The institutional investor perspective on private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds

In this issue…


No turning back


Past performance is no longer a guide to buyout performance. If LPs can’t assess a GP by its track record, how can they make the crucial investment decisions that make it worth participating in the asset class?

Preferred equity


How GPs and their investors can unlock liquidity while preserving the high upside remaining in the portfolios

Eye on real estate


Business advisers KPMG explain how to find the property investment angle that others have overlooked, and give an overview of the current real estate market

LP Perspectives

John Toomey, HarbourVest
Safe Harbour


John Toomey is a managing director at HarbourVest, one of the largest investors in global private equity. Stability and a cohesive culture are the hallmarks of a firm that has consistently delivered returns for its investors for more than 30 years

Jonathan Grabel, Public Employees Retirement System of New Mexico
Time to shed more light on fees


New Mexico’s Jonathan Grabel is poacher-turned-gamekeeper: a former GP who now revels in his role of limited partner. But he says the roles should work in harmony, providing there is a good relationship – with transparency being paramount

Clarissa Hunnewell, Boston University
Small size, sharp focus


Boston University may only have a small endowment, but it punches well above its weight and is growing rapidly thanks to an increasing private equity focus

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