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30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: Philip S Paul, Chairman, Paul Capital Partnersp

Paul on the outlook for US early stage, on the lessons that GPs have learned over the last few years, on who is selling in the secondary market and on the impact of negative media coverage on the industry.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: Colin Ambrose, Senior Investment Officer, Wesleyan Universityp

Ambrose on the advantages of secondaries funds for new investors, on the importance of identifying motivated management teams, on the inevitability of consolidation in the private equity industry and on the need for heightened due diligence for first time funds.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: John Barber, Managing Partner, Citigroup Private Equityp

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 & Ciep

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 Equityp

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 Financialp

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.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Thomas Kubr, a Managing Director and the Chief Executive of Capital Dynamicsp

Thomas Kubr on ideal portfolio composition, on giving GPs enough freedom to adjust their strategies to changing market conditions, and on mega versus smaller buy-out funds.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Ralph Aerni, Head of Private Equity, SCM Strategic Capital Management AGp

Ralph Aerni describes in detail what SCM's due diligence process entails, why his firm considers first-time funds and why he thinks it is important to actively involve clients in the process of making investment decisions.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profilea: Carsten Schmeding (managing director), Mark Lippert and Mathias Radeck (both investment directors), Equity Partnersp

Carsten Schmeding, Mark Lippert and Mathias Radeck on Equity Partners´ approach to private equity investing, on the advantage of being a direct investor into companies as well as a fund investor, and on how you can further differentiate yourself as an institutional investor in the current environment.

29 April 2009

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

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.

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