Drexel University scoped out what its aims were for working with an alternative data partner:
- Encourage student engagement and learning across alternatives
- Expand academic literature and research within private equity and venture capital
- Enhance career development opportunities within alternative investments for students
- Promote collaboration between LeBow College of Business and industry professionals
After searching the market with these objectives in mind, Drexel University engaged Preqin.
Offering comprehensive data covering over 40,000 firms and 100,000 funds, the university felt Preqin data was best positioned to help its students and faculty with research and analysis across alternative assets.
Due to the reliability and accuracy of the data, and the ease-of-use of Preqin Pro, Drexel University was able to seamlessly integrate the platform and data into its experiential learning efforts. Exposure to real-time data and information enabled students to learn about the structure of funds, details of funding, and more, and apply this knowledge to class discussions on private equity and venture capital.