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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:
Private equity IRRs illustrate the timings of capital calls and the distribution of capital for individual funds. Plotting the median IRRs for groups of funds yields a curve commonly referred to as the “J-curve” since the returns in the early years of a fund’s life are negative, and then slowly increase over time as the investor receives more capital, before stabilising in the final years of the fund’s life. Prior to the financial crisis, private equity J-curves showed a healthy return, with many vintages posting positive IRRs much sooner than anticipated.
However in the aftermath of the crisis private equity funds are showing a decrease in returns across all fund types. Naturally the more recent funds are the hardest hit: even though 2005 and 2006 vintages broke into positive territory, returns for these funds are now decreasing across the private equity industry. For example, buyout funds with a 2005 vintage saw their median IRR more than halved in a quarter, coming in at 2.5% in December 2008 after having posted 6.7% in September 2008. Vintage 2005 venture funds show a similar pattern, with a median IRR of -2.7% in December 2008 following a median of -0.64% at the end of the previous quarter. It is hard to guess the length of the current recession, but fund performance should improve again as the economy recovers. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that funds of these vintages will produce returns as high as their original target IRRs.
For more information on private equity fund performance, please see how our online Performance Analyst product can help you. Alternatively, similar data analysis can be found in the 2009 Preqin Private Equity Performance Monitor.