COrporate PRESENTATION

At the crossroad BETWEEN science and business

Our products come from the cutting-edge R&D of the EDHEC Infrastructure & Private Assets Research Institute, established in 2016 by EDHEC Business School. In 2019, we transformed this academic research into a commercial enterprise, providing services like private market indices, benchmarks, valuation analytics, and climate risk metrics. We take pride in our unique dual identity, bridging scientific research and market applications.

The EDHEC Infrastructure & Private Assets Research Institute (EIPA) continues to advance academic research and innovate with technologies in risk measurement and valuation in private markets, especially utilizing artificial intelligence and language processing. Our company, Scientific Infra & Private Assets (SIPA), supplies specialised data to investors in infrastructure and private equity.

Merging academic rigor with practical business applications, our dedicated team excels in integrating quantitative research into private asset investing. Our products, infraMetrics® and privateMetrics®, are unique in the market, stemming from thorough research rather than being ancillary services of larger data providers. We are the Quants of Private Markets, leading with innovation and precision.

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Quantifying Private Markets

London | Singapore
Trusted by sophisticated investors around the world since 2019
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Our Thesis

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Private Markets 2.0


Quantitative research has benefitted investors in capital markets for decades, from hedge funds to smart beta.

This time has come for private markets.

Scientific Infra & Private Assets is a data & analytics provider for sophisticated investors in private markets who want to know the market value and the risks of private investments.

WE ARE QUANTS


At the crossroad of academia and industry, we are a quantitative team with a focus on private asset pricing and market dynamics.

We create model-driven products and solutions with practical applications for investors in need of better data so they can decide how to deploy capital in private equity and infrastructure markets while managing risk and benchmarking performance.

WE ARE DIFFERENT


We are not a repository of contributed information provided by a limited sample of market participants.

Instead, we collect data directly from private firms and markets and use advanced financial modelling, statistics and machine learning to produce scientific results fit to make investment decisions.

We do so transparently, using models that are fully documented.

WHY QUANT RESEARCH? (1)


In 2024, private asset investing represents trillions of dollars of allocations and requires representative and robust market data to measure value and risk.

But private markets themselves generate little raw data, and most of it is not public. Quantitative research, including machine learning techniques, is the way for private market investors to access the information they need.

WHY QUANT RESEARCH? (2)


The absence of high frequency transaction data in private markets means that almost every reported value is based on a model.

The actual choice for investors in private assets is not between taking a quantitative approach or not.

The choice they face is between using good data and quantitative methods or bad ones. The difference is a matter of fiduciary duty.

VALUE PROPOSITION (1)


Private markets provide investors with information through transaction prices that are always noisy and biased. Using advanced, scientific models and the best data available, quantitative research can de-noise and correct biases in the data to provide investors with access to robust and representative market information. 

For our clients, the data is fully supported, customisable and currently the only usable source of information on private market risk.

VALUE PROPOSITION (2)


With our technology and unique access to private market information, we produce data that serves as a starting point in private investing.

1. Asset Valuation: we offer robust, representative and customisable data to anchor private asset valuations to market conditions.

2. Market Dynamics: we offer a suite of private market indices and customisable benchmarks to track market levels and risk.

    our TEAM

    R&D TEAM

    10 Researchers

    DATA TEAM

    11 Analysts & Data Scientists

    PROD TEAM

    9 Engineers & Developers

    BUSINESS TEAM

    12 Commercial & Client Service Collaborators

    40+

    Number of staff on the team

    10

    PhD in finance, engineering and physics

    25

    Advisory Board Members

    2

    Office locations in Singapore and London

    ADVISORY BOARD

    We require a double validation of our work by the industy and academia. Our international Advisory Board meets once a year to steer research and provide essential feedback on the work of the research institute and of the product development team. 

    Next Board Meeting

    Advisory Board 2024BOSTON, USA12jun9:00 am5:00 pmEvent Type Institute Advisory Board Meetings Event Organized ByEDHEC Infra & Private Assets Research Institute

    Board Members

    • Noël Amenc, Ph.D., EDHEC

    • Robert Bianchi, Ph.D., Griffith University

    • Timo Välilä, Ph.D., UCL

    • Stefano Gatti, Ph.D., Bocconi

    • Avi Turetski, Ph.D., Ares

    • John Faye, CDPQ

    • Christof Manser, Swiss Life

    • Atif Ansar, Ph.D., Oxford University

    • James Davis, OPTrust

    • Serge Lauper, BlackRock

    • Dominic Garcia, Ph.D, CBRE

    • Paul Carrett, Brookfield 

    • Bruce Phelps, Ph.D., PGIM
    • Chiam Swee Chiang, Ph.D., GIC

    • Laurence Monnier, OnePlanet

    • Christian Fischer, Credit Suisse

    • Stephane Gallon, Meridiam

    • Nicolas Pinaud, OCDE

    • Peter Broedsel, DWS

    • Alex Dotov, TIAA

    • Andry Setiawan, INA

    • James Murray, TCorp

    • Tania Tsoneva, CBRE

    • Paul Shantic, CalSTRS

    • David Belmont, Lombard Odier

    OUR STORY

    2016

    Creation of the Infrastructure Research Institute at EDHEC and launch of the private infrastructure asset pricing research program.
    2019

    Creation of the Scientific Infra Ltd and launch of infraMetrics®
    2022

    Scientific Infra Ltd is recognised by ESMA as an index provider.
    Launch of the private equity asset pricing research program.
    2023

    The company is renamed Scientific Infra & Private Assets Ltd
    2024

    Launch of privateMetrics®

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    London Office

    10 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RB
    United Kingdom
    +44 (0)207 332 5600
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    SINGAPORE Office

    One George Street, #15-02
    Singapore 049145
    +65 66538575
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