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Cambridge Associates LLC U.S. Indices

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Cambridge Associates is a privately held independent consulting firm that provides consulting and investment oversight services. Cambridge Associates compile the performance results for more than three-fourths of institutional-quality venture capital assets and nearly two-thirds of leveraged buyouts, subordinated debt, and special situations partnerships to publish Cambridge Associates U.S. Venture Capital Index® and the Cambridge Associates Private Equity Index®.

Cambridge Associates LLC’s proprietary databases provide independent statistics to the institutional investment industry. The Cambridge Associates LLC U.S. Venture Capital Index is based on returns data compiled on funds representing over 80 percent of the total dollars raised by U.S. venture capital partnerships formed between 1981 and 2007. Similarly, the Cambridge Associates LLC U.S. Private Equity Index is based on returns data compiled on funds representing over 70 percent of the total dollars raised by U.S. leveraged buyout, subordinated debt, and special situation partnerships formed between 1986 and 2007. The pooled means represent the net end-to-end rates of return calculated on the aggregate of all cash flows and market values as reported to Cambridge Associates by the funds’ general partners in their quarterly and annual audited financial reports. 

Key Features and Coverage on RIMES

For this data source, RIMES hosts quarterly returns and preliminary data, includingCambridge Associates LLC U.S. Private Equity Index and Cambridge Associates LLC U.S. Venture Capital Index.

Some of the historical data items available include:

  • Quarterly Net To Lp, Net To Lp {Num Of Years} Yr, Preliminary Net To Lp Q {Quarter} {Year}, and Percentage Of Funds Updated Q {Quarter} {Year}