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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.

18 January 2011

LP Profile: David Ford, Gatemore Capital Management $

David Ford, managing partner of wealth manager Gatemore Capital Management, discusses his firm’s approach to asset allocation, the desirability of transparency among private equity fund managers and the stability of the US relative to other developed markets.

11 December 2010

LP Profile: Sam Robinson, SVG Advisers $

Sam Robinson, head of global investment at UK fund of funds investor SVG Advisers, met up with AltAssets to discuss the return of secondaries, the hazards of Asia, and being optimistic about Europe without being bullish.

Robinson has played a significant role in the creation, investment and portfolio management of all fund of funds managed by SVG Advisers, including the Diamond, Asia and SPEFOF programmes.

30 November 2010

Investor profile: Renatto Barbieri, portfolio manager, Galtere Global AgriBusiness Fund $

Renatto Barbieri of New York-headquartered commodities-focused investor Galtere sat down with AltAssets to discuss the firm’s upcoming $1bn private equity agribusiness fund, the looming “choke point” for food prices, destructive agricultural policy, and the dangers of subsidy reliance.

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: 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.

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