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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: 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.

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.

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