April 12, 2021
Chart of the Month: 10-Year Annualized Time Weighted Returns
Looking at the 10-year annualized time weighted return, we see an overview of how specific strategies and asset classes have performed over the past decade. By leveraging Cobalt, we’re able to make assumptions about what asset class and/or sub- strategy can provide the strongest returns for a potential investment. This[...]
March 2, 2021
Chart of the Month: Median IRR by Vintage Years
Looking at median IRR by different private market strategies gives us an overview of fund performance by vintage year. By leveraging updated Q3 benchmarks from Cobalt LP, we're able to make assumptions about potential investment returns and keep our clients well informed when it comes to forecasting their portfolios. Scroll[...]
October 13, 2020
New Strategies to Unlock Private Markets Efficiencies
Data is vital for making informed investment decisions, especially within the private markets. Having access to this data can be incredibly challenging for investors. Continue reading to understand how technology can assist in unlocking operational efficiencies for private markets investors. Challenges LPs Face with Data and Technology When it comes[...]
August 5, 2020
Importance of a Technology Solution for Timely Data
Using Technology for Timely Data Collection A technology solution can create efficiencies and streamline processes in many industries. However, in the private markets, we are still seeing many LPs who have not adapted to leverage the power of technology. Instead, these LPs are faced with discordant systems. For example, LPs[...]
August 23, 2019
Chart of the Month: Infrastructure Returns in Private Equity
Cobalt’s August Chart of the Month explores private equity infrastructure returns.
August 7, 2019
Cobalt: A Powerful Tool for Limited Partners
Learn more about Cobalt: A powerful tool for limited partners to leverage for analytics, market data and diligence.
February 28, 2019
Evaluate GP Performance Using the Valuation Bridge
How LPs can utilize the valuation bridge to evaluate general partner performance.
August 31, 2017
Currency Effects on Private Market Portfolios
Currency changes can affect an investor’s return on international investments in private equity. Cobalt LP shares strategies to offset and reduce the risk of currency effects.
May 23, 2017
What’s to Become of the Unicorns?
Led by Uber’s private market valuation of $68 billion, the list of private companies with a valuation of at least $1 billion has grown to 185 with a combined valuation of $644 billion.[endnote symbol=’1′ text=’CBInsights.com “Complete List of Unicorn Companies 10/25/16′] Private companies carrying such a high valuation have earned the[…]
May 1, 2017
Private Markets Industry Has Evolved: How You Can Keep Up
Lindsey Gusenburg, Principal of Marketing at Bison, Inc., sat down with Hamilton Lane’s Vice Chairman and Head of Strategic Initiatives, Erik Hirsch, to discuss how the private markets industry has evolved over time and how the industry’s overall evolution has impacted the way Limited Partners build portfolios and the way[…]