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7 March 2014

LP Profile: Sebastian Ranner, MN Services $

With over €90bn of institutional capital under management, MN Services is able to closely gauge investor appetites - and the results are positive for private equity, according to senior fund manager Sebastiaan Ranner.

15 January 2014

LP Profile: Joachim Høegh-Krohn, Argentum $

As Nordic private equity seeks to translate its success beyond its borders, state-backed limited partner Argentum aims to grow alongside it, while keeping sight of its origins.

2 January 2014

LP Profile: Diana Noble, CDC Group $

Criticism over its business model has seen development investor CDC revamp its strategy, turning its back on China and broadening its investment activities beyond its £2.8bn fund investment programme.

2 December 2013

LP Profile: Hamish Mair, F&C Investments $

A focus on emerging managers in Europe’s mid market may not be the most straightforward proposition for private equity investors, but it is one where F&C feels it can offer something different to the rest of the crowd.

17 October 2013

LP Profile: Geoff Love, Wellcome Trust $

Wellcome Trust’s long-term backing of venture capital is in contrast to the bulk of limited partners who are choosing to abandon the seemingly fragile asset class

10 September 2013

LP Profile: Edi Truell, London Pension Funds Authority $

A new institutional investment programme targeting infrastructure has wide-reaching repercussions for limited partners, according to Edi Truell, long-time private equity investor and chairman of the London Pension Funds Authority.

1 August 2013

LP Profile: Anders Dalhoff, PKA Alternative Investment Partners $

Launching early last year, PKA Alternative Investment Partners was established to broaden Danish pension fund PKA’s exposure to alternatives, and the firm now hopes to prove a point and win a new mandate

2 June 2013

LP Profile: Volkert Doeksen, AlpInvest Partners $

Carlyle’s acquisition of AlpInvest provided the missing piece in the firm’s make-up, according to company CEO Volkert Doeksen, while other fund of funds managers continue to seek their own paths to securing their future.

19 March 2013

LP Profile: David Seligman, Seligman Private Equity Select $

Having gained its independence, European fund investor Seligman Private Equity Select remains positive as to the prospects for small funds despite an uncertain economic backdrop.

20 August 2012

LP Profile: Katharina Lichtner, Capital Dynamics $

Issues such as ESG can no longer be dismissed, and those that neglect them could find it comes back to bite come exit time, says Katharina Lichtner at Capital Dynamics.

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