1 As of June 2020.
2 https://www.cambridgeassociates.com/private-investment-benchmarks/. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
3 Source: Pitchbook 2019 Annual U.S. Private Equity Breakdown. Data as of December 31, 2019.
4 Number of U.S. companies includes firms with >20 employees, based on data from U.S. Census, Statistics of U.S. Businesses, as of March 2020.
5 Number of U.S. publicly listed companies data as of June 2020 from The Global Economy.
6 Source: Preqin; data as of May 2020 for December 31, 2019 values. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
7 AIP Private Markets data, as of June 30, 2020.
8 Source: Preqin, AIP Private Markets. Most recent performance data as of June 30, 2016. AIP Private Markets made the specialist/generalist determination based on available industry data and AIP Private Markets’ proprietary knowledge. Specialist managers have a specific industry in which they invest while generalists have a wider scope of target industries.
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