Robert S. HarrisPERC Director, C. Stewart Sheppard Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Darden School
Are Too Many Private Equity Funds Top Quartile?More
How Big is the Private Equity Universe?More
White Paper on Private Equity Data and ResearchThis paper contrasts private equity data from three leading providers and draws implications for research and practice.
Has Persistence Persisted in Private Equity Evidence From Buyout and Venture Capital FundsThe conventional wisdom for investors in private equity funds is to invest in partnerships that have performed well in the past.
Private Equity Performance: What Do We Know?Prior research on the performance of private equity investing (including both buyout and venture capital funds) has led to mixed conclusions.
How Do Private Equity Investments Perform Compared to Public Equity?The merits of investing in private versus public equity have generated considerable debate, often fueled by concerns about data quality.
Financial Intermediation in Private Equity: How Well Do Funds of Funds Perform?This paper focuses on funds of funds (FOFs) as a form of financial intermediation in private equity (both buyout and venture capital).
What Do Different Commercial Data Sets Tell Us About Private Equity Performance?This paper examines private equity (both buyout and venture funds) performance around the globe using four data sets from leading commercial sources.