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7 July 2010

AXA PE instates NY senior managing director

Off the back of buying out investment bank Natixis’ in-house fund management unit, France’s AXA Private Equity has instated a senior managing director in its New York office to help expand its footprint in the US and Canada.

30 June 2010

FoF Brooke Private Equity Advisors rebrands

Private equity fund of funds manager Brooke Private Equity Advisors has switched its name to Brooke Private Equity Associates to better reflect the organisation and its business.

22 June 2010

Increased competition threatens PE FoFs

With the number of private equity funds of funds likely to dwindle and competition inversely grow, this method of investing in the asset class is under threat, Partners Group’s executive chairman has told the Financial Times.

18 June 2010

Capital Dynamics adds cleantech infrastructure string to its bow

Capital Dynamics, a Swiss firm and one of the biggest private equity fund of funds managers, is now training its eye on the cleantech infrastructure space with a new initiative aimed at what it sees as “real assets”.

16 June 2010

BNP Paribas switches PE FoF chief

Investment bank BNP Paribas’s private equity division has undergone a reshuffle, with former CIO Jean-Marc Rivet-Fusil moved up the ranks to head the fund of funds team and Stéphanie Egoian filling his shoes.

10 June 2010

BNP Paribas strengthens private equity team

BNP Paribas Private Equity, a division of banking group BNP Paribas, has hired Alexandra Dupont, formerly with European mid-market rival Cognetas, and made her an investment director.

10 June 2010

SAM raises $200m for first close of cleantech FoF

Investment boutique Sustainable Asset Management, together with its sector-agnostic parent Robeco, has completed the first close of its third generation cleantech private equity fund of funds on $200m.

4 June 2010

CDC hires African entrepreneur Valentine Chitalu as director

CDC, the developmental fund of funds backed by the UK government, has appointed a new non-executive director, African entrepreneur Valentine Chitalu.

3 June 2010

CDC commits $50m to sub-Saharan sustainable forestry fund

UK government owned developmental fund of funds CDC has committed $50m as a cornerstone investor to the first private equity fund to focus exclusively on sustainable forestry in sub-Saharan Africa.

2 June 2010

Lombard Odier’s PE business takes independent route

Swiss investment bank Lombard Odier has sold its private equity fund of funds business, with management buying out the unit to form the newly independent Akina Partners.

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