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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.

1 February 2012

LP Profile: Nathalie von Niederhäusern, Swiss Re Private Equity Partnersp

A trend for active ownership is helping limited partners shed the dated stereotype of being merely passive participants in the private equity space, according to Nathalie von Niederhäusern, co-head of investment management at Swiss Re's private equity investment arm.

1 August 2011

LP Profile: Dirk Meuleman, Mn Servicesp

Private equity has held up better than expected during the downturn, according to Dirk Meuleman, fund manager focused on private equity and infrastructure at Netherlands-based pension fund administrator Mn Services.

10 May 2011

LP Profile, David Currie, CEO, SL Capital Partnersp

The last three years have made clear to many LPs which private equity teams have been able to demonstrate their capabilities when faced with a difficult lending and economic investment climate. According to David Currie, partner and chief executive at SL Capital Partners, the changing dynamics of GP selection and portfolio expectations present a continued challenge to the private equity industry.

6 May 2011

Institutional Investor Profile: Henry Potter, Senior Banker, European Bank for Reconstruction and Developmentp

Henry Potter on Central Europe, the Balkan states and why the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has been very active in Russia recently. Potter joined the bank some ten years ago. He is now one of a team of three senior people who run EBRD's funds programme.

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