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27 January 2015

LP Profile: Christophe Bavière, Idinvest Partners $

fireworks Idinvest Partners is strictly focused on continental European SMEs. CEO Christophe Bavière tells Limited Partner how this underserved market has generated returns to venture and growth investors “north of 25 per cent”

8 January 2015

LP Profile: Michael Lindauer, Allianz Capital Partners $

Michael Lindauer Allianz Allianz Capital Partners spices up its private equity portfolio with a smattering of ‘riskier’ funds. Africa has not traditionally been within the fund manager’s remit, but it is now exploring whether the time is right to invest in the continent

5 January 2015

LP Profile: Wouter Jan Naborn, Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering $

Wouter Jan Naborn_ Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering sml sq A decade into its private equity journey, Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering has switched from funds of funds to a managed account. Wouter Jan Naborn says it will help diversify the portfolio over different vintage years and bring stability

8 October 2014

LP Profile: Thomas Frei, Akina Partners $

Thomas Frei Akina Successful investment is not about sectors or sizes for Thomas Frei at Akina Partners. Close relationships and a top-down conviction strategy are the drivers of manager selection at the $2.2bn Swiss fund-of-funds manager

26 August 2014

LP Profile: Francesco Kälin, SUVA $

20140325 kfo2 Somewhat surprisingly, Swiss insurance group Suva’s decision to actively increase its allocation to private markets came hot on the heels of the global financial crisis, says its head of private equity, Francesco Kälin.

31 July 2014

LP Profile: Jason MacDonald, New Jersey Department of the Treasury $

New Jersey New Jersey Department of the Treasury’s alternatives programme, launched during a challenging time for investors, has evolved to allocate more than $1bn to private equity each year

26 June 2014

LP Profile: Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Nick Ashmore $

Nick_Ashmore Formerly known as Ireland’s National Pension Reserve Fund, the financial crisis catalysed a change in focus towards a strategic investment fund aimed at supporting the Irish economy.

19 June 2014

LP Profile: University of California Regents, Tim Recker $

When it comes to private equity, the key aim for one US university endowment is to eliminate unnecessary layers of fees, while not compromising returns

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

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