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14 April 2014

LP Profile: Gary Bruebaker, Washington State Investment Boardp

With a private equity allocation that comprises more than one-quarter of its global investment programme, Washington State Investment Board is a sizeable player in the industry – and likes to make its presence felt, says CIO Gary Bruebaker

7 April 2014

LP Profile: Scott Chan, Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement Systemp

After choosing to double its allocation to private equity and move away from funds of funds, Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System has been rewarded with deeper relationships with its GPs, says CIO Scott Chan

21 February 2014

LP Profile: Lindel Eakman, UTIMCOp

US university endowment UTIMCO believes it is the just the right size to tackle its growing alternatives portfolio – large enough to make its voice heard, yet retaining a core mobility that characterises its active approach.

21 January 2014

LP Profile: Weathergage Capitalp

While capital flows into VC may have slowed, investors willing to put money to work in a time of capital drought look set to reap the rewards.

14 November 2013

LP Profile: Dhvani Shah, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fundp

Private equity’s return profile is helping US pension fund Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund to regain its fully funded status as it continues to recover from the financial crisis.

1 November 2013

LP Profile: Peter Keehn, Allstate Investmentsp

Against a backdrop of a shrinking institutional capital commitment for private equity, US insurance giant Allstate is choosing instead to increase its allocation.

9 October 2013

LP Profile: Rich Hall, Teacher Retirement System of Texasp

Private equity plays a crucial role in Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ $116bn investment portfolio, helping it to cope with a constantly shifting economic climate

23 August 2013

LP Profile: David Wilton, IFCp

As a high-profile investor in regions that many limited partners are still exploring, the IFC has capitalised on its appetite for first-time funds and frontier markets, finding an early-mover advantage to its distinctive approach

8 July 2013

LP Profile: Margot Wirth, CalSTRSp

US pension fund giant CalSTRS is still feeling the effects of its sizeable exposure to an underperforming mega buyout space. However, the head of its private equity programme, Margot Wirth, remains confident it will deliver in the long term.

19 June 2013

LP Profile: Pierre Fortier, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québecp

Although its alternatives portfolio is already one of the ten largest in the world, Canada’s Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is eager to increase its market presence, particularly in emerging regions

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