AMG Pantheon Fund

Private Equity—In a Class by Itself

Private equity has outperformed stocks, bonds, and REITs over the past 10 years. A fast growing asset class offering a large universe of investment opportunity, private equity assets under management are now at $3.1 trillion, a new high as of December 2017. 1

Embraced by Institutional Investors

  • U.S. public pensions have long been investing in private equity and most have steadily increased their target allocations over time.
  • The average public fund now targets an 8.6% allocation 2, but even greater targets are common among large, well-known public pensions and endowments.
  • Large endowments such as Harvard, Stanford and Yale have invested in private equity for decades, with current target allocations of 20%, 23% and 31%, respectively 3.
1 Source: 2018 Prequin Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report
2 Source: American Investment Council Public Pension Study May 2018
3 Source: Harvard 2016, Stanford 2016, Yale 2016. Chart is for illustrative purposes only. Individual asset allocation will vary. Individuals must determine the percentage of allocation to private equity based on their individual portfolio.

Professional Management For a Complex Asset Class

A large opportunity set of private equity investments exists across a range of maturity stages (venture capital, growth capital, mezzanine, special situations, buyout), as well as for differing vintages, industries and geographies.

Opaque Information Flow

Much of the information needed to evaluate private equity managers is not publicly available. A professional manager’s relationships within the industry—and the access to the information sources they provide—is critical for investment success.

  • The difference in performance results between top and bottom quartile investment managers (performance "spreads") can vary significantly by asset class
  • 1st quartile private equity managers outperformed those in the 4th quartile by over 13% over the past ten years—a dramatically wider spread than for public market funds where spreads have averaged about 2% or less
  • For this reason, expertise in identifying strong managers and avoiding weak ones is particularly important when investing in private equity

AMG Pantheon Fund

Delivering Private Equity Access Alongside Institutional Clients

  • Available to accredited investors 1
  • Low investment minimum, from $25,000
  • Monthly valuations & subscription periods
  • Perpetual life
  • No capital calls 2
  • 1099 tax reporting
  • ERISA eligible

Single Allocation Solution

  • With its multi-manager structure, the AMG Pantheon Fund is designed to offer a complete investment solution in the asset class through a single investment.
  • The Fund seeks diversification across manager, stage, vintage, industry and geography by targeting opportunities across the private equity universe—in primary funds, secondaries and co-investments.
  • Professional portfolio management includes a rigorous manager selection process, and ongoing investment monitoring and risk management.
1 Accredited Investor has the meaning set out under the Securities Act of 1933.
2 A capital call is a request for funds issued to limited partners when the general partner has identified a new investment and a portion of the limited partner’s committed capital is required to pay for that investment.

AMG Pantheon Fund Takes Into Account Key Private Equity Diversifiers

Pantheon—A Global Leader in Private Equity Fund Investing


  • Over 35 years of providing innovative private equity investment solutions to institutional investors.
  • Global footprint includes deep resources in The Americas, Europe and Asia.


  • Exclusively focused on private equity investing.
  • Manages global primary, secondary, co-investment and infrastructure private equity programs.


  • Disciplined, long-term investment process incorporates rigorous due diligence and ongoing risk management.
  • Strong track record 2 of delivering results for institutional investors.

About Pantheon

Founded in 1982, Pantheon manages AUM of over $40 billion 1, and is a leading global private equity fund investor, managing private equity funds and separate account programs for investors around the world. The firm's long-term presence in Europe, the U.S. and Asia has allowed the team to develop an extensive network of relationships for rigorous on-site due diligence and ongoing investment monitoring. Pantheon is a trusted partner to over 501 institutional investors across the globe, including public and private pension plans, insurance companies, banks, endowments and foundations.

1 AUM of $40.4 B as of March 31, 2018. This figure includes assets subject to discretionary or non-discretionary management, advice or those limited to a reporting function
2 Past performance is no guarantee of future results


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AMG Pantheon Fund Update

Doug Keller, Head of Private Wealth at Pantheon, provides an AMG Pantheon Fund update covering 2017 performance and a review of holdings, as well as 2018 positioning and outlook. (Original air date: February 13, 2018)

Investors should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. For this and other information, please call 800.835.3879 or download a free prospectus. Read it carefully before investing or sending money.

This information is not an offer to sell securities issued by AMG Pantheon Fund, LLC (the "Fund"). Investors should consider the Fund's investment objective, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing.

Everyone cannot invest like an institution. Institutions are professional money managers who have unique access and the ability to perform extensive due diligence on managers. Many investors' experience, financial means, objectives, risk tolerance, and time frame will differ from that of institutions, and they may not be able to access the same investment opportunities as institutions. These factors should be taken into consideration when creating an allocation to alternatives. The above should not be construed as investment advice. Diversification does not ensure profit nor protect against loss.

All investors in the Fund must be "Accredited Investors," as defined in Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933. The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company designed for long-term investors and not as a trading vehicle. The Fund has limited operating history upon which investors can evaluate potential performance.

The Fund differs from open-end investment companies in that investors do not have the right to redeem their units on a daily basis. Instead, repurchases of units are subject to the approval of the Fund's Board of Directors. The Fund's units represent illiquid securities of an unlisted closed-end fund, are not listed on any securities exchange or traded in any other market, and are subject to substantial limitations on transferability. LIQUIDITY IN ANY GIVEN QUARTER IS NOT GUARANTEED. YOU SHOULD NOT INVEST IN THE FUND IF YOU NEED A LIQUID INVESTMENT.

The Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in AMG Pantheon Master Fund, LLC (the "Master Fund"). This investment structure is commonly referred to as a "master-feeder" fund arrangement. The investment advisor of the Fund and the Master Fund is Pantheon Ventures (US) LP (the "Advisor"). The Master Fund is non-diversified, which means that it may be invested in a relatively small number of underlying funds or portfolio companies, which subjects the Master Fund, and therefore the Fund, to greater risk and volatility than if the Master Fund's assets had been invested in a broader range of issuers. No assurance can be given that the Master Fund's investment program will be successful. An investment in the Fund should be viewed only as part of an overall investment program.

An investment in the Fund is speculative and involves substantial risks. It is possible that investors may lose some or all of their investment. In general, alternative investments such as private equity or infrastructure involve a high degree of risk, including potential loss of principal invested. These investments can be highly illiquid, charge higher fees than other investments, and typically do not grow at an even rate of return and may decline in value. In addition, past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

In addition to all of the risks inherent in alternative investments, an investment in the Fund involves specific risks associated with private equity investing. Underlying funds and many of the securities held by underlying funds may be difficult to value and will be priced in the absence of readily available market quotations, based on determinations of fair value, which may prove to be inaccurate. Fund investors will bear asset-based fees and expenses at the Fund and Master Fund levels, and will also indirectly bear fees, expenses and performance-based compensation of the underlying funds. Underlying funds will not be registered as investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "1940 Act"), and the Master Fund's investments in underlying funds will not benefit from the protections of the 1940 Act. The value of the Master Fund's investments in underlying funds will also fluctuate and may decline.

The Fund's investment portfolio through the Master Fund will consist of primary and secondary investments in private equity funds that hold securities issued primarily by privately held companies ("Investment Funds"), co-investments, ETFs, cash and cash-equivalents. Many of such investments involve a high degree of business and financial risk that can result in substantial losses.

Subject to the limitations and restrictions of the 1940 Act, the Master Fund may use derivative transactions, primarily equity options and swaps, for hedging purposes. Options and swaps transactions present risks arising from the use of leverage (which increases the magnitude of losses), volatility, the possibility of default by a counterparty, and illiquidity. Use of options and swaps transactions for hedging purposes by the Master Fund could present significant risks, including the risk of losses in excess of the amounts invested.

Additionally, the Master Fund may invest in ETFs. The risk of ETFs designed to track equity indexes may include passive strategy risk (the ETF may hold constituent securities of an index regardless of the current or projected performance of a specific security or a particular industry, market sector, country, or currency, which could cause returns to be lower or higher than if an active strategy were used), non-correlation risk (the ETF's return may not match the returns of the relevant index), equity securities risk (the value of equity securities will rise and fall in response to the activities of the company that issued them, general market conditions, and/or economic conditions), market trading risks (the ETF faces market trading risks, including losses from trading in secondary markets and disruption in the creation/redemption process of the ETF), and concentration risk (to the extent the ETF or underlying index's portfolio is concentrated in the securities of a particular geographic or market segment, the ETF may be adversely affected by the performance of that particular geographic or market segment, may be subject to increased price volatility, and may be more susceptible to adverse economic, market, political, or regulatory occurrences affected by that particular geographic or market segment).

The Master Fund may invest, including for defensive purposes, directly and indirectly, some or all of its assets in high quality fixed-income securities, money market instruments and money market mutual funds, or hold cash or cash equivalents in such amounts as the Advisor or general partner, manager or equivalent of the underlying Investment Fund (the "Investment Fund manager(s)") deem appropriate under the circumstances. In addition, the Master Fund or an Investment Fund may invest in these instruments pending allocation of its assets, and the Master Fund will seek to retain cash or cash equivalents in sufficient amounts to satisfy capital calls from Investment Funds. Money market instruments are generally high quality, short-term fixed-income obligations, which typically have remaining maturities of one year or less and may include U.S. Government securities, commercial paper, certificates of deposit and bankers acceptances issued by domestic branches of U.S. banks that are members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and repurchase agreements. The performance of these investments may be adversely affected by tax, legal, legislative, regulatory, credit, political or government changes, interest rate increases and the financial conditions of issuers, which may pose credit risks that result in issuer default.

Any statements regarding market events, future events or other similar statements constitute only subjective views, are based upon expectations or beliefs, should not be relied on, are subject to change due to a variety of factors, including fluctuating market conditions, and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, many of which cannot be predicted or quantified and are beyond the Fund's control. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying these statements. In light of these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that these statements are now or will prove to be accurate or complete in any way. No representation is made that the Fund's or the Master Fund's investment process or investment objectives will be or are likely to be successful or achieved.

Investment products are not FDIC insured, are not bank guaranteed and may lose value.


Unlike the Fund, indices are unmanaged, are not available for investment, and do not incur expenses.

The S&P 500 Index is a capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks. The S&P 500 Index is designed to measure performance of the broad domestic economy through changes in the aggregate market value of 500 stocks representing all major indices. The S&P 500 Index is proprietary data of Standard & Poor's, a division of McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is an index of the U.S. investment-grade fixed-rate bond market, including both government and corporate bonds.

The Dow Jones U.S. Select REIT Index measures U.S. publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts.

The Cambridge Associates U.S. Private Equity Index is based on data compiled from 970 U.S. private equity funds (buyout, growth equity, private equity, energy and mezzanine funds), including fully liquidated partnerships, formed between 1986 and 2010. The Cambridge Associates U.S. Private Equity Index has limitations (some of which are typical to other widely used indices) and cannot be used to predict performance of the Fund. These limitations include survivorship bias (the returns of the index may not be representative of all private equity funds in the universe because of the tendency of lower performing funds to leave the index); heterogeneity (not all private equity are alike or comparable to one another, and the index may not accurately reflect the performance of a described style); and limited data (many funds do not report to indices, and the index may omit funds, the inclusion of which might significantly affect the performance shown).

AMG Distributors, Inc., a member of FINRA/SIPC, is the distributor for the Fund.

AMG Distributors, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. ("AMG") and Pantheon Ventures (US) LP is majority owned by AMG.