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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

What Do We Know About Institutional-Quality Hedge Funds?

May 09, 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.


Risk-Adjusting the Returns to Private Debt Funds

March 26, 2024

Private debt funds are the fastest growing segment of the private capital market. We evaluate their risk-adjusted returns, applying a cash-flow based method to form a replicating portfolio that mimics their risk profiles. More

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

Recent News & Media

IPC Research Update & Event Schedule – May 2024

May 09, 2024

In case you missed it - read the latest monthly update from The Institute for Private Capital. More