How Private Equity Helps Pensions and Foundations
Who Benefits?
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When a private equity firm sells one of its
investments, the returns are distributed to
investors.
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But who invests...
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Pension funds made up 44 percent of all
private equity investment in 2015.
Pension Funds
44%
Banks & Insurance
15%...
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Returns from private equity have
translated into:
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Stronger public employee pension
programs
More funds for college...
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Private equity is about long term investing
and superior returns.
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Pensions invest because
they want to outperform
...
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Private Equity Performance Compared
to Public Market Returns
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“Private Equity Benchmark” shows median IRR performan...
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And state pension
funds across the
country benefit from
private equity
investment.
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Pension Fund
Private Equity Performance (as of March 31, 2015)
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Pension Fund Private Equity Returns (Time-Weighted)...
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  1. 1. How Private Equity Helps Pensions and Foundations Who Benefits?
  2. 2. Slide When a private equity firm sells one of its investments, the returns are distributed to investors. 2 But who invests in private equity?
  3. 3. Slide 3 Pension funds made up 44 percent of all private equity investment in 2015. Pension Funds 44% Banks & Insurance 15% Foundations & Endowments 13% Sovereign Wealth Funds & Government Agencies 15% Investment & Family Offices 8% Corporate Investors 1%
  4. 4. Slide Returns from private equity have translated into: 4 Stronger public employee pension programs More funds for college financial aid and scholarships and more funds for research Other causes supported by charitable foundations
  5. 5. Slide Private equity is about long term investing and superior returns. 5 Pensions invest because they want to outperform the public markets, such as the S&P 500, over time.
  6. 6. Slide Private Equity Performance Compared to Public Market Returns 6 “Private Equity Benchmark” shows median IRR performance as reported by Cambridge Associates and ILPA. “Pension Fund Private Equity Investments” shows the median time-weighted performance of pension fund private equity investments with publicly available information at the time of analysis (March 10, 2015). Pension fund private equity performance figures may reflect investment in other forms of alternative equities, in addition to private equity, as well as the fund manager’s ability to identify profitable investment opportunities. 10.6% 14.5% 15.4% 12.9% 10.5% 14.8% 13.8% 12.2% 12.4% 16.4% 14.7% 8.4% 12.7% 16.1% 14.5% 8.0% 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 14% 16% 18% 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year Return (as of 9/30/14) Private Equity Benchmark Pension Fund Private Equity Investments Russell 3000 Index Total Return S&P 500 Index Total Return
  7. 7. Slide And state pension funds across the country benefit from private equity investment. 7
  8. 8. Slide Pension Fund Private Equity Performance (as of March 31, 2015) 8 Pension Fund Private Equity Returns (Time-Weighted) 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year Alaska Public Employees' Retirement System 15.4% 17.4% 16.2% N/A California Public Employees' Retirement System N/A 15.4% 15.7% 12.8% California State Teachers' Retirement System N/A 21.4% 17.4% N/A Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Associate 10.8% 13.1% 13.1% N/A Florida Retirement System Pension Plan 14.8% 14.8% 13.7% 9.2% Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund 8.5% 9.2% 8.5% 7.9% Illinois Teachers Retirement System 11.4% 16.8% 15.7% 14.3% Kentucky Retirement System 8.8% 14.8% 14.0% 9.5% Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System 10.5% 14.5% 14.2% 12.6% Louisiana Teachers' Retirement System 8.5% 12.7% 13.2% 12.1% Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Trust Fund 13.4% 18.3% 17.6% 16.9% Minnesota State Board of Investment 8.8% 13.0% 13.2% 13.6% Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System 19.2% 15.3% 11.2% N/A North Carolina Retirement System 9.6% 11.1% 11.0% 8.9% Nebraska Investment Council - Total Defined Benefit Plan 11.6% 11.4% 13.6% N/A Nevada Public Employees Retirement System 17.2% 15.8% 15.3% 12.7% New Jersey Division of Investment 18.0% 16.6% 14.0% N/A Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund 9.1% 14.6% 13.8% 12.2% Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System 4.5% 10.5% 11.3% 11.7% Virginia Retirement System 10.2% 15.1% 14.1% 13.2% Washington State Investment Board 10.3% 14.4% 13.5% 12.0% Performance figures are based on most recent publicly available information. Public Market Returns 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year Russell 3000 Index (including dividends) 12.4% 16.4% 14.7% 8.4% S&P 500 Index (excluding dividends) 10.4% 13.7% 12.1% 5.8% S&P 500 Index (including dividends) 12.7% 16.1% 14.5% 8.0%
  9. 9. Visit www.PrivateEquityAtWork.org to find out more about the private equity industry. Sponsored by

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