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22 May 2015

LP Profile: Richard Moon, RPMI Railpen $

Richard Moon Unlike most LPs, RPMI Railpen started its private equity foray as a direct investor. Now, three decades and myriad funds later, the LP is getting closer to the action

15 May 2015

LP Profile: Eric-Jan Vink, PGGM $

Erik Jan Vink_300dpi_100x67mm_D_NR-1048 Eric-Jan Vink is head of private equity at PGGM, the €178bn Dutch fund. With a 12 per cent net return he is committed to the asset class, though he believes it would benefit from greater alignment of interest between LPs and GPs

1 April 2015

LP Profile: Jo Taylor, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan $

JoTaylor_2200x2896 Canada’s largest single profession pension fund, OTPP, has an enviable track record, averaging a 10.2 per cent return over 25 years. Private equity and direct investments have been key to that performance

20 February 2015

LP Profile: Jean-Marie Fabre, Parvilla $

Photo JMF - Couleur French private equity firm Parvilla looks to limit the risk of emerging market deals by investing in the ‘more exporting’ countries of northern Europe, according to its CEO and founder Jean-Marie Fabre

27 January 2015

LP Profile: Christophe Bavière, Idinvest Partners $

fireworks Idinvest Partners is strictly focused on continental European SMEs. CEO Christophe Bavière tells Limited Partner how this underserved market has generated returns to venture and growth investors “north of 25 per cent”

8 January 2015

LP Profile: Michael Lindauer, Allianz Capital Partners $

Michael Lindauer Allianz Allianz Capital Partners spices up its private equity portfolio with a smattering of ‘riskier’ funds. Africa has not traditionally been within the fund manager’s remit, but it is now exploring whether the time is right to invest in the continent

5 January 2015

LP Profile: Wouter Jan Naborn, Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering $

Wouter Jan Naborn_ Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering sml sq A decade into its private equity journey, Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering has switched from funds of funds to a managed account. Wouter Jan Naborn says it will help diversify the portfolio over different vintage years and bring stability

8 October 2014

LP Profile: Thomas Frei, Akina Partners $

Thomas Frei Akina Successful investment is not about sectors or sizes for Thomas Frei at Akina Partners. Close relationships and a top-down conviction strategy are the drivers of manager selection at the $2.2bn Swiss fund-of-funds manager

26 August 2014

LP Profile: Francesco Kälin, SUVA $

20140325 kfo2 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.

31 July 2014

LP Profile: Jason MacDonald, New Jersey Department of the Treasury $

New Jersey New Jersey Department of the Treasury’s alternatives programme, launched during a challenging time for investors, has evolved to allocate more than $1bn to private equity each year

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