We improve public understanding of the role of private capital in the global economy. Academic and industry experts work together to generate new knowledge about private capital markets based on objective academic research.
This research symposium returns in-person to the University of Oxford, and brings together leading professionals and academics to focus on global issues in private equity.
Join us Monday, April 22nd for the IPC Current Issues in Alternatives Symposium, held at the offices of Ropes & Gray in NYC.

Latest Research

Scale, Scope, and Speed in Private Capital Funds

March 20, 2024

The substantial growth in both size and scope of the private fund industry has resulted in much discussion about the effects of this growth on performance. In this white paper we examine how a range of size and growth characteristics are related to market-adjusted fund performance. More

Board Diversity in Private Vs. Public Firms

March 13, 2024

We test whether differences in ownership structure influence race and gender diversity in corporate boards. We find that privately-owned, venture-backed companies appoint a lower proportion of minorities and women to their boards compared to publicly traded firms. More

What Do We Know About Institutional-Quality Hedge Funds?

February 06, 2024

Using publicly available sources such as trade press and Form ADV filings, we compile a list of 561 “institutional-quality” hedge fund managers that each have at least 1 billion USD in primary hedge fund assets under management.


Recent News & Media

IPC Hosts 16th Annual Alternative Investments Conference

March 21, 2024

IPC was pleased to welcome over 240 investment professionals to this year's sold out Alternative Investments Conference. Attendees represented the entire finance community, including LPs from state pension plans, foundations and endowments, GPs, funds of funds, service providers, and academics. More