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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.

6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Scott Delman, President, Capital Z Investment Partnersp

Delman on being a value-added investor, on succession problems, on why we'll see no more mega-funds, on the fragility of limited partnerships, on managing expectations and on the importance of secondaries.

6 May 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Catherine Lewis, Founding Partner, Proventurep

Lewis on why Western Europe is the place to be, on the difficulties of fundraising, on the tightening of capital, on why many funds of funds will disappear and on the way in which many investors will lose money in private equity.

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.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile, Martin Anthonsen, Chief Investment Officer, Nordic Alternative Investment Advisorsp

Anthonsen on why Nordic spun out of Lansforsakringar, on the importance of alignment of interests, on the scalability of private equity and on why fees will come down.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Anders Stromblad, Head of Alternative Investments, Second Swedish National Pension Fund – AP2p

Stromblad on taking a step-by-step approach to private equity, on why private equity is challenging for investors, on the importance of finding good managers and on the value of investing with teams with a broad mix of skills.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Colin Wimsett, Managing Director, Europe, Pantheon Venturesp

Wimsett on never saying never, on box ticking, on avoiding the cookie-cutter approach to investing, on the evolution of control and strategy in private equity firms and on why venture capital is not a one-way bet.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Gordon Hargraves, Vice President, Rho Fund Investorsp

Hargraves on the attractiveness of the Japanese market, on the unattractiveness of emerging markets, on the push for disclosure and on why that's a good – and a bad – development for GPs and LPs.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Thomas Kohlmeyer, Partner, Extorel Private Equity Advisersp

Kohlmeyer on the gap between logic and the actions taken by some investors, on the limited scalability of private equity, on the frustrations of the German tax and legal situation and on what the future holds for the fund of funds market.

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