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29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Dan Kjerulf, Partner, Danske Private Equityp

Dan Kjerulf on the fund picker strategy, Danske Private Equity's preference for country-specific funds and on why it is important for new investors in the asset class to get advice from people within the private equity industry before starting to set up a first investment portfolio.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Jim Leech, Senior Vice President of Teachers’ Private Capitalp

Jim Leech on being primarily a direct investor, having the intellectual property to discern which are the better investments, and why they are not the passive 'phone us up after the deal' type of co-investor.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Jens Bisgaard-Frantzen, Managing Partner, ATP Private Equity Partnersp

Jens Bisgaard-Frantzen on the qualities ATP Private Equity Partners looks for during the due diligence process, on the importance of long-term LP-GP relationships, on why the firm is keen to invest in industry sector-specific funds, and on the firm's position on Asia.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Sheryl Schwartz, Managing Director of the Alternative Investment Group, TIAA-CREFp

Sheryl Schwartz on how to get into the best funds, on diversification, and on why excellent time management is the key to success in this business. In her 18 years with TIAA-CREF Schwartz has worked in five different areas: she started off in privately-placed debt and then went on to work in asset-backed securities before she started TIAA-CREF's secondary trading desk. Schwartz then worked in mortgage-backed securities. In 1997 she started the Alternative Investment Group.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Dr Hanspeter Bader, Managing Director in Charge of Private Equity, Unigestionp

Dr Hanspeter Bader on fund investments, secondaries transactions and on why Unigestion's private equity team believes that building strong relationships with funds is getting increasingly important.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Dr Petra Salesny, Partner, ALPHA Associatesp

Dr Petra Salesny on the challenges and opportunities that ALPHA Associates have faced as an investor focussed on CEE. As a limited partner with seven years of CEE investment experience the firm has built long-standing relationships with fund managers in the region.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Peter Keehn, Head of Alternative Investments, Allstate Investments, LLCp

Peter Keehn on Allstate's preference for industry sector-specific funds, on the qualities that his team is keen to see in a good GP, on what puts them off investing with certain funds, and on Allstate's thorough due diligence process.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Stuart Imeson, Head of Pensions and Investments, West Yorkshire Pension Fundp

Stuart Imeson on why West Yorkshire Pension Fund invests the majority of the capital dedicated to private equity investments with big funds and the role his organisation plays in Yorkshire. He also explains his portfolio strategy.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Graham McDonald, Head of Fund Investments, Bank of Scotlandp

Graham McDonald on why Bank of Scotland is increasing its allocation to private equity investment and on why the bank prefers to significantly increase its average investment size rather than the number of funds in its portfolio.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Philippe Poggioli, Partner, Access Capital Partnersp

Philippe Poggioli explains how Access Capital Partners puts together its portfolios. He says that to him discipline is the most important quality of a general partner because they have to remain cool-headed and withhold from investments when the climate is not right.

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