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8 March 2010

KKR nabs Sen from Citi for India office

KKR has hired the former south Asia CFO of Citigroup, Abhijit Sen, making him responsible for two roles within the private equity firm’s Indian office.

5 March 2010

Warburg Pincus says goodbye to India head

Warburg Pincus, one of the biggest private equity houses in the businesses, is facing a transition as managing director Rajesh Khanna has handed in his notice to “pursue the formation of an independent investment business in India”.

3 March 2010

Fund administrator Augentius appoints managing director for Guernsey

Augentius Fund Administration, a provider of fund administration services to the private equity sector, has appointed Glyn Thomas as managing director of its Guernsey office.

1 March 2010

UK’s Foresight Group adds investment director

UK-based alternative asset manager Foresight Group has appointed Federico Giannandrea as investment director, where he will be responsible for originating, structuring and executing solar transactions.

26 February 2010

Alvarez & Marsal strengthens German restructuring and turnaround practice

Alvarez & Marsal, an independent professional services firm that is managing the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, has augmented its team in Germany by appointing Paul Taaffe as a managing director to its restructuring and turnaround practice.

24 February 2010

France’s Activa Capital makes two new hires

French private equity firm Activa Capital has made two appointments as it gears up for deals in the mid-market, hiring Pierre Chabaud and Gautier Rousseau as investment executives.

22 February 2010

Schroder Private Equity Fund of Funds director resigns

The director of Schroder Private Equity Fund of Funds, Conor Killeen, has stepped down from his position at the listed investment company.

22 February 2010

VC firm Environmental Technologies Fund partners up

Environmental Technologies Fund (ETF), a European venture capital firm investing in the cleantech and renewables sector, has appointed Robert Genieser as a partner in the firm’s London office.

22 February 2010

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg moves his fortune out of Quadrangle

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is to move his private fortune out of US private equity firm Quadrangle Group. He will transfer his billions into a new investment fund devoted exclusively to his money and that of his charity, the Bloomberg Family Foundation, with several Quadrangle employees migrating to manage the assets.

19 February 2010

CalPERS reinstates Feckner for sixth term

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has unanimously reinstated Rob Feckner to a sixth term as president of the biggest pension fund in the US.

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