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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.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: David Seligman, Managing Partner, Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity Select $

David Seligman on signs of a slow recovery for private equity investments, on the resilience of funds focusing on the lower end of the market due to lower leverage, and on the increasing specialisation of funds.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Katharina Lichtner, Managing Director and Head of Research, Capital Dynamics $

Katharina Lichtner on Capital Dynamics’ bullish stance on secondaries, on the evolution of due diligence processes, on LPs defaulting on capital calls and on the devaluation of private equity portfolio companies.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Rory Earley, CEO and CIO, Capital for Enterprise Limited $

Capital for Enterprise Limited negotiated the UK Innovation Investment Fund’s commitment to investment manager Hermes as part of the government’s drive to support young British businesses. With this partnership freshly secured, Rory Earley met with AltAssets to shed light on bridging the UK’s equity gap, ensuring the newly launched UK Innovation Investment Fund helps businesses in this country, the performance of government-backed venture funding and learning from past investment mistakes.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Janna Laudato, Managing Director, Hauser Capital Markets $

Janna Laudato on the attractiveness of mezzanine in the current debt-deficient climate, on the draw of investing in the middle-market over larger funds, and on the benefits of having dry powder during and after the type of downturn we have just witnessed.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Hannes Ambacher and Henry Owainati of Global Private Equity $

Hannes Ambacher and Henry Owainati on the narrowing bid-ask spread in the secondary market an subsequent effect on returns, on Central and Eastern Europe and why it offers a fertile environment for private equity, and on the return of institutional investors’ appetite for investing in the asset class.

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.

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