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LP Profiles

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: John Otterlei, Senior Managing Director, Piper Jaffray – Private Capital Group $

Otterlei on the improving shape of the US venture industry, on the need to address private equity fee structures, on the importance of proprietary deal flow and on looking for firms with a good batting average.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile, Barry Kohout, Managing Director, Glenmede Trust $

Kohout on the lack of fund opportunities in the market, on deciding which funds to re-up with, on annex funds and conflict of interest issues and on why we'll all make the same mistakes we made in the past.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: Colin Ambrose, Senior Investment Officer, Wesleyan University $

Ambrose on the advantages of secondaries funds for new investors, on the importance of identifying motivated management teams, on the inevitability of consolidation in the private equity industry and on the need for heightened due diligence for first time funds.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: John Barber, Managing Partner, Citigroup Private Equity $

Barber on the need for diversification in a fund of funds portfolio, on the negative impact of mark to market in the private equity industry, on the danger of an imbalanced management team and on the importance of a consistent strategy to add value.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: Alex Scott, senior investment manager, West Midlands Pension Fund $

Scott on the opportunities emerging in PFI and infrastructure funds, on picking the wheat from the chaff and on the importance of diversification.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: Hanse Halligan, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Fairview Venture Management $

Halligan on emerging managers, on fund investing prospects in the near-term, on why unsuccessful deals are often orphans, on the difficulty of judging past performance in the current environment and on instant experts.

30 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Mark R. Pattis, Chief Executive Officer, Next Chapter Holdings $

Pattis on the potential for returns in emerging markets, on the importance of a cohesive general partner team, on the issue of generational transfers and management motivation, and on why family offices can make very attractive LPs.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: Kevin Kester, Director of Alternative Investments, Colorado PERA $

Kester on changing return expectations, on the importance of integrity, on the difficulties of emerging markets and on what it takes to get a re-up from Colorado.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: Brad Kelly, Paul Fetsch, Paul Gompers and Joan Heidorn, general partners, Spur Capital $

Kelly, Fetsch, Gompers and Heidorn on gaining access to the best venture funds, on the value of operating experience in a venture capital management team, on the need for patience and discipline when putting together a private equity portfolio and on Israel, the rising star of the global venture industry.

30 April 2009

Institutional investor profile: Ronald Sandquist, Managing Director – Private Equity, Advantus Capital Management $

Sandquist on telling the bad news as well as the good, on being passionate about building businesses, on the tricky business of judging a fund by its track record, on the irritations of management fees and on patient investing.

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