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22 March 2011

Infrastructure Investing, by Jay A. Yoder, CFA, Partner and Head of Real Assets at Altius Associates $

Infrastructure refers to several types of facilities with an important role in the functioning of developed economies. These include major subsectors such as transportation (toll roads, bridges, airports, seaports), regulated utilities (water, electric, waste), communications (cell towers), social infrastructure (hospitals, schools, prisons), and energy (pipelines, storage facilities, independent power plants).

8 March 2011

Venture Capital Small Ball? $

Small ball [smawl bawl] –noun. In the sport of baseball, small-ball is an informal and colloquial term for an offensive strategy in which the batting team emphasizes placing runners on base and then advancing them into position to score a run in a deliberate, methodical way.

1 March 2011

Baird Capital’s Brett Tucker on the Chinese private equity market $

Brett Tucker, a partner at Baird Capital Partners Asia, talked to AltAssets about private equity investment in China: the regulatory environment, the homegrown competition, and getting past the idea that China is all about the export market.

Prior to joining Baird in 2003, Brett spent three years in Shanghai with Pacific Rim Resources, providing investment advisory and market entry strategy services to US and European multinational clients seeking to expand their business in Asia

28 February 2011

Montefiore’s Eric Bismuth on the French private equity market $

Eric Bismuth, CEO of French service-focused private equity firm Montefiore Investment, sat down with AltAssets to discuss the state of the French private equity market, the hazards of a uniform fund manager background, post-crisis de-averaging of performance, the choice expansion destinations for French companies.

14 February 2011

SEC Registration for Private Fund Managers – The Countdown Has Begun $

For private fund managers, the most significant aspect of the wide-ranging US Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is the requirement for all sizeable private fund managers, including non-US based firms that operate US funds or raise capital from US investors, to register as investment advisers with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

8 February 2011

Citadel Capital’s Hisham El-Khazindar on listed private equity and emerging markets infrastructure $

AltAssets caught up with Hisham El-Khazindar, co-founder of Cairo-listed private equity firm Citadel Capital, to discuss the firm's first year as a public company and the potential for private equity-level returns on emerging market infrastructure investment.

1 February 2011

Citadel Capital’s Hisham El-Khazindar and Stephen Murphy on private equity in the Middle East and Africa $

AltAssets caught up with Hisham El-Khazindar (pictured), co-founder of Cairo-listed private equity firm Citadel Capital, and managing director Stephen Murphy, to discuss the state of private equity in the Middle East and Africa, the challenges of attracting investors to the region, and how Euronext could offer a model for African exchanges.

12 January 2011

Assessing Some Key Differences in IPO Markets for Chinese Companies, by Peter Fuhrman of China First Capital $

For Chinese entrepreneurs, there has never been a better time to become a publicly-traded company. China’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange is now the world’s largest and most active IPO market in the world. Chinese companies are also active raising billions of dollars of IPO capital abroad, in Hong Kong and New York.

14 December 2010

The Riverside Company’s Evelyne White on her new role as cleantech specialist $

AltAssets caught up with Riverside Company associate Evelyne White to discuss her new role as cleantech specialist, the most attractive sectors in the space, how to mitigate the volatility brought on by government subsidies, and what healthcare, education and cleantech have in common.

7 December 2010

The venture capital opportunity in cloud computing $

Based on the number of column inches devoted to the latest gadgets to hit the shops, and the growing adoption of social networking, venture capitalists could be forgiven for believing that consumer technology is the only tech sector worth investing in.

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