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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: Scott Delman, President, Capital Z Investment Partnersp

Delman on being a value-added investor, on succession problems, on why we'll see no more mega-funds, on the fragility of limited partnerships, on managing expectations and on the importance of secondaries.

6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Maurice Simons, Portfolio Manager, Private equity, SPF Beheerp

Simons on why private equity isn't a diversifying investment, on differentiation between funds of funds, on getting in with the right managers and on why private equity suffers from an image problem.

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.

6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Stefan Herzog, Managing Director, VCMp

Herzog on the dangers of subjectivity in the fund selection process, on why private equity is not scaleable, on why there will be a wholesale market correction and on why capital overhang is one of the industry's biggest issues.

6 May 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Thomas Kubr, CEO, Capital Dynamicsp

Kubr on the difficulties for non-US investors of committing to private equity, on why the industry is suffering from unjustified fright, on why secondaries trading will never be vibrant and on why private equity is all about successful selling.

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