CalPERS' Private Equity Program specializes in private equity investments. The strategic objective is to maximize risk-adjusted rates of return and enhance the equity return of the total CalPERS' portfolio. The program currently invests in four ways:

  1. Limited partnerships
  2. Direct and co-investments with existing CalPERS general partners
  3. Direct secondary investments
  4. Fund of funds (for specific mandates only)

Visit Private Equity Program Fund Performance Review for more information.

Strategies in Portfolio: Buyouts, credit related, venture capital, growth/expansion, and opportunistic

Investment Division: Private Equity

Current Portfolio Size: View CalPERS Investment Fund Values.

Investment Proposals: Review Investment Proposal Submission if you're interested in submitting a proposal to the Private Equity Program. The Private Equity Program is not currently seeking investment proposals related to the following funds:

  • Non-control credit
  • Agricultural and farming
  • Bank-sponsored leveraged buy-outs
  • Life settlement
  • Movie production

Emerging Manager Program: The Private Equity Program is actively engaged in an Emerging Manager Program. CalPERS investment staff select advisers for the program, and these advisers actively seek emerging manager investment opportunities. View more information on Emerging & Transition Manager Programs, including a list of current emerging manager advisers. You may also submit an investment proposal to CalPERS staff, and if appropriate, staff will refer you to an emerging manager adviser.


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