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28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Colin Wimsett, Managing Partner, Pantheon Venturesp

Colin Wimsett on mega funds and venture capital, on Pantheon's due diligence process, on avoiding the tick-box approach, on emerging markets and on investment opportunities following the credit crunch.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: CalPERSp

The California Public Employees' Retirement System is one of the major investors in private equity funds globally. Currently six per cent of the total fund, or about $15bn is invested in private equity, mostly in fund investments. AltAssets spoke with Clark McKinley, information officer, CalPERS, about the organisation's private equity investment strategy.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Lauge Sletting, Managing Partner, North Sea Capitalp

Lauge Sletting on his fund's interest in distressed debt, the benefits of a contrarian approach to investing, and on the risk that too much capital in the market could drive returns down.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Roberto Pilotto, Funds Director, PPM Managersp

Roberto Pilotto on investing in Asia, the CEE region and Europe, on why his team benefits from the firm's background in direct investments, and on the increasing challenges for country-specific funds in Europe.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Knightsbridge Advisersp

Managing principals Joel Romines, Barbara Piette and George Arnold on early stage investing, on deal quality, on adding value to portfolio companies, on pattern recognition and on the finite nature of the industry.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: David Currie, CEO, Private Equity Investments, Standard Life Investmentsp

David Currie on his team's focus on buy-out investments, on why he would select certain fund managers, on the Private Equity Investments group's expansion in the US, and on his team's opportunistic approach.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Bernd Kreuter, Head of Alternatives, Feri Institutional Advisorsp

Bernd Kreuter on the benefits of a broad market knowledge, on sourcing good investments, on emerging managers and on the potential for falling returns at the larger end of the buy-out business.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Lance Whitehead, Managing Director, Landmark Partners Europep

Lance Whitehead on secondaries transactions in Europe and the US, on analysing private equity portfolios and on his team's cautious investment approach.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Irwin C Loud III, Chief Investment Officer, Muller & Monroe Asset Managementp

Irwin Loud III on why Muller & Monroe Asset Management focuses on the niche end of the private equity market, on first-time fund managers, on assessing risk, and on the mix of skill sets that a good fund management team should have.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Wolf-Dietrich von Wrede, Managing Director, Swift Capital Partnersp

Wolf-Dietrich von Wrede on his team's focus on the European buy-out segment, on networks and experience, on the importance of continuously staying in touch with GPs and on recent trends and developments in the buy-out business.

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