Private Equity Program

Since inception in 1990 to September 30, 2014, the Private Equity (PE) Program has generated $31.4 billion in profits for CalPERS.

The PE Program specializes in private equity investments. With over $43.1 billion of total exposure to this asset class, CalPERS is one of the largest private equity investors in the world. The program invests through three investment components - Partnership, Direct, and Fund-of-Funds.

September 30, 2014, is the latest private equity performance information available. At the end of each quarter, the General Partners report on the value of invested capital. They have up to 120 days to provide Limited Partners with financial data, so there is generally a two-quarter "lag" in performance reporting.

As of September 30, 2014, the PE Program had a total exposure of $43.1 billion. The PE Program has contributed $62.8 billion and received distributions of $62.4 billion and had a remaining reported value of $31.7 billion. Of the $62.4 billion in distributions, $31.4 billion represents realized gains. As the portfolio matures and distributions grow, the Program is becoming self-sustaining.

You can find out more about the PE Program by choosing one of the options below.

Submit Your Investment Proposal

Use our online service to submit your investment proposal.

PE Program Fund Performance

Review performance information on each of the funds in the PE program.

Private Equity (PE) Policies

You can review the CalPERS Board of Administration's investment policy that guides the PE Program.

Dated: 03-12-2015