and deep dive into each asset class to further your knowledge on private equity & venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, private debt, infrastructure, and natural resources.

Sector in the Spotlight

Chart of the Month

Sector in the Spotlight

Private Capital Asset Classes Go for Gold

While private capital continues to reach new heights, performance can vary depending on fund size, risk level, and location. But just how much of an impact can these factors have? Preqin’s experts analyzed the data to provide a high-level snapshot of how fund managers have been performing across regions, fund sizes, asset classes, and vintage years.
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Chart of the Month

Amateur vs. Professional: Who Wins in Private Capital?

VC appears more drawn to professional sports, where many deals are made in the software and gaming industry, which are not directly connected to specific sports teams. Since 2012, venture capitalists have completed 905 deals in the professional sports and eSports sector, trouncing recreational sports after a sudden explosion in deal numbers in 2015.
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Partner Offerings

Interested in learning more about alternatives? Find out how our partnerships can help you gain a qualification and build your career in alternative assets.

Contact Us

Preqin has offices in London, New York, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Chicago, Tokyo, Sydney, Dubai, Bangalore, Manila and Guangzhou.

Select Your Nearest Office

Verde
10 Bressenden Place
London
SW1E 5DH

One Grand Central Place
60 E 42nd Street
Suite 630, New York
NY 10165, United States

30 Raffles Place
#21-01
Singapore 048622

575 Market Street
Suite 2145
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

Level 27,
Tokyo Sankei Building
1-7-2 Otemachi Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-0004
Japan

Burj Daman
Office 818 - 8th floor
Dubai International Financial Centre
506532
United Arab Emirates

Room 1504, The Center
99 Queen's Road Central
Central, Hong Kong
China

Level 26, Unit 22
1 Bligh Street
Sydney, NSW
2000, Australia

Pascor Drive
Sto. Niño
Parañaque City
Metro Manila 1700
Philippines

22F, Shun Tak Business Centre
246 Zhongshan Road 4
Guangzhou - 510000
China

45/1, Magrath Road
Richmond Town
Bengaluru
Karnataka 560025
India

Convene, Suite 311
311 W Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60606

Verde
10 Bressenden Place
London
SW1E 5DH

One Grand Central Place
60 E 42nd Street
Suite 630, New York
NY 10165, United States

30 Raffles Place
#21-01
Singapore 048622

575 Market Street
Suite 2145
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

Level 27,
Tokyo Sankei Building
1-7-2 Otemachi Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-0004
Japan

Burj Daman
Office 818 - 8th floor
Dubai International Financial Centre
506532
United Arab Emirates

Room 1504, The Center
99 Queen's Road Central
Central, Hong Kong
China

Level 26, Unit 22
1 Bligh Street
Sydney, NSW
2000, Australia

Pascor Drive
Sto. Niño
Parañaque City
Metro Manila 1700
Philippines

22F, Shun Tak Business Centre
246 Zhongshan Road 4
Guangzhou - 510000
China

45/1, Magrath Road
Richmond Town
Bengaluru
Karnataka 560025
India

Convene, Suite 311
311 W Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60606