ILPA Private Markets Benchmark

Effective January 1, 2022, ILPA will discontinue the ILPA Private Markets Benchmark, calculated in partnership with Cambridge Associates. The Q2 2021 benchmark, scheduled to be released the week of November 15, 2021, will be the final report published. We would like to thank all of our members, and Cambridge Associates, who made this initiative possible. Please reach out to with any questions or concerns.

ILPA remains committed to helping its members access high quality PE benchmarks. Please visit our exclusive member discount page, which includes several benchmark providers for more information.

Click here to view top-level benchmark results as of March 31, 2021

Click here to read the original press release, announcing our agreement (from February 2012)

About the ILPA Private Markets Benchmark Initiative

In 2012, ILPA entered into a partnership with Cambridge Associates, a leading institutional advisor and private investments benchmark provider, to jointly construct the ILPA Private Markets Benchmark. The combination of Cambridge Associates’ extensive database of performance information and the high rate of ILPA member participation has resulted in a robust benchmark, which is characterized by strategy, geography and vintage. A top priority of ILPA is to provide a private markets benchmark that accurately and consistently represents the investable universe and performance for global, institutional investors.

The ILPA Private Markets benchmark includes over 3,800 funds, and is reported in eight separate components:

  • U.S./Canada Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Europe Private Equity & Venture Capital (each expressed in EUR & USD)
  • Asia Pacific Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Distressed
  • Private Credit
  • Natural Resources
  • Fund of Funds & Secondary Funds
  • All Funds (inclusive of the other seven components)

ILPA Member Participation

To further the development of the benchmark, ILPA seeks to maximize the number of members that contribute the list of fund names in their portfolio. Contributors only need to provide fund names. No NAVs or cash flows are required.

To simplify the contribution process, members may submit fund names using the template provided here:

Completed templates or any other list format can be submitted to

Contributing members will remain anonymous and all information gathered through this effort will remain confidential.

Members with questions regarding the ILPA Private Markets Benchmark program are invited to review our FAQ below. Additional questions may be directed to

ILPA Private Markets Benchmark Initiative Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Member participation is paramount and the ILPA is ready to address all questions and concerns. After consulting the FAQ below, members should contact with any questions.