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30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: John Barber, Managing Partner, Citigroup Private Equity $

Barber on the need for diversification in a fund of funds portfolio, on the negative impact of mark to market in the private equity industry, on the danger of an imbalanced management team and on the importance of a consistent strategy to add value.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: Hans van Swaay, Head of Private Equity, Pictet & Cie $

Van Swaay on private equity as a maturing industry, on the failed ambitions of some mid-market firms, on the negatives of negotiation and on the problems of secondary buy-outs.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: Britta Lindhorst, Managing Director, AMB Generali Private Equity $

Lindhorst on the increasing attractions of the European market, on setting up a formal private equity investment programme and on why it’s so important, on the necessary balance of taking top-down and bottom-up approaches to fund selection and on why she expects to be pleasantly surprised.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: Paul Rice, Senior Managing Director, Private Equity, Mesirow Financial $

Rice on the amount of dollars flowing into private equity and how that will affect returns, on judging teams with a problem fund, on the importance of people and on what proprietary deal flow really means.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: George Kintis, CEO, TANEO $

Kintis on the promise of the Greek market, on reconciling government backing with commercial objectives, on the importance of integrity and on why it’s make or break time for the industry.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: Giuseppe Campanella, Chief Investment Officer, Mediolanum State Street $

Campanella on the difficulties of co-investing, on the Italian market's potential, on why general partners are storing up trouble for the future and on the need for education among limited partners.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: John Holloway, Director of Operations, European Investment Fund $

Holloway on the improving exit market in Europe, on why venture capital is still an asset class worth considering, on the importance of equality among LPs and on where the EIF is planning to invest its new capital from the European Investment Bank.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Ivan Vercoutère, Roberto Paganoni, Maximilian Brönner, Tycho Sneyers; Partners; LGT Capital Partners $

Vercoutère, Paganoni, Brönner and Sneyers of LGT Capital Partners give insights into fund of funds investing, how to choose the best general partners and how they see the market developing.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Dan Kjerulf, Partner, Danske Private Equity $

Dan Kjerulf on the fund picker strategy, Danske Private Equity's preference for country-specific funds and on why it is important for new investors in the asset class to get advice from people within the private equity industry before starting to set up a first investment portfolio.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Giuseppe Campanella, Chief Executive Officer, State Street Global Investments $

Giuseppe Campanella on his team's focus on companies investing in and/or from Italy, on high management fees and the misalignment of LP/GP interests, and on why he is keen to invest in first-time funds.

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