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27 September 2013

LP Profile: Line Picard, African Development Bankp

The African Development Bank continues to step up its fund investment activities in recognition of the role private equity can play in its development agenda - as well as the sheer scale of opportunity on the continent

23 August 2013

LP Profile: David Wilton, IFCp

As a high-profile investor in regions that many limited partners are still exploring, the IFC has capitalised on its appetite for first-time funds and frontier markets, finding an early-mover advantage to its distinctive approach

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Sven Soderblom and Rod Evison of CDCp

CDC is the UK’s development finance institution. Owned by the UK government’s Department for International Development, CDC provide capital to invest in private equity funds in emerging markets, with a particular emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. By supporting the private sector, CDC contributes to long-term poverty reduction in developing countries.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Richard Laing, Chief Executive, CDC Groupp

Richard Laing on CDC's mission and on how to invest successfully in Asia and Africa. Laing has almost 25 years of experience in the emerging markets. He says that investing in the poorest countries of the world is not just good developmentally but also makes sense financially.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Godfrey Albertyn, Portfolio Manager, Futurebuilder, Metropolitan Asset Managersp

Godfrey Albertyn on Metropolitan's private equity fund investments, on private equity investing in South Africa, and on the role that private equity fund managers need to play in the South African transformation process.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Haydee Celaya, Director of the Private Equity and Investment Funds Department, International Finance Corporationp

Haydee Celaya on backing new and established managers in developing countries, on which countries and regions are hot in the emerging markets, and on why networks, reference checks and reputation are so very important when investing in riskier opportunities.


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