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Distinct insights into returns with global and regional indexes covering private equity, venture capital, private debt and private real assets

Are you benchmarking your private capital performance to a private capital index? If not, consider making the switch. Our fleet of distinct indexes, calculated from our Private Capital Manager Universe — one of the largest private capital datasets of its kind — serves asset owners, asset managers and General Partners (GPs). Or, you can design your own index.

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  • 130+Indexes

  • 12,000+Funds

  • $10.1 trillion+Total capitalization1

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We offer over 130 indexes calculated from our Manager Universe, a dataset offering full coverage of private capital funds dating back over 40 years.

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Client-designed indexes

You can measure and compare performance by sector, geography, asset class, vintage and fund size characteristics, and create a benchmark universe that reflects your mandate and portfolio constraints.

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How our indexes can help you

Investors use our suite of indexes to inform allocation strategies, benchmark, and measure and manage the performance of portfolios across private capital funds.

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MSCI has served as one of the global leaders in equity indexes for more than 50 years, working at the forefront of index construction and maintenance. We launched our first global equity indexes in 1969, helping shape the way investors track and compare global equity markets, and we serve as one of the leaders in private capital benchmarking data with the acquisition of the Burgiss Group in 2023. There is $14.9 trillion in assets under management benchmarked to MSCI indexes.2 MSCI also offers over 3,900 equity and fixed income ESG indexes.3

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  • 1 As of September 30, 2023.
  • 2 As of June 2023.
  • 3 As of March 2023.