In our ongoing PitchBook Benchmark webinar series, our analysts discuss how LPs can better manage uncalled commitments and their overall allocation to private markets. In this installment, we’ll discuss how thoughtful private market portfolio construction can lead to a more predictable pattern of capital calls and distributions.
Using historical cash flow data from the PitchBook Platform, our analysts will explore and help answer these questions:
- How large do capital calls and distributions tend to be, and how often do they occur?
- Do capital calls become more predictable as commitments are added?
- How should LPs build a private market allocation?
Senior Strategist, Lead Venture Analyst, PitchBook
James Gelfer launched PitchBook’s VC coverage in 2012 and currently leads PitchBook’s research initiatives in private equity, venture capital and emerging technologies. Previously, Gelfer was a senior analyst, where he contributed to quarterly industry reports and recurring analyst notes. Prior to working at PitchBook, Gelfer was an Associate with Goldman Sachs’ Alternative Investment & Manager Selection (AIMS) group, where he conducted research across all alternative asset classes.
Senior Analyst, PitchBook
Hilary Wiek covers fund strategy and performance for PitchBook. She also heads up PitchBook’s coverage of the ESG/Impact Investing space. With over 20 years of experience in asset owner, manager and advisory roles, Wiek was previously the Director of Investments at Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations, where she handled portfolio management, impact/ESG, investment diligence and monitoring, and investment operations.
About the PitchBook Benchmarks report
The PitchBook Benchmarks report leverages a differentiated data collection process that results in one of the most robust fund performance datasets in the market. It also provides visibility into the underlying funds and metrics used to construct each benchmark. Every edition of the report includes a range of performance statistics across PE, VC, debt, real assets, fund-of-funds and secondaries strategies.