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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.

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.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Bernd Kreuter, Head of Alternatives, Feri Institutional Advisorsp

Bernd Kreuter on the benefits of a broad market knowledge, on sourcing good investments, on emerging managers and on the potential for falling returns at the larger end of the buy-out business.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Beat Bühlmann, Managing Director and Head of Investment Management, Horizon21 Private Equityp

Beat Bühlmann on Horizon21's acquisition of Swiss Re's private equity fund of funds business, on the latest fundraising effort and the strategy for Fund IV, on fund selection and on why his team is increasingly interested in the emerging markets.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Wolf-Dietrich von Wrede, Managing Director, Swift Capital Partnersp

Wolf-Dietrich von Wrede on his team's focus on the European buy-out segment, on networks and experience, on the importance of continuously staying in touch with GPs and on recent trends and developments in the buy-out business.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: André P Jaeggi, Managing Director, Adveqp

André Jaeggi on why Adveq prefers fund managers who take an active role in their portfolio companies, on the need for a diversified investor base, on why European venture is attractive, on investor discipline and on opportunities across the emerging markets.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: John Holloway, Director, Investments, European Investment Fundp

John Holloway on European venture capital, on the benefits of operating in a niche segment, on investment opportunities in future EU member states and on the importance of good capital reflow.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: David Currie, CEO, Private Equity Investments, Standard Life Investmentsp

David Currie on his team's focus on buy-out investments, on why he would select certain fund managers, on the Private Equity Investments group's expansion in the US, and on his team's opportunistic approach.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: David Quysner, Chairman, Capital for Enterprise Boardp

David Quysner on early stage investing, on the shortage of early stage venture capital in the UK and on how the government's Capital for Enterprise Board is acting as a fund of funds to help close the venture capital industry's equity gap.

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