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29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Rupert Montagu, Co-Founder and General Partner, Montagu Newhall $

Montagu on the value of identifying quality emerging management teams in their early years, on the importance of gaining vintage year diversification, on a shift in the balance of power between entrepreneurs and VCs and on the crack that is just beginning to appear in the IPO window.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Greg Kulka, Director of Alternative Investments, New Mexico State Investment Council $

Greg Kulka on investing in buy-out and venture capital funds, making co-investments within New Mexico, being not too keen on generalists, and on why a consistent track record over time is the number-one criterion for any GP that is going to make the grade in his portfolio.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Colin Wimsett, Managing Partner, Pantheon Ventures $

Colin Wimsett on mega funds and venture capital, on Pantheon's due diligence process, on avoiding the tick-box approach, on emerging markets and on investment opportunities following the credit crunch.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: CalPERS $

The California Public Employees' Retirement System is one of the major investors in private equity funds globally. Currently six per cent of the total fund, or about $15bn is invested in private equity, mostly in fund investments. AltAssets spoke with Clark McKinley, information officer, CalPERS, about the organisation's private equity investment strategy.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Lauge Sletting, Managing Partner, North Sea Capital $

Lauge Sletting on his fund's interest in distressed debt, the benefits of a contrarian approach to investing, and on the risk that too much capital in the market could drive returns down.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Roberto Pilotto, Funds Director, PPM Managers $

Roberto Pilotto on investing in Asia, the CEE region and Europe, on why his team benefits from the firm's background in direct investments, and on the increasing challenges for country-specific funds in Europe.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Knightsbridge Advisers $

Managing principals Joel Romines, Barbara Piette and George Arnold on early stage investing, on deal quality, on adding value to portfolio companies, on pattern recognition and on the finite nature of the industry.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: David Currie, CEO, Private Equity Investments, Standard Life Investments $

David Currie on his team's focus on buy-out investments, on why he would select certain fund managers, on the Private Equity Investments group's expansion in the US, and on his team's opportunistic approach.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Bernd Kreuter, Head of Alternatives, Feri Institutional Advisors $

Bernd Kreuter on the benefits of a broad market knowledge, on sourcing good investments, on emerging managers and on the potential for falling returns at the larger end of the buy-out business.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Lance Whitehead, Managing Director, Landmark Partners Europe $

Lance Whitehead on secondaries transactions in Europe and the US, on analysing private equity portfolios and on his team's cautious investment approach.

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