State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) today announced the results of its GX Private Equity Index (PEI), a benchmark for comparative analysis of private equity performance, which includes a comprehensive data set dating back to 1980. In the second quarter of 2016, the index saw an overall return of 2.7 percent, with Buyout, Private Debt and Venture Capital each posting positive returns.

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"The last eight quarters have been difficult for all private equity funds. Rolling one-year returns have been in decline since the second quarter of 2014, down from a nearly 30 percent return to single digits, mainly due to continued slow growth, economic and political uncertainty, and a lackluster IPO market," said Will Kinlaw, senior managing director and global head of State Street Associates ®, a division of State Street Global Exchange SM. "Nonetheless, we do see recent gains in buyout funds, which can in large part be tied to the strong performance we've been seeing in energy-focused funds."

The PEI is based on directly sourced limited partnership data and represents more than $2.4 trillion in private equity investments, with more than 2,600 unique private equity partnerships, as of June 30, 2016.

Second Quarter Highlights Include:
  • Improving quarter over quarter for the last four quarters, Buyout gained 3.41% in Q2 (up from 1.25% in Q1) while Private Debt funds gained 2.61% (up from 0.75 in Q1) during the second quarter of 2016. Venture Capital posted a 0.28% return in Q2 (up from -1.49% in Q1).
  • Among all three main strategies, Venture Capital posted a 0.84% return for one year, as of Q2 2016; while Buyout and Private Debt recorded 4.98% and 1.77% returns respectively, for the same period.
  • Recent volatility of the Euro foreign exchange rate has brought some headwinds to European focused funds. The quarterly return dropped from 3.51% in Q1 to 0.67% in Q2 2016. One year returns also declined from 14.95% at the end of March 2016 to 7.27% as of June 30, 2016.

"In the second quarter we saw movement to European-based funds among a significant amount of investors looking to capitalize on the Brexit, as the declining Euro and British Pound created opportunities for investors looking to make new commitments to the region," said Anthony Catino, managing director, Alternative Investment Solutions for State Street. "It will be interesting to see how these Euro funds perform throughout the remainder of 2016."

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Exp. Date: 11/30/17

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