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1 October 2010

Ontario Teachers’ introduces new head of private equity

Canadian pension fund the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has named a new head of its private equity division.

30 September 2010

Highland Capital snaps up 3i alum Laurence Garrett

Laurence Garrett, an alumnus of FTSE 100-listed private equity firm 3i, has joined US venture capital firm Highland Capital as a general partner.

20 September 2010

Lazard’s Charles Ward joins Arcapita as CIO and PE head

Bahraini bank Arcapita has named Charles Ward as chief investment officer and president of its private equity and infrastructure divisions.

17 September 2010

3i’s buyout chief to go as firm re-organises

London-listed PE giant 3i has announced the departure of Jonathan Russell, head of the firm’s buy-out arm, as the division is merged with its growth capital arm to form a single private equity unit.

15 September 2010

Marks & Spencer chairman to join Bridgepoint advisory board

London private equity firm Bridgepoint has appointed Sir Stuart Rose, the outgoing chairman of UK supermarket chain Marks & Spencer, as an advisor.

31 August 2010

CalPERS senior alternatives investment officer resigns

A senior investment officer for US pension fund the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has resigned in the midst of a fraud probe into the activities of some of the fund's former senior management team, according to reports.

23 August 2010

Former UK Treasury Minister to advise Maven Capital Partners

Scottish private equity firm Maven Capital Partners has recruited Ian Pearson, a former Treasury and Business Minister for the UK government, as senior adviser.

20 August 2010

Energy sector luminary Bernotat to advise Permira

Permira has called on the former CEO of power giant E.ON and energy sector veteran Wulf Bernotat, hiring him as a senior adviser.

19 August 2010

Temasek appoints two new presidents in overhaul of top brass

Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings, manager of an estimated $119bn portfolio, has made a raft of recent high-profile appointments to hone its capabilities as an investment house.

18 August 2010

Schwarzman issues apology over Hitler slip-up

Stephen Schwarzman has issued an apology in response to the backlash over his calamitous analogy that compared Obama’s private equity taxation proposal to Hitler’s invasion of Poland.

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