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Research Center Premium is a powerful online resource providing free access to a wide range of data and intelligence taken from Preqin’s online products and services, including:
Preqin Investor Network is a platform available only to limited partners and hedge fund allocators, as well as their external alternative investment consultants.
This database allows all eligible investors to analyze past performance and create custom benchmarks, as well as enabling them to search and view profiles for every fund open to investment or fundraising across the following asset classes: private equity and venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, secondaries, and hedge funds.
Preqin Solutions, formerly Baxon Solutions, helps GPs and LPs automate compilation, analysis and exchange of financial information including a portfolio's operating metrics (financial, KPIs, ESG), investment valuations, as well as investment and aggregate fund performance. The integration of Preqin and other market data sources has enabled benchmarking of performance against public or private markets for internal and investor reporting purposes. Some benefits of the system:
Launched in Q4 2015, Natural Resources Online is Preqin’s first online module focusing solely on the natural resources industry. Natural Resources Online provides detailed information and intelligence on institutional investors, fund managers and fundraising in the industry and much more across the following areas:
Preqin’s Investor Analyst is a powerful analysis tool which enables users to create instant reports comparing a specific investor’s current and planned allocations, preferences and investment plans against a tailor-made peer group. Investor Analyst leverages Preqin’s detailed data and intelligence on institutional investors to quickly generate valuable reports to enhance perspective of the alternative assets investor universe. Some sample uses of Investor Analyst include:
2016 was a year of volatility and uncertainty for the natural resources asset class and investors felt the effects. As seen in Preqin’s Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2017, LPs named commodity price volatility, the slowdown in China’s economy and the geopolitical landscape as the three macroeconomic factors that had the largest impact on their natural resources portfolios in 2… Read More
The private equity industry continues to grow as new fund managers emerge and market their funds. The $26bn raised by first-time fund managers in 2016 represents the second consecutive rise in capital raised and the largest amount secured since 2012 ($26bn). Despite this, 2016 saw the lowest number of first-time funds close since 2010 (209), resulting in the average first-time fund size increasing… Read More
Despite being smaller than the North American and European hedge fund industries, the largest Asia-Pacific-based institutional hedge fund investors are found to be in the ranks of top investors globally in terms of their allocation to the asset class. Preqin’s Hedge Fund Online service tracks 582 Asia-Pacific-based institutional investors in hedge funds, with the top 25 holding $95bn in hedg… Read More
Investors withdrew capital from hedge funds for the fifth consecutive quarter in Q4 2016, even as the industry posted its strongest year of returns since 2013. As shown in Preqin’s recent report Q4 2016 Hedge Fund Asset Flows, the magnitude of these quarterly outflows has consistently increased over this period from $8.9bn in Q4 2015 to $43.1bn in Q4 2016 (see chart below). Full-year net out… Read More
The 2017 Preqin Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report highlighted the strong fundraising year seen in the private equity industry in 2016 and predicted that (as more data became available) 2016 would witness the greatest amount of capital raised since the Global Financial Crisis. The latest data from Preqin’s Private Equity Online platform shows that an aggregate $369bn was rais… Read More
Private real estate has become one of the most widely utilized alternative asset classes due to its strong performance in the past few years. As shown in Preqin’s H1 2017 Investor Outlook, 42% of investors interviewed by Preqin stated that their private real estate portfolios had exceeded expectations over a three-year period – the largest proportion of all alternative asset classes.
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Following a period of suppressed commodity prices, natural resources funds have struggled in recent years to deliver favourable returns in comparison to other asset classes. Preqin’s Natural Resources Online features quarterly cash flow transactions and NAVs reported for 446 individual unlisted natural resources funds. Using this, we can compare the average returns earned by investors in the… Read More
The fund of hedge funds industry has been consolidating over recent years, and this activity has continued into 2017. In the first week of February, PAAMCO and KKR Prisma announced that they had agreed plans to merge, with the deal set to complete in Q2 2017. The new entity, PAAMCO Prisma, will have around $30bn in total assets under management (AUM) and is expected to become one of the largest ma… Read More