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PitchBook Benchmarks (as of Q3 2020)


PitchBook Benchmarks (as of Q3 2020)

May 6, 2021

PitchBook Benchmarks for PE, VC and more

Over the past decade-plus, the US private markets have continued to grow as investors pour money into alternative assets. And the number of fund strategies has followed suit.

But the private markets have remained opaque, putting pressure on pensions and endowments to find a place to invest. Enter PitchBook Benchmarks, a one-stop destination that reveals aggregate investor performance across a range of strategies by measuring IRR, cash multiples and more. And the latest edition takes it to another level.

Improved timeliness: We've added preliminary data for the past several quarters, shortening the lag in fund reporting by three months.

More details: We now offer PDFs with slices for funds-of-funds and secondaries, including performance metrics for PE funds-of-funds, real estate funds-of-funds and more.

Visualizations: Beyond the data, we've added box and whiskers charts showing dispersion among the funds in these areas, as the median returns mask some very different results.