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28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Peter Derendinger, Partner and CEO, ALPHA Associates $

Peter Derendinger on Central and Eastern Europe, on managers with a regional focus, on market correction, on the appeal of co-investments and on the dangers of financial engineering.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: André P Jaeggi, Managing Director, Adveq $

André Jaeggi on why Adveq prefers fund managers who take an active role in their portfolio companies, on the need for a diversified investor base, on why European venture is attractive, on investor discipline and on opportunities across the emerging markets.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Robert Womsley, European Head of Citi Private Equity $

Robert Womsley on Citi Private Equity's fund and direct investments, on the consequences of the US credit crunch and on the future outlook for the private equity business.

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.

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