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29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: John Hess, Chief Executive Officer, Altius Associatesp

John Hess on due diligence at private equity advisor Altius Associates, his firm's conservative investment approach and why he thinks few clients are better than many. Altius has a mixture of discretionary and non-discretionary clients, which include the California State Teachers' Retirement System, Teachers' Retirement System of Texas, Danish pension funds and UK institutions.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Graham McDonald, Head of Fund Investments, Bank of Scotlandp

Graham McDonald on why Bank of Scotland is increasing its allocation to private equity investment and on why the bank prefers to significantly increase its average investment size rather than the number of funds in its portfolio.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Arne Trondsen, Investment Director, Argentump

Arne Trondsen on the rise of private equity in Norway, on the need for new fund managers in the country, on the benefits of local knowledge, on due diligence and on supporting other LPs.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Knightsbridge Advisersp

Managing principals Joel Romines, Barbara Piette and George Arnold on early stage investing, on deal quality, on adding value to portfolio companies, on pattern recognition and on the finite nature of the industry.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Lance Whitehead, Managing Director, Landmark Partners Europep

Lance Whitehead on secondaries transactions in Europe and the US, on analysing private equity portfolios and on his team's cautious investment approach.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Fabio Quaradeghini, Senior Fund Manager, and Jon-Ingvi Arnason, Head of Alternatives, Landsbankip

Fabio Quaradeghini and Jon-Ingvi Arnason on Landsbanki’s focus on buy-out funds, on the market for distressed funds, on future investment opportunities and returns in the mid-market, and on why even as a generally cautious investor Landsbanki is looking at opportunities in new markets and segments.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Jeremy Golding, Founder and Managing Director, Golding Capital Partnersp

Jeremy Golding on his firm's focus on providing innovative private equity investment solutions for German institutional investors, on the growing importance of the German private equity market, and on his team's differentiated approach.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Robert Womsley, European Head of Citi Private Equityp

Robert Womsley on Citi Private Equity's fund and direct investments, on the consequences of the US credit crunch and on the future outlook for the private equity business.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Charles Soulignac, Chairman and CEO, Fondinvest Capitalp

Charles Soulignac on Fondinvest's independence from Caisse des Dépôts, on the firm's primary and secondary fund investments, and on the qualities a good GP should be able to demonstrate.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Lauge Sletting, Managing Partner, North Sea Capitalp

Lauge Sletting on his fund's interest in distressed debt, the benefits of a contrarian approach to investing, and on the risk that too much capital in the market could drive returns down.

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