The Private Capital Research Institute (PCRI) is a non-profit organization that seeks to further the understanding of private capital and its impact through independent academic studies. PCRI’s primary goal is to produce and disseminate high quality academic research, based in large part on the comprehensive academic databases of private capital activity that the PCRI is building.

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Key Objectives

  • Increase transparency of the private capital industry
  • Examples of many open questions remain about private capital...

    • What are the drivers of private equity performance?
    • How does the private equity model differ in emerging markets?
    • What are the appropriate ways to risk-adjust private equity performance?
    • How do terms and conditions affect the net performance of funds?
  • Build two comprehensive, centralized academic databases: fund-level and transaction-level data sets related to private capital, which can be made available to researchers for analysis.
  • Eliminate reporting biases and other flaws in the accuracy of the data.
  • Obtain better performance measures of private capital investment.
  • Enhance a community of scholars and sponsor unbiased academic research on the nature and effects of private capital.

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