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6 May 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Thomas Kubr, CEO, Capital Dynamicsp

Kubr on the difficulties for non-US investors of committing to private equity, on why the industry is suffering from unjustified fright, on why secondaries trading will never be vibrant and on why private equity is all about successful selling.

6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Scott Delman, President, Capital Z Investment Partnersp

Delman on being a value-added investor, on succession problems, on why we'll see no more mega-funds, on the fragility of limited partnerships, on managing expectations and on the importance of secondaries.

6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Maurice Simons, Portfolio Manager, Private equity, SPF Beheerp

Simons on why private equity isn't a diversifying investment, on differentiation between funds of funds, on getting in with the right managers and on why private equity suffers from an image problem.

6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Luigi Santambrogio, Managing Director, Brederode (UK)p

Santambrogio on why secondaries may not be all they're cracked up to be, on the advantages of co-investing, on why private equity is more art than science and on why he hopes the asset class remains an inefficient market.

6 May 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Catherine Lewis, Founding Partner, Proventurep

Lewis on why Western Europe is the place to be, on the difficulties of fundraising, on the tightening of capital, on why many funds of funds will disappear and on the way in which many investors will lose money in private equity.

6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Urs Wietlisbach, Partner, Partners Groupp

Wietlisbach on why private equity funds of funds are about more than partnership picking, on the increased bifurcation between smaller and larger groups, on the value of spotting mistakes early and on how survival of the fittest now applies to the private equity market.

6 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Tim Cruttenden, Senior Investment Manager, VenCap Internationalp

Cruttenden on why US venture is an exciting area at the moment, on why Europe is coming of age, on why there is no substitute for experience in private equity and on why mentoring matters in private equity.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Katja Salovaara, Portfolio Manager, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Companyp

Salovaara on the dangers of buying macro stories, on why secondaries have been risky over the last couple of years, on the incompleteness of IRRs, and on why the private equity industry should be beyond inconveniencing its investors by now.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Luc Maruenda, Managing Director, AGF Private Equityp

Maruenda on why he likes to meet as many teams as possible, on remaining objective during fund selection, on why investors should not be lowering their return expectations and on know-it-all newcomers to the industry.

5 May 2009

Institutional investor profile: Anders Stromblad, Head of Alternative Investments, Second Swedish National Pension Fund – AP2p

Stromblad on taking a step-by-step approach to private equity, on why private equity is challenging for investors, on the importance of finding good managers and on the value of investing with teams with a broad mix of skills.

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