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29 April 2009

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

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: Graham McDonald, Head of Fund Investments, Bank of Scotland $

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.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Jason Andris, Managing Director, Venture Investment Associates $

Andris on investing in venture capital and buy-out funds, on the firm's breakdown of re-ups versus new fund relationships, on bite-sizes, on alignment of GP and LP interests and on the importance of understanding a fund manager's reputation in the market as part of the due diligence process.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Jeremy Golding, Founder and Managing Director, Golding Capital Partners $

Jeremy Golding on his firm's focus on providing innovative private equity investment solutions for German institutional investors, on the growing importance of the German private equity market, and on his team's differentiated approach.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Spur Capital $

AltAssets spoke to the team at Spur Capital Partners to find out about their views on early stage venture capital, on venture in the US and worldwide, on due diligence, on competition in the fund of funds market, and on what they think it takes to be successful in private equity investing.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: David Quysner, Chairman, Capital for Enterprise Board $

David Quysner on early stage investing, on the shortage of early stage venture capital in the UK and on how the government's Capital for Enterprise Board is acting as a fund of funds to help close the venture capital industry's equity gap.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Charles Soulignac, Chairman and CEO, Fondinvest Capital $

Charles Soulignac on Fondinvest's independence from Caisse des Dépôts, on the firm's primary and secondary fund investments, and on the qualities a good GP should be able to demonstrate.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Marc Brugger, Director, LFPE $

Marc Brugger on why LFPE was established as a Western-Europe-focused fund of funds manager, on the future of the firm, on the buy-out segment, on venture capital, and on LFPE's portfolio construction strategy.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Bob Long, CEO, Conversus Asset Management $

Bob Long on overcoming the J-Curve effect, on publicly-listed private equity, on asset allocation, on talent in the private equity world and on the importance of distressed debt to a balanced portfolio.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Seong C Gweon, CEO, Korea Venture Investment Corporation $

Seong C Gweon on the Korea Venture Investment Corporation's investment strategy, its focus on venture capital funds and on why the private equity market in Korea is in a growth phase.

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