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18 May 2012

LP Profile: John Holloway, European Investment Fund $

eif_holloway_170sq Although Europe is all but off the radar for many globally-focused private equity investors, the European Investment Fund’s mandate as a driver of company growth marks it out as one of the largest fund investors in the region.

9 April 2012

LP Profile: Alan MacKay, Hermes GPE $

Reflecting a more demanding and sophisticated institutional investor base, Hermes GPE’s strategic realignment encompasses a more comprehensive investment approach as it seeks to capitalise on a renewed strategy for tackling private markets.

27 February 2012

LP Profile: Emma Hunt, Towers Watson $

towerswatson_hunt_170sq As an advisor to institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds, the emergence of investment opportunities in the global clean energy sector presents an opportunity that cannot be overlooked, says Emma Hunt, senior investment consultant at Towers Watson.

1 February 2012

LP Profile: Nathalie von Niederhäusern, Swiss Re Private Equity Partners $

A trend for active ownership is helping limited partners shed the dated stereotype of being merely passive participants in the private equity space, according to Nathalie von Niederhäusern, co-head of investment management at Swiss Re's private equity investment arm.

1 August 2011

LP Profile: Dirk Meuleman, Mn Services $

Private equity has held up better than expected during the downturn, according to Dirk Meuleman, fund manager focused on private equity and infrastructure at Netherlands-based pension fund administrator Mn Services.

10 May 2011

LP Profile, David Currie, CEO, SL Capital Partners $

The last three years have made clear to many LPs which private equity teams have been able to demonstrate their capabilities when faced with a difficult lending and economic investment climate. According to David Currie, partner and chief executive at SL Capital Partners, the changing dynamics of GP selection and portfolio expectations present a continued challenge to the private equity industry.

6 May 2011

Institutional Investor Profile: Henry Potter, Senior Banker, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development $

Henry Potter on Central Europe, the Balkan states and why the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has been very active in Russia recently. Potter joined the bank some ten years ago. He is now one of a team of three senior people who run EBRD's funds programme.

2 May 2011

LP Profile: Helen Steers, Pantheon Ventures $

Pantheon Partner Helen Steers sat down with AltAssets to discuss how the private equity industry is being transformed as a result of the financial crisis and why fundamental shake-outs in this asset class never really happen. Plus, the anticipated impact on exit sources with the newfound availability of debt; what she really thinks about secondary buy-outs, fees and terms; and why success amongst certain GP funds boils down to ‘super active equity’.

21 April 2011

LP Profile: Tim Creed, Adveq $

Tim Creed, executive director in charge of European investments at fund of funds Adveq, caught up with AltAssets to discuss the most attractive investment destinations in Europe, the charms and hazards of turnaround, and how the firm’s earlier predictions of a “Tripolar” investment world have played out.

7 March 2011

LP Profile: Alan MacKay, Hermes GPE $

AltAssets caught up with Alan MacKay to learn where he and his team see the best return opportunities for the decade ahead and why he feels good about being an LP in today’s global private equity market.

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