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18 May 2012

LP Profile: John Holloway, European Investment Fundp

eif_holloway_170sq Although Europe is all but off the radar for many globally-focused private equity investors, the European Investment Fund’s mandate as a driver of company growth marks it out as one of the largest fund investors in the region.

30 April 2012

LP Profile: Sam Robinson, SVG Advisersp

svg_robinson_altassets_lp_170 With the European financial malaise widely documented and the US economy set for a long and uneven recovery process, it is no surprise that Western private equity investors are looking East to capture growth, says Sam Robinson, head of global fund of funds investment at SVG Advisers.

9 April 2012

LP Profile: Alan MacKay, Hermes GPEp

Reflecting a more demanding and sophisticated institutional investor base, Hermes GPE’s strategic realignment encompasses a more comprehensive investment approach as it seeks to capitalise on a renewed strategy for tackling private markets.

14 March 2012

LP Profile: David Pierce, Squadron Capitalp

David Pierce Squadron Capital Advisors - AltAssets Private Equity News Although Asia’s growth trajectory may have slowed in recent months, overseas investors remain eager to gain access to a complex group of markets

27 February 2012

LP Profile: Emma Hunt, Towers Watsonp

towerswatson_hunt_170sq As an advisor to institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds, the emergence of investment opportunities in the global clean energy sector presents an opportunity that cannot be overlooked, says Emma Hunt, senior investment consultant at Towers Watson.

15 February 2012

LP Profile: Joncarlo Mark, Upwelling Capitalp

Private equity could be in danger of becoming a victim of its own success, unless investors can free themselves from outdated and poor-performing fund commitments, says Joncarlo Mark, former senior portfolio manager in CalPERS’ Alternative Investment Management (AIM) programme.

1 February 2012

LP Profile: Nathalie von Niederhäusern, Swiss Re Private Equity Partnersp

A trend for active ownership is helping limited partners shed the dated stereotype of being merely passive participants in the private equity space, according to Nathalie von Niederhäusern, co-head of investment management at Swiss Re's private equity investment arm.

13 January 2012

LP Profile: Jane Rowe,Teachers’ Private Capitalp

teachers_rowe_lrg1 With a private equity investment programme that has yielded almost 20 per cent over the past two decades, Teachers’ Private Capital – the C$12bn private equity investment arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan – is under constant pressure to maintain its performance.

22 September 2011

LP Profile: Leo de Bever, Alberta Investment Management Corporationp

Since August of 2008, Leo de Bever, CEO of AIMCo, has been managing $70bn of Alberta, Canada’s government public sector financial assets, including the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund.

1 August 2011

LP Profile: Dirk Meuleman, Mn Servicesp

Private equity has held up better than expected during the downturn, according to Dirk Meuleman, fund manager focused on private equity and infrastructure at Netherlands-based pension fund administrator Mn Services.

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