The institutional investor perspective on private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds

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PE emerges from crisis with reputation enhanced

Private equity has come out of the financial crisis with a stronger reputation than ever for asset allocators at Norwegian pension fund group Storebrand, according to its head of alternative investments Rune Holen

renewable_150Green investment must adapt to mobilise new capital

Understanding the changing role of green investment and sustainability in LP portfolios could help fund managers raise more capital across the clean energy infrastructure space

Funds of funds fight to measure up to the mark

Funds of funds are reshaping their product offerings in the face of continued investor demands for more flexibility and lower costs

IR steps up a gear as GPs strive for differentiation

A need to differentiate from the pack has seen mid-market private equity funds take a fresh look at their investor relations efforts in a bid to win over LPs

LPs renew age-old demand for information

Investor continue to be surprised that they still need to remind fund managers that good communications lie at the heart of an LP-GP relationship

Investor relations to the fore in new fundraising landscape

With the requirements of investor relations continuing to change, LPs and GPs discuss how enhance relationships and identify next-generation fundraising strategies

Political risk insurance opens doors to new regions

Political risk insurance can provide an effective hedging tool for private equity investors, and can help facilitate greater capital flow to key growth economies

Industry Profile

Jochen Wermuth
Fresh fund approach eyes gateway to growth

Germany’s Wermuth Asset Management has taken an inventive approach to encourage investment into a new region with its latest fund, while at the same time addressing LP concerns and managing risk

LP Perspectives

Hanneke Smits, Adams Street Capital
Investor demand drives diversified LP opportunity

Hanneke Smits at Adams Street points to the need for funds of funds to diversify their offering in the face of an investor base that increasingly knows what it wants

Tim Recker, UC Regents
Fee reduction key to UC Regents’ PE approach

The key aim for the University of California is to eliminate unnecessary layers of fees, while not compromising returns, says PE head Tim Recker

Greg Kulka, New Mexico SIC
Powering up for long term growth

Private equity continues to fulfil its role as a return generator within the portfolio one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, the New Mexico State Investment Council

Arne Vagn Olsen, Stapi
Iceland’s Stapi braces for low yield outlook

The continued challenge of low yields poses the major issue for today’s investors, and is one that private equity can help address, says Arne Vagn Olsen, CIO at Icelandic pension fund Stapi

Wee Teck Tay, Bank of Singapore
Singapore HNWIs embrace PE one fund at a time

A case-by-case approach to fund commitments has so far provided the perfect means for Bank of Singapore to provide private equity exposure for its private client base

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