Friday Letter: Invitation to participate in LP Perspectives 2021

It's time for the ninth annual deep dive survey of LPs. Your responses are anonymous and your participation in the study is greatly appreciated. Plus, it supports a good cause.

Attention, LPs: it’s time to take part in Private Equity International’s annual LP Perspectives Survey, one of the most comprehensive data sets for the private equity investor universe.

Last year, the research and analytics team at PEI, an affiliate publication of Venture Capital Journal, surveyed 146 institutional investors worldwide to find out what drives them, what worries them, and how they see the future of the asset class.

You can read more about last year’s study from our coverage here.

And good news, dear reader of VCJ: this year’s survey features more questions regarding the venture capital community.

For instance, one VC-related question we inserted asks about seed, early-stage and late stage investing: “How do you plan to invest in the following fund strategies in the next 12 months compared to the previous 12 months?”

Participating takes less than 10 minutes (I promise) and in return you will be provided with a complimentary copy of the full results of the study. A $5 donation to UNICEF will be made for every completed set of responses, and your answers will remain anonymous.

For any questions, please email my colleague Nicole Douglas, head of investor research, at


The deadline to participate is October 3, 2020.

If you are an institutional investor, your participation in the study is greatly appreciated.

Also, let me know what you think. What is – or should be – the LP perspective for next year, considering the recession and the covid-19 pandemic?

I’m always happy to hear from you. You can reach me at and I’m open to voice and video calls.