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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.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Hamish Mair, Director, Private Equity, Martin Curriep

Mair on Continental Europe's future promise, on the risk of one-man bands, on the winners and losers of consolidation, on why track records don't tell the full story and on the weight of money currently in the market.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Varun Sood, Founder and Managing General Partner, Capventp

Sood on offering a service rather than a product, on the dangers of relationships in private equity, on why the principle of adverse selection applies to the asset class and on being exceptionally critical.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Colin Wimsett, Managing Director, Europe, Pantheon Venturesp

Wimsett on never saying never, on box ticking, on avoiding the cookie-cutter approach to investing, on the evolution of control and strategy in private equity firms and on why venture capital is not a one-way bet.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile, Leif Hasager, Senior Vice President, Bank//Pensionp

Hasager on why GPs and LPs are over-optimistic about their returns expectations, on the mixed quality of funds of funds, on why some investors shouldn't even bother with private equity and on the prospects for the asset class in emerging markets.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile, Martin Anthonsen, Chief Investment Officer, Nordic Alternative Investment Advisorsp

Anthonsen on why Nordic spun out of Lansforsakringar, on the importance of alignment of interests, on the scalability of private equity and on why fees will come down.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Gordon Hargraves, Vice President, Rho Fund Investorsp

Hargraves on the attractiveness of the Japanese market, on the unattractiveness of emerging markets, on the push for disclosure and on why that's a good – and a bad – development for GPs and LPs.

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