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23 November 2010

Francois Gamblin , CEO, Secondcap $

Francois Gamblin caught up with AltAssets to discuss new secondaries trading platform SecondaryNet, why attempts at private equity secondary trading platforms have failed in the past, and how to grow the asset class from two per cent of the private equity market to eight per cent in the next few years.

26 October 2010

Investor Profile: Robert Savage, Investment Director, Greenpark Capital $

Robert Savage on the secondaries market during the downturn, the dangers of fire sale fund acquisitions, the strengths of the mid-market, and the predicted $20bn of secondary dealflow in the pipeline as portfolio valuations bounce back.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Varun Sood, Founder and Managing General Partner, Capvent $

Varun Sood on Indian private equity and its underserved opportunity, on the requisite qualities the country possesses that will foster the asset class, and on the different approach western institutional investors must adopt when investing there.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Sven Soderblom and Rod Evison of CDC $

CDC is the UK’s development finance institution. Owned by the UK government’s Department for International Development, CDC provide capital to invest in private equity funds in emerging markets, with a particular emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. By supporting the private sector, CDC contributes to long-term poverty reduction in developing countries.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Markus Ableitinger, Director, Capital Dynamics $

Markus Ableitinger on private equity fund investment in Asia, the development of Vietnam and on ratchet and performance provisions in the Chinese media.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Charles Soulignac, Managing Partner, Fondinvest Capital $

Charles Soulignac on Fondinvest sticking to its guns by continuing to invest in the lower mid-market, on the proliferation of fund of funds players in recent years, on his concern over secondary buy-outs, and on the value proposition this method of private equity still poses for investors if done correctly.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Duran Curis, Managing Director, Drum Capital $

Duran Curis on the interest in the special situations space, on the reason distressed debt investing is more attractive than the secondary market, and on the difficulty of applying a pan-European approach.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Sipilä Samuli, Managing Director, Pohjola Private Equity Funds $

Sipilä Samuli on investing in the European lower mid-market, on the value of fund placement agents and on investors’ nous for putting money into funds now for attractive vintages.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Christophe Nicolas, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners $

Christophe Nicolas on the flow of secondary deals in the lower end of the market, on the growing bubble in distressed debt investing, on the generation shift occurring among fund managers and on the lasting effects the downturn will have on the industry.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Clark Song, Investment Specialist, Genertec Investment Managers $

Clark Song on the private equity landscape in China, on the pitfalls of investing in the asset class in the country, and on the effects of western funds setting up yuan-denominated funds.

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