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29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Sven Berthold, Investment Manager, WEGAsupport GmbHp

Sven Berthold on WEGAsupport's investment strategy, increasing ticket sizes and on why the family office has allocated 20 per cent of its portfolio to investments in venture capital and private equity funds.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Bill Quinn, President, AMR Investmentsp

Quinn on the overriding correlation between experience and performance, on the importance of ensuring that the general partner only makes money when you do, on private equity's descent into the retail market and on large-cap funds that have outgrown themselves.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: David G Proctor, Senior Vice President, Wind River Holdingsp

David G Proctor on fund selection, due diligence and on the necessity to really understand how fund managers add value to their portfolio companies.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Catherine Lewis, Founding Partner, Proventurep

Catherine Lewis on the stages of Proventure's investment selection process and her experience with GPs. Lewis co-founded Proventure in 1998 because she and her colleagues felt that there was a gap in the market to raise a fund of funds from institutional investors - mainly in Finland and Scandinavia - that would focus on investing in small and mid-sized funds. The founders developed a concept for a fund of funds that could deliver a unique service to investors and result in high returns. Proventure is located in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) and in Helsinki and has five partners: Lewis, Turo Levänen, Ulla Niemelä, Ari Jauho and Samuli Sipilä.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: D Brooks Zug, Senior Managing Director, and George R Anson, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partnersp

D Brooks Zug and George R Anson on long-term relationships with fund managers, brave steps, and why they think that fewer funds can be better than more.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Guy Fraser-Sampson, Founder and Managing Partner, Mowbray Capitalp

Fraser-Sampson on bringing a home-run mentality to European venture, on the futility of trying to market time private equity, on the value of revisiting both succesful and unsuccesful fund investment decisions and on the danger of putting your eggs in too few baskets.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Alexander Jira, founder and CEO, MFonds AGp

Alexander Jira on why he co-founded MFonds, on their progress and strategy and on private equity investment opportunities in Germany.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Dr Hosein Khajeh-Hosseiny, Managing Director and Head of Global Private Equity Investments, Northgate Capitalp

Dr Hosein Khajeh-Hosseiny speaks about his firm's strategy and describes his views on how fund of funds investment will evolve. Northgate Capital's goal is to provide institutional and family investors with identification of and global access to a select group of alternative investment opportunities. Northgate now has over $600m in assets under management and a strong, growing group of top institutional and family investors. The firm has offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Dan Kjerulf, Partner, Danske Private Equityp

Dan Kjerulf on the fund picker strategy, Danske Private Equity's preference for country-specific funds and on why it is important for new investors in the asset class to get advice from people within the private equity industry before starting to set up a first investment portfolio.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Jim Leech, Senior Vice President of Teachers’ Private Capitalp

Jim Leech on being primarily a direct investor, having the intellectual property to discern which are the better investments, and why they are not the passive 'phone us up after the deal' type of co-investor.

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