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Preqin– Furnishing Indispensable data, solutions, and insights for alternative assets professionals around the globe


"Our unparalleled industry relationships, knowledge, and dedicated global research teams combine to provide you with data you can trust, spanning the alternative assets industry."

Preqin has been the most reliable source of data, insights, and tools for alternative assets professionals around the globe since 2003. The firm provides in-depth data and research to support its global client base in their daily activities including fundraising, investor relations, asset allocation, portfolio management, fund manager selection, and business development. Their products and services span the following asset classes: private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, private debt, natural resources, and secondaries.

The company provides in-depth data and research to support global client base in their daily activities including fundraising, investor relations, asset allocation, fund manager selection, and business development. In addition to actionable data, insights, and intelligence, it also offers market-leading portfolio management software that enables private capital managers to create value through more efficient portfolio management.

What makes Preqin different?

Their global research teams maintain relationships with industry professionals and monitor thousands of sources to provide the most comprehensive, accurate, and timely data across alternative assets. Cutting-edge technology and workflow tools help their clients extract more value from data and use it in a way that suits them. They also benefit from Avail, the exclusive 24-hour data-request support.

Preqin's astonishing products

Preqin Pro

Preqin Pro provides access to the industry's most comprehensive private capital and hedge fund data sets and tools. Alternative asset professionals rely on it to make data-driven decisions throughout the entire investment lifecycle. With the largest global network of alternative asset decision-makers, Preqin Pro allows you to build connections and collaborate with half a million curated professionals.

Preqin Insights

Enhance your point of view with research, multimedia, and events that provide insider access to the largest global network of alternative assets experts. Be the most informed person in the room. Preqin Insights delivers expert data-driven analysis through exclusive publications, reports, and guides to help you confidently make strategic decisions. Meet face-to-face with industry thought leaders at industry events and conferences. Build your network and uncover best practices.

Captivate the audience and improve ROI on marketing spend by delivering persuasive data-driven presentations. Leverage Preqin slide decks and data to support your point of view and transform the message into compelling communication. Accurately compare yourself against the competition so you can outperform your peers. It helps you to access to private and public benchmarks, surveys, and exclusive compensation and fund term benchmarks.

Services offered by Preqin

Fund Managers

Preqin's global data and actionable insights help you raise capital more effectively and efficiently, benchmark yourself, supplement your investor relations activity and much more.


Source and screen new investments manage your portfolio and keep on top of market developments with Preqin's unrivaled global data, products, and insights.

Placement Agents & Third-Party Marketers

Achieve fundraising success by broadening your network and building the right pitch. The firm provides unparalleled insight into the investor universe and a comprehensive view of the current fundraising environment.

Investment Consultants

Find the right options for your clients; provide ongoing support and source new business with Preqin's products, tools, and industry insight. Stay informed and know about every opportunity in the market.

Fund and Transaction Services

Whether you are a law firm, prime broker, fund administrator, custodian, auditor, the accountancy firm, or bank, Preqin helps you source new business opportunities, and monitor the market and your competitors.

Academic Institutions

Preqin's helps in achieving academic excellence with best-in-class data and tools that deliver insights, foster learning, and aid research within your business programs.

Industry Associations

Preqin's global data helps you to strengthen and expand your network, conduct research into alternative assets, and share insights that inform and engage your member community.

The formidable leader

Mark O'Hare is one of the founders of Preqin and is responsible for the company's strategic development. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and is also a point of contact for other companies and organizations wishing to form strategic partnerships with Preqin. Mr. Mark was previously a Manager with Boston Consulting Group and founded City watch, the equity shareholdings information service that is now part of Thomson Reuters.