The objective of this model is to hold securities that have some resemblance to the private equity market either directly or indirectly. The model is broadly diversified and has a bias to domestic securities. Since public private equity is an oxymoron, the publicly traded securities held are proxies for the private equity market.
PRIVATE EQUITY MODEL CORE-SATELLITE IMPLEMENTATION
A Core and Satellite approach has been used to build this model, with the Core including low cost, primarily market capitalization weighted ETFs across four main segments of the market: 1 ) Listed private equity funds 2) Listed private debt funds 3) Publicly traded traditional proxies for private equity and 4) Publicly traded alternative proxies. The Satellite allocations include ETFs that track alternative indices, attempting to add alpha over the Core indices. Examples include pre-IPO business development companies, venture debt, convertibles, companies doing buybacks, etc.