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29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Richard Laing, Chief Executive, CDC Groupp

Richard Laing on CDC's mission and on how to invest successfully in Asia and Africa. Laing has almost 25 years of experience in the emerging markets. He says that investing in the poorest countries of the world is not just good developmentally but also makes sense financially.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Michael Taylor, Director of Resources, Surrey County Councilp

Michael Taylor on Surrey County Council's global investment approach, his targets and on why he has chosen to move away from direct investments.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Ivan Vercoutère, Roberto Paganoni, Maximilian Brönner, Tycho Sneyers; Partners; LGT Capital Partnersp

Vercoutère, Paganoni, Brönner and Sneyers of LGT Capital Partners give insights into fund of funds investing, how to choose the best general partners and how they see the market developing.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Thomas Kubr, a Managing Director and the Chief Executive of Capital Dynamicsp

Thomas Kubr on ideal portfolio composition, on giving GPs enough freedom to adjust their strategies to changing market conditions, and on mega versus smaller buy-out funds.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Daniel Allen, Managing Director, Wilshire Private Markets Groupp

Daniel Allen on why the Wilshire Private Markets Group (WPMG) has chosen a solely discretionary model, why the organisation focuses on small and mid-market buy-out funds and how the firm has developed its access to leading private equity firms. Wilshire has raised six co-mingled funds of funds to date along with a number of single investor funds. WPMG will raise its seventh fund of funds which will target a closing in the second half of 2005.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Lionel Bergeron, Investment Manager, Finamap

Finama Private Equity is the Paris-based private equity arm of French insurance company Groupama. Finama makes direct investments in French buy-outs as well as managing nearly €500m in fund of funds products, through its Quartilium brand name.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profilea: Carsten Schmeding (managing director), Mark Lippert and Mathias Radeck (both investment directors), Equity Partnersp

Carsten Schmeding, Mark Lippert and Mathias Radeck on Equity Partners´ approach to private equity investing, on the advantage of being a direct investor into companies as well as a fund investor, and on how you can further differentiate yourself as an institutional investor in the current environment.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Marc der Kinderen, Managing Partner, 747 Capitalp

Marc der Kinderen believes that you can only select the best investment opportunities if you analyse all the funds active in your segment. 747 Capital meets with every small buy-out and growth team in the US that is in the market with a new fund.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Pierre Fortier, Vice President, Funds, Private Equity, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québecp

Pierre Fortier on the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec's private equity investment strategy, the need for being highly selective when picking funds and on the firm's strategic partnership with AXA Private Equity.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Urs Wietlisbach, Co-Chairman, Partners Groupp

Urs Wietlisbach on why he thinks that bottom-up due diligence is not enough and why cash-flow and investment forecasts are important. Wietlisbach gives his views on recent developments in the private equity market and insights into the firm's strategies. He co-founded Partners Group together with Marcel Erni and Alfred Gantner, two colleagues from Goldman Sachs & Co.

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