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23 May 2014

LP Profile: Verena Kempe, FERI $

Whatever their risk preferences, the illiquidity premium is proving to be a key differentiator when it comes to investment decision-making for institutional investors, says Verena Kempe of German asset management firm FERI.

17 May 2014

LP Profile: William Pearce, OPIC $

pearce_opic_sq OPIC’s provision of senior secured loans to fund managers targeting emerging economies has long been proven to help it meet return targets alongside a range of developmental objectives, says investment head William Pearce

12 May 2014

LP Profile: Charles Spiller, Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System $

After substantially ramping up its allocation to private markets, Pennsylvania’s public pension fund PSERS has been rewarded with an asset class that has outperformed the rest of the portfolio, says its head of alternatives Charles Spiller.

8 May 2014

LP Profile: Marcel Andringa, SPF Beheer $

A slowing allocation pace for European pension fund investor SPF Beheer is no cause for concern – reflecting more the patient outlook of a long-term investor than lack of confidence in private equity, says investment director Marcel Andringa.

1 May 2014

LP Profile: John Skjervem, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund $

As one of the earliest US state pension funds to participate in private equity, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund is keenly aware of its value at a time when supportive interest rates no longer offer the same tailwinds to the global financial industry.

25 April 2014

LP Profile: Charlotte Thorne, Capital Generation Partners $

Private investors offer a good fit as limited partners, with their long-term lookout and a relaxed approach to liquidity, says Charlotte Thorne of private investment office CapGen.

19 April 2014

LP Profile: Graham McDonald, SWIP Private Equity $

Following a merger last year, SWIP Private Equity is now well positioned to add new mandates with an aggressive growth plan, according to director of private equity Graham McDonald.

14 April 2014

LP Profile: Gary Bruebaker, Washington State Investment Board $

With a private equity allocation that comprises more than one-quarter of its global investment programme, Washington State Investment Board is a sizeable player in the industry – and likes to make its presence felt, says CIO Gary Bruebaker

7 April 2014

LP Profile: Scott Chan, Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System $

After choosing to double its allocation to private equity and move away from funds of funds, Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System has been rewarded with deeper relationships with its GPs, says CIO Scott Chan

1 April 2014

LP Profile: John Hess, Altius Associates $

Altius Associates’ high profile client list was borne out of a broader move for institutions to increase the sophistication of their private equity investments, a driver that continues today, says co-founder John Hess

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