Global private equity and venture capital news and research


6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Urs Wietlisbach, Partner, Partners Groupp

Wietlisbach on why private equity funds of funds are about more than partnership picking, on the increased bifurcation between smaller and larger groups, on the value of spotting mistakes early and on how survival of the fittest now applies to the private equity market.

6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Maurice Simons, Portfolio Manager, Private equity, SPF Beheerp

Simons on why private equity isn't a diversifying investment, on differentiation between funds of funds, on getting in with the right managers and on why private equity suffers from an image problem.

6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Tim Cruttenden, Senior Investment Manager, VenCap Internationalp

Cruttenden on why US venture is an exciting area at the moment, on why Europe is coming of age, on why there is no substitute for experience in private equity and on why mentoring matters in private equity.

6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Luigi Santambrogio, Managing Director, Brederode (UK)p

Santambrogio on why secondaries may not be all they're cracked up to be, on the advantages of co-investing, on why private equity is more art than science and on why he hopes the asset class remains an inefficient market.

6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Stefan Herzog, Managing Director, VCMp

Herzog on the dangers of subjectivity in the fund selection process, on why private equity is not scaleable, on why there will be a wholesale market correction and on why capital overhang is one of the industry's biggest issues.

6 May 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Thomas Kubr, CEO, Capital Dynamicsp

Kubr on the difficulties for non-US investors of committing to private equity, on why the industry is suffering from unjustified fright, on why secondaries trading will never be vibrant and on why private equity is all about successful selling.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: John Brakey, Head of Alternative Investments, Macquarie Bankp

Brakey on the importance of vintage year diversification, on the peculiarities of the Australian private equity market, on why he steers clear of corporate investors and on the dangers of crossover funds.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Katja Salovaara, Portfolio Manager, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Companyp

Salovaara on the dangers of buying macro stories, on why secondaries have been risky over the last couple of years, on the incompleteness of IRRs, and on why the private equity industry should be beyond inconveniencing its investors by now.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Clint Harris, Managing Partner, Grove Street Advisorsp

Harris on the problem with traditional gatekeepers, on adding value to investors and private equity firms, on why today's leaders may not be the stars of tomorrow and on how the market has changed over recent years.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile, Leif Hasager, Senior Vice President, Bank//Pensionp

Hasager on why GPs and LPs are over-optimistic about their returns expectations, on the mixed quality of funds of funds, on why some investors shouldn't even bother with private equity and on the prospects for the asset class in emerging markets.

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