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17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Katharina Lichtner, Managing Director and Head of Research, Capital Dynamicsp

Katharina Lichtner on Capital Dynamics’ bullish stance on secondaries, on the evolution of due diligence processes, on LPs defaulting on capital calls and on the devaluation of private equity portfolio companies.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Charles Soulignac, Managing Partner, Fondinvest Capitalp

Charles Soulignac on Fondinvest sticking to its guns by continuing to invest in the lower mid-market, on the proliferation of fund of funds players in recent years, on his concern over secondary buy-outs, and on the value proposition this method of private equity still poses for investors if done correctly.

10 May 2010

Investor Profile: David Currie, CEO of SL Capitalp

David Currie on how SL Capital’s portfolio has weathered the economic storm, the firm’s increasing allocation to secondaries, the growing popularity of the mid-market, and what the trend for LPs to make direct investments means for LPs and GPs.

23 June 2009

Investor Profile: George Anson, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners, UKp

George Anson on emerging private equity markets, the tough fundraising environment and the benefits of getting professional investment advice.

2 June 2009

Investor Profile: Lorenzo Lorenzotti, Managing Director, ACG Private Equityp

Lorenzo Lorenzotti on the lack of industry-focused private equity funds in Europe, on ACG expanding its investor base out to the US and the Middle East, on the benefit of using placement agents, and on the difficult fundraising environment.

26 May 2009

Investor Profile: Sam Robinson, Director of Private Equity, SVG Advisersp

SVG Advisers was established in 2001 with the key objective of providing solutions and innovative structures for investing in private equity or public equity using private equity techniques.

6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Luigi Santambrogio, Managing Director, Brederode (UK)p

Santambrogio on why secondaries may not be all they're cracked up to be, on the advantages of co-investing, on why private equity is more art than science and on why he hopes the asset class remains an inefficient market.

6 May 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Catherine Lewis, Founding Partner, Proventurep

Lewis on why Western Europe is the place to be, on the difficulties of fundraising, on the tightening of capital, on why many funds of funds will disappear and on the way in which many investors will lose money in private equity.

6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Urs Wietlisbach, Partner, Partners Groupp

Wietlisbach on why private equity funds of funds are about more than partnership picking, on the increased bifurcation between smaller and larger groups, on the value of spotting mistakes early and on how survival of the fittest now applies to the private equity market.

6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Tim Cruttenden, Senior Investment Manager, VenCap Internationalp

Cruttenden on why US venture is an exciting area at the moment, on why Europe is coming of age, on why there is no substitute for experience in private equity and on why mentoring matters in private equity.

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