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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

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.

26 June 2014

LP Profile: Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Nick Ashmore $

Nick_Ashmore Formerly known as 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.

25 April 2014

LP Profile: Charlotte Thorne, Capital Generation Partners $

Private investors offer a good fit as limited partners, with their long-term lookout and a relaxed approach to liquidity, says Charlotte Thorne of private investment office CapGen.

19 April 2014

LP Profile: Graham McDonald, SWIP Private Equity $

Following a merger last year, SWIP Private Equity is now well positioned to add new mandates with an aggressive growth plan, according to director of private equity Graham McDonald.

1 April 2014

LP Profile: John Hess, Altius Associates $

Altius Associates’ high profile client list was borne out of a broader move for institutions to increase the sophistication of their private equity investments, a driver that continues today, says co-founder John Hess

17 March 2014

LP Profile: Caroline Jones-Davies, FF&P $

Having taken a step back from private equity following the financial crisis, family office investment group FF&P is now looking to restart its fund investment activities

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