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29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Dr Hosein Khajeh-Hosseiny, Managing Director and Head of Global Private Equity Investments, Northgate Capital $

Dr Hosein Khajeh-Hosseiny speaks about his firm's strategy and describes his views on how fund of funds investment will evolve. Northgate Capital's goal is to provide institutional and family investors with identification of and global access to a select group of alternative investment opportunities. Northgate now has over $600m in assets under management and a strong, growing group of top institutional and family investors. The firm has offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Alexander Jira, founder and CEO, MFonds AG $

Alexander Jira on why he co-founded MFonds, on their progress and strategy and on private equity investment opportunities in Germany.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Rupert Montagu, Co-Founder and General Partner, Montagu Newhall $

Montagu on the value of identifying quality emerging management teams in their early years, on the importance of gaining vintage year diversification, on a shift in the balance of power between entrepreneurs and VCs and on the crack that is just beginning to appear in the IPO window.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Stuart Imeson, Head of Pensions and Investments, West Yorkshire Pension Fund $

Stuart Imeson on why West Yorkshire Pension Fund invests the majority of the capital dedicated to private equity investments with big funds and the role his organisation plays in Yorkshire. He also explains his portfolio strategy.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Jens Bisgaard-Frantzen, Managing Partner, ATP Private Equity Partners $

Jens Bisgaard-Frantzen on the qualities ATP Private Equity Partners looks for during the due diligence process, on the importance of long-term LP-GP relationships, on why the firm is keen to invest in industry sector-specific funds, and on the firm's position on Asia.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Haydee Celaya, Director of the Private Equity and Investment Funds Department, International Finance Corporation $

Haydee Celaya on backing new and established managers in developing countries, on which countries and regions are hot in the emerging markets, and on why networks, reference checks and reputation are so very important when investing in riskier opportunities.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Bernd Kreuter, Head of Alternatives, Feri Institutional Advisors $

Bernd Kreuter on the benefits of a broad market knowledge, on sourcing good investments, on emerging managers and on the potential for falling returns at the larger end of the buy-out business.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Beat Bühlmann, Managing Director and Head of Investment Management, Horizon21 Private Equity $

Beat Bühlmann on Horizon21's acquisition of Swiss Re's private equity fund of funds business, on the latest fundraising effort and the strategy for Fund IV, on fund selection and on why his team is increasingly interested in the emerging markets.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Wolf-Dietrich von Wrede, Managing Director, Swift Capital Partners $

Wolf-Dietrich von Wrede on his team's focus on the European buy-out segment, on networks and experience, on the importance of continuously staying in touch with GPs and on recent trends and developments in the buy-out business.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: André P Jaeggi, Managing Director, Adveq $

André Jaeggi on why Adveq prefers fund managers who take an active role in their portfolio companies, on the need for a diversified investor base, on why European venture is attractive, on investor discipline and on opportunities across the emerging markets.

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