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13 June 2014

LP Profile: Wee Teck Tay, Bank of Singapore $

A case-by-case approach to fund commitments has so far provided the perfect means for private banking group Bank of Singapore to provide private equity exposure for a sophisticated private client base

7 June 2014

LP Profile: Arne Vagn Olsen, Stapi $

The continued challenge of low yields poses the major issue for today’s investors, and is one that private equity can help address, says Arne Vagn Olsen, chief investment officer at Icelandic pension fund Stapi

30 May 2014

LP Profile: Greg Kulka, New Mexico State Investment Council $

In a low-growth economic outlook, private equity continues to fulfil its role as a return generator within the portfolio one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, the New Mexico State Investment Council

23 May 2014

LP Profile: Verena Kempe, FERI $

Whatever their risk preferences, the illiquidity premium is proving to be a key differentiator when it comes to investment decision-making for institutional investors, says Verena Kempe of German asset management firm FERI.

17 May 2014

LP Profile: William Pearce, OPIC $

pearce_opic_sq OPIC’s provision of senior secured loans to fund managers targeting emerging economies has long been proven to help it meet return targets alongside a range of developmental objectives, says investment head William Pearce

12 May 2014

LP Profile: Charles Spiller, Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System $

After substantially ramping up its allocation to private markets, Pennsylvania’s public pension fund PSERS has been rewarded with an asset class that has outperformed the rest of the portfolio, says its head of alternatives Charles Spiller.

8 May 2014

LP Profile: Marcel Andringa, SPF Beheer $

A slowing allocation pace for European pension fund investor SPF Beheer is no cause for concern – reflecting more the patient outlook of a long-term investor than lack of confidence in private equity, says investment director Marcel Andringa.

1 May 2014

LP Profile: John Skjervem, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund $

As one of the earliest US state pension funds to participate in private equity, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund is keenly aware of its value at a time when supportive interest rates no longer offer the same tailwinds to the global financial industry.

25 April 2014

LP Profile: Charlotte Thorne, Capital Generation Partners $

Private investors offer a good fit as limited partners, with their long-term lookout and a relaxed approach to liquidity, says Charlotte Thorne of private investment office CapGen.

19 April 2014

LP Profile: Graham McDonald, SWIP Private Equity $

Following a merger last year, SWIP Private Equity is now well positioned to add new mandates with an aggressive growth plan, according to director of private equity Graham McDonald.

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