October 13, 2020
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
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[...]
April 2, 2020
Historically, GPs would exit a deal through an IPO. However, in today’s environment, most deals are too small for IPO. Therefore, GPs are exiting a deal by selling to another GP – also called a GP to GP deal. The number of these deals has risen substantially since 2010. Furthermore,[...]
February 25, 2020
We have all heard the comment that your private equity portfolio is riskier than your public equity portfolio. But, is this true? How do you even measure risk in private equity? Glad you asked. We, at Cobalt, think of measuring risk in private equity in two ways: versus short-term Treasuries[...]
June 27, 2019
In the world of private real assets, real assets benchmarking represents a particularly challenging and complex task, as compared to traditional assets.
May 14, 2019
Many LPs are already leveraging Private Market Equivalents (PMEs) for portfolio analytics. However, Cobalt LP shares the value in leveraging PMEs for industry-level analysis as a whole.
April 23, 2019
The importance of a public market equivalent (PME) analysis and how it allows investors to make direct comparisons between private market funds and public benchmarks.
April 8, 2019
The Hamilton Lane Private Markets Survey found that LPs have increased their private credit exposure within their portfolios since 2017. Cobalt LP breaks down how to streamline and take advantage of this trend.