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

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Features

Chris-Ailman-144_5x7Future bright for PE despite public problems

Despite continued issues around the US private equity industry’s image problem, the future outlook for the industry looks very positive, says CalSTRS CIO Christopher Ailman

Andre JaeggiSeeking the personal touch

Too few general partners take into the account the broader challenges facing the pension fund industry when looking to tap into this group for capital according to André Jaeggi, co-founder of Swiss asset manager Adveq and chair of the board of trustees for Swiss pension fund Alvoso.

palette_magFinding the right mix

By retaining a flexible allocation approach, US financial services giant TIAA-CREF has been able to navigate a successful path through the private equity and alternatives space for almost 20 years

Private equity evolves in search of capital

In many ways the financial crisis helped catalyse the evolution of the private equity industry, with structural innovations and new approaches continuing to be borne out

LPs renew age-old demand for information

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

Finding the right balance in the cycle

The private equity industry is now implementing the lessons it learnt from the financial crisis as it looks ahead to the next few years of the investment cycle

Industry Profile

elephant_magMichelle Kathryn Essomé, AVCA
Elephant in the room

With many LPs preferring a ‘wait and see’ approach on a still-emerging African private equity scene, a recent spate of deals and some high-profile fundraisings suggest the region is fast becoming a serious investment destination

LP Perspectives

Nick_Ashmore_smlNick Ashmore, Ireland National Pension Reserve Fund
Strategic fund targets Ireland’s big ideas

For Ireland’s National Pension Reserve Fund, the financial crisis catalysed a change in focus towards a strategic investment fund aimed at supporting the Irish economy

lord north mag_smlRobert Mason, Lord North Street
Fee reduction key to UC Regents’ PE approach

The long-term, multi-generational view taken by Lord North Street’s clients can prove a good fit for private equity, says Robert Mason, director for the asset class

New Jersey mag_smlJane MacDonald, New Jersey Department of the Treasury
Private equity comes through for New Jersey

An alternatives programme launched during a challenging time for investors has evolved to allocate more than $1bn to private equity each year

SUVA_mountain mag_smlFrancesco Kälin, Suva
Iceland’s Stapi braces for low yield outlook

Somewhat surprisingly, Swiss insurance group Suva’s decision to actively increase its allocation to private markets came hot on the heels of the global financial crisis, says its head of private equity, Francesco Kälin

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