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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.

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: 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.

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.

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