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15 May 2002

Hanneke Smits, Partner, Adams Street Partnersp

Smits on the dangers of allocating by geography, on why European venture has a long way to go, on organisational risk in private equity, on the problem of liquidity in the current market and on people who just won't take no for an answer.

8 May 2002

Private versus public investment, some reflectionsp

Many people are predicting a wide-scale increase in private equity allocations among institutions – most of it coming from their public equity investments. The problem is, many new investors will be more used to dealing with the characteristics inherent in quoted investments. How private is private equity and how public need it be for the much-heralded, large-scale asset allocation shifts to occur, asks Martin Currie's Hamish Mair.

8 May 2002

Topi Piela, Director, Finvestp

Piela on the importance of teamwork, on why venture is harder work than buy-outs, on the correlation between public and private equity and on keeping portfolio company managers motivated in a downturn (full profile available in AltAssets Institutional Investor Profiles: Volume 2).

8 May 2002

Institutional Investor Profile: Topi Piela, Director, Finvestp

Piela on the importance of teamwork, on why venture is harder work than buy-outs, on the correlation between public and private equity and on keeping portfolio company managers motivated in a downturn.

7 May 2002

Jonny Maxwell, Chief Executive, Private Equity, Standard Life Investmentsp

Maxwell on why he thinks that some firms are fleecing their investors, on cowboy fund of funds managers and on what he's most excited about in private equity (full article available in AltAssets Institutional Investor Profiles: Volume 1).

7 May 2002

Stuart Imeson, Head of Pensions and Investments, West Yorkshire Pension Fundp

Imeson on increasing the fund's allocation, on ensuring that trustees understand private equity, on whether the growth in the market is sustainable and on why some other UK local authority pension funds don't invest in the asset class (full article available in AltAssets Institutional Investor Profiles: Volume 1).

7 May 2002

Richard Hotchkis, Senior Investment Manager, Co-operative Insurance Societyp

Hotchkis on what adding value really means, on why no-one has to be in private equity and on why the issue of management fees just won't go away (full article available in AltAssets Institutional Investor Profiles: Volume 1).

7 May 2002

Michael Taylor, Director of Finance, Surrey County Councilp

Taylor on switching from direct to fund investing, on why trustees are in favour of private equity, on the long-term nature of private equity and on why the asset class shouldn't be considered as high risk (full article available in AltAssets Institutional Investor Profiles: Volume 1).

7 May 2002

Philippe Poggioli, Partner, Access Capital Partnersp

Poggioli on the disappointment that is Germany, on taking private equity investing slowly, on market contraction and on why general partners are becoming more professional (full article available in AltAssets Institutional Investor Profiles: Volume 1).

7 May 2002

Bruno E Raschle, Managing Director, Adveq Managementp

Raschle on why private equity is not a free ride, why he thinks institutions are increasing their allocations to the asset class and on what the tech crash really means (full article available in AltAssets Institutional Investor Profiles: Volume 1).

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