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17 October 2013

LP Profile: Geoff Love, Wellcome Trustp

Wellcome Trust’s long-term backing of venture capital is in contrast to the bulk of limited partners who are choosing to abandon the seemingly fragile asset class

10 September 2013

LP Profile: Edi Truell, London Pension Funds Authorityp

A new institutional investment programme targeting infrastructure has wide-reaching repercussions for limited partners, according to Edi Truell, long-time private equity investor and chairman of the London Pension Funds Authority.

1 August 2013

LP Profile: Anders Dalhoff, PKA Alternative Investment Partnersp

Launching early last year, PKA Alternative Investment Partners was established to broaden Danish pension fund PKA’s exposure to alternatives, and the firm now hopes to prove a point and win a new mandate

2 June 2013

LP Profile: Volkert Doeksen, AlpInvest Partnersp

Carlyle’s acquisition of AlpInvest provided the missing piece in the firm’s make-up, according to company CEO Volkert Doeksen, while other fund of funds managers continue to seek their own paths to securing their future.

19 March 2013

LP Profile: David Seligman, Seligman Private Equity Selectp

Having gained its independence, European fund investor Seligman Private Equity Select remains positive as to the prospects for small funds despite an uncertain economic backdrop.

20 August 2012

LP Profile: Katharina Lichtner, Capital Dynamicsp

Issues such as ESG can no longer be dismissed, and those that neglect them could find it comes back to bite come exit time, says Katharina Lichtner at Capital Dynamics.

29 July 2012

LP Profile: Rhonda Ryan, Pinebridge Investmentsp

pinebridge_ryan_170sq With a widening gap between top performing fund managers and the rest, LPs are looking to optimise their involvement in a fragmented private equity space

18 May 2012

LP Profile: John Holloway, European Investment Fundp

eif_holloway_170sq Although Europe is all but off the radar for many globally-focused private equity investors, the European Investment Fund’s mandate as a driver of company growth marks it out as one of the largest fund investors in the region.

9 April 2012

LP Profile: Alan MacKay, Hermes GPEp

Reflecting a more demanding and sophisticated institutional investor base, Hermes GPE’s strategic realignment encompasses a more comprehensive investment approach as it seeks to capitalise on a renewed strategy for tackling private markets.

27 February 2012

LP Profile: Emma Hunt, Towers Watsonp

towerswatson_hunt_170sq As an advisor to institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds, the emergence of investment opportunities in the global clean energy sector presents an opportunity that cannot be overlooked, says Emma Hunt, senior investment consultant at Towers Watson.

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