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26 August 2014

LP Profile: Francesco Kälin, SUVA $

20140325 kfo2 Somewhat surprisingly, Swiss insurance group Suva’s decision to actively increase its allocation to private markets came hot on the heels of the global financial crisis, says its head of private equity, Francesco Kälin.

31 July 2014

LP Profile: Jason MacDonald, New Jersey Department of the Treasury $

New Jersey New Jersey Department of the Treasury’s alternatives programme, launched during a challenging time for investors, has evolved to allocate more than $1bn to private equity each year

26 June 2014

LP Profile: Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Nick Ashmore $

Nick_Ashmore Formerly known as Ireland’s National Pension Reserve Fund, the financial crisis catalysed a change in focus towards a strategic investment fund aimed at supporting the Irish economy.

19 June 2014

LP Profile: University of California Regents, Tim Recker $

When it comes to private equity, the key aim for one US university endowment is to eliminate unnecessary layers of fees, while not compromising returns

13 June 2014

LP Profile: Wee Teck Tay, Bank of Singapore $

A case-by-case approach to fund commitments has so far provided the perfect means for private banking group Bank of Singapore to provide private equity exposure for a sophisticated private client base

7 June 2014

LP Profile: Arne Vagn Olsen, Stapi $

The continued challenge of low yields poses the major issue for today’s investors, and is one that private equity can help address, says Arne Vagn Olsen, chief investment officer at Icelandic pension fund Stapi

30 May 2014

LP Profile: Greg Kulka, New Mexico State Investment Council $

In a low-growth economic outlook, private equity continues to fulfil its role as a return generator within the portfolio one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, the New Mexico State Investment Council

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.

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