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14 November 2013

LP Profile: Dhvani Shah, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund $

Private equity’s return profile is helping US pension fund Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund to regain its fully funded status as it continues to recover from the financial crisis.

1 November 2013

LP Profile: Peter Keehn, Allstate Investments $

Against a backdrop of a shrinking institutional capital commitment for private equity, US insurance giant Allstate is choosing instead to increase its allocation.

17 October 2013

LP Profile: Geoff Love, Wellcome Trust $

Wellcome Trust’s long-term backing of venture capital is in contrast to the bulk of limited partners who are choosing to abandon the seemingly fragile asset class

9 October 2013

LP Profile: Rich Hall, Teacher Retirement System of Texas $

Private equity plays a crucial role in Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ $116bn investment portfolio, helping it to cope with a constantly shifting economic climate

27 September 2013

LP Profile: Line Picard, African Development Bank $

The African Development Bank continues to step up its fund investment activities in recognition of the role private equity can play in its development agenda - as well as the sheer scale of opportunity on the continent

10 September 2013

LP Profile: Edi Truell, London Pension Funds Authority $

A new institutional investment programme targeting infrastructure has wide-reaching repercussions for limited partners, according to Edi Truell, long-time private equity investor and chairman of the London Pension Funds Authority.

23 August 2013

LP Profile: David Wilton, IFC $

As a high-profile investor in regions that many limited partners are still exploring, the IFC has capitalised on its appetite for first-time funds and frontier markets, finding an early-mover advantage to its distinctive approach

1 August 2013

LP Profile: Anders Dalhoff, PKA Alternative Investment Partners $

Launching early last year, PKA Alternative Investment Partners was established to broaden Danish pension fund PKA’s exposure to alternatives, and the firm now hopes to prove a point and win a new mandate

8 July 2013

LP Profile: Margot Wirth, CalSTRS $

US pension fund giant CalSTRS is still feeling the effects of its sizeable exposure to an underperforming mega buyout space. However, the head of its private equity programme, Margot Wirth, remains confident it will deliver in the long term.

19 June 2013

LP Profile: Pierre Fortier, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec $

Although its alternatives portfolio is already one of the ten largest in the world, Canada’s Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is eager to increase its market presence, particularly in emerging regions

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