Alternative Investment

Databases and Directories

Barclay Hedge Fund Directory (Available in Watson Library only)
Provides quarterly analysis on the performance on hedge funds and funds of funds.  Statistical data includes rates of return, expected months to new peak and probability of losing, projectability and comparison with benchmarks.

Bloomberg (Available in Watson Library only)
Good resource for information on hedge funds.
Enter HFND and hit the GO key for Bloomberg’s Hedge Fund menu

Capital IQ
non-Business School affiliates can use Capital IQ at one of the 10 designated terminals in the library. Business School students and faculty may request individual accounts.  For access information see: Business 24/7 Help.  Access to this resource is restricted to CURRENT Columbia University affiliates.

Pratt’s Guide to Private Equity Sources
HG64.P73 (Reference shelves)

Thomson ONE [includes SDC Platinum]
Click on the Deals tab for access to the full SDC Platinum database.  This database contains data on LBOs as well as M&A and IPOs deals.

VentureXpert via Thomson ONE (click on Private Equity tab)
Historical venture capital and private equity deals and industry statistics.

Articles and Journals


Business Source Complete
Full text scholarly business journals and other sources, including industry and market research reports.

Good source for industry publications and dealmakers.

An interdisciplinary database containing scholarly journals, newspapers, trade journals, dissertations and market research.


Specific Journals

Industry Statistics