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29 May 2002

Plus ça change…p

Private equity has been through extremely rapid growth since the early nineties and has changed almost beyond recognition. Or has it?

22 May 2002

Cause for optimismp

Private equity has been through some tough times of late, but it's not the first time this has happened. Seasoned investor Stefan Marelid of SEB Investment Management takes a look at the highs and lows and predicts that the future is bright for this burgeoning asset class.

22 May 2002

Jan Faber, Head of Fund Investments, Henderson Private Capitalp

Faber on entrepreneurial private equity groups, on why a downturn is the best time to spot the best managers, on the concentration of capital in a few large funds and on fighting yesterday's battles (full profile available in AltAssets Institutional Investor Profiles: Volume II).

22 May 2002

Institutional investor profile, Jan Faber, Head of Fund Investments, Henderson Private Capitalp

Faber on entrepreneurial private equity groups, on why a downturn is the best time to spot the best managers, on the concentration of capital in a few large funds and on fighting yesterday's battles.

15 May 2002

Israeli venture capital: setting the record straightp

Israel has spawned some immensely successful venture-backed companies over recent years. So why isn't it getting the credit for this, asks Jon Medved of Israel Seed Partners.

15 May 2002

Concerned but committedp

European investors in private equity funds are unswerving in their loyalty to the asset class, but that is no reason for general partners to be complacent, says a new research report. There is still plenty of room for improvement in terms of transparency, more targeted marketing material and a more sophisticated reward structure.

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 (full profile available in AltAssets Institutional Investor Profiles: Volume II).

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).

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