How is Cobalt's data differentiated?
Using Bison data, users can see the exact source of each performance metric, allowing users to choose from multiple limited partner sources of data.
Cobalt's data is not biased by survey collections or general partner provided data.
Data is not collected through surveys. Hamilton Lane's back office operations maintain comprehensive controls and store data in an independently audited control environment.
Market trend data is scaled by known sample coverage across private market styles and geographies. Market analysis statistics such as cash flow totals and time-weighted returns represented an industry-level view of activity for $7.7 trillion in capital.
The Combined Cobalt Database
Total Fund Commitments
Industry Coverage for Daily Cash Flows
Funds with Transparent Performance Metrics
Funds in Market Coverage
Institutional Quality Sized
Funds over $100M
Currencies for Cash Flow Conversion
MSCI Global Equity Indices
Russell Index Data
MSCI FX Data
Public Company Data
* As of 12/31/2017
** Daily cash flow coverage for over $3.8T of private markets capital contained in Cobalt, which we believe represents the industry. As of 12/31/2017.
*** Based on the percentage of Hamilton Lane funds that are above $100M
How does Cobalt source its data?
AGGREGATE MARKET TRENDS
- One of the world's largest allocators of private markets capital
- Has one of the most expansive, accurate, and timely databases in the industry
- Hamilton Lane provides Cobalt with daily cash flow data across >50% of all private markets capital ever raised
- Hamilton Lane also provides fundraising coverage data through its 15 global offices and 800+ meetings with managers annually
TRANSPARENT GP TRACK RECORDS
- A provider of technology solutions to the private markets
- Collects limited partner sourced data through public domain
- Bison's data is completely transparent allowing users to see the limited partner source of each performance metric
- For a subset of the data, Bison has collected quarterly cash flows for the life of a fund
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