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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: 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: Guy Fraser-Sampson, Founder and Managing Partner, Mowbray Capital $

Fraser-Sampson on bringing a home-run mentality to European venture, on the futility of trying to market time private equity, on the value of revisiting both succesful and unsuccesful fund investment decisions and on the danger of putting your eggs in too few baskets.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Daniel Allen, Managing Director, Wilshire Private Markets Group $

Daniel Allen on why the Wilshire Private Markets Group (WPMG) has chosen a solely discretionary model, why the organisation focuses on small and mid-market buy-out funds and how the firm has developed its access to leading private equity firms. Wilshire has raised six co-mingled funds of funds to date along with a number of single investor funds. WPMG will raise its seventh fund of funds which will target a closing in the second half of 2005.

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.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Dr Petra Salesny, Partner, ALPHA Associates $

Dr Petra Salesny on the challenges and opportunities that ALPHA Associates have faced as an investor focussed on CEE. As a limited partner with seven years of CEE investment experience the firm has built long-standing relationships with fund managers in the region.

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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