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Q2 2020 Private Markets Outlook

In Q2-2020, the US economy had its sharpest quarterly GDP decline ever with a historic 32.9% contraction on an annualized basis during the period, which is the worst figure since the US government began recordkeeping in 1947. This comes on top of the 5.0% decline during the first quarter of 2020, and represents a 9.5% decline YoY. The negative Q2-2020 development reflects the “stay-at-home” orders issued in March and April, which partially continued into May and June, and the overall economic downturn due to the coronavirus crisis.

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A Question of Performance

The CEPRES global buyout funds index has outperformed the S&P 500 and the MSCI ACWI – which tracks a broad selection of large- and mid-cap stocks from 47 markets – every quarter in every year since 2001. 

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Comparing Infrastructure Returns Between the Private and Public Markets

Private markets face numerous intersecting headwinds: growing volatility, geopolitical uncertainty, inflation, rising interest rates and more. These events have led to large drops in market valuations of many startups and difficulties raising new capital in follow-on financing rounds.

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Impact of Latest Macroeconomic Factors for Venture Fund Investors

Private markets face numerous intersecting headwinds: growing volatility, geopolitical uncertainty, inflation, rising interest rates and more. These events have led to large drops in market valuations of many startups and difficulties raising new capital in follow-on financing rounds.

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