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25 March 2014

LP Profile: Fiona Mackenzie, New Zealand Superannuation Fund $

Already invested with some of the world’s most prominent private equity firms, the New Zealand Superannuation Fund is now looking closer to home to develop the country’s own investment ecosystem.

23 November 2012

LP Profile: Rune Jepsen, QIC Global Private Equity $

jepsen_qic_170sq The difficulty in selling the private equity asset class to Australian institutions is reflected in QIC’s tough fund selection criteria, as it seeks to build its investment programme in a low growth environment, according to Rune Jepsen, at its private equity investment arm.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: John Brakey, Head of Alternative Investments, Macquarie Bank $

Brakey on the importance of vintage year diversification, on the peculiarities of the Australian private equity market, on why he steers clear of corporate investors and on the dangers of crossover funds.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: Sam Armstrong, Managing Partner, Quay Partners $

Armstrong on the challenges of servicing the appetite for private equity among Australian institutions, on the latent promise of early-stage venture capital in Australia, on fund of fund innovation and on never saying never.

30 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Charl Pienaar and Steve Whatmore, Investment Managers, MLC Investment Management $

Pienaar and Whatmore on private equity opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region, on the risk of rejecting a great manager, on the dangers of excessive capital inflow into the industry and on the importance of looking before you leap.

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