Private Markets in Downturns:
Defining the optimal set of actions in coping with COVID-19 induced shocks requires all private equity stakeholders to address some …
Throughout 2019, performance and risk have jointly stabilized at levels set in 2017, while selection risk has also stabilized at a low level. Time-to-liquidity remained short, as fund managers maximized the use of debt markets and exit options. However, these ideal conditions are being tested during the first semester of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic radically changes the business environment.