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

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ClockTime for LPs to hit the debt?

Private debt is attractive. It has a great risk-return profile and no shortage of managers to choose from. But with banks lending again, will GPs be able to find sufficient quality opportunities?

Jewel in the crown

The UK has long been the jewel in Europe’s private equity crown – but with global competition more intense than ever, will general partners be able to maintain returns over the long term?

Sale of the century

Cash-rich corporates, leveraged PE firms and an open IPO window have created a seller’s market. With competitively-priced acquisitions hard to find, should PE firms be holding on to their investments longer?

Extra strong MINTs

Large working populations and rapid economic growth prospects characterise Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey. What role does institutional private equity have to play in the development of the MINTs?

LPs step out of the shadows

Limited Partners want as much as 50 per cent of their PE exposure in direct investments. Is there any chance of their wishes being fulfilled – and what will it mean for the LP-GP relationship?

light bulbBright future for venture capital

Buyouts have long outperformed venture. But at the AltAssets Limited Partner Summit in June, delegates heard that the tide has turned and European venture is beginning to show signs it can produce a decent return for investors

LP Perspectives

Eric Lang, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Ahead of the pack

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas allocates value according to economic regimes: stable value, global equity and real return. The 32 per cent allocated to private equity, real assets and energy managers has driven alpha across the portfolio

Brooks Preston, OPIC
Friends in high places

Experience in developing markets is attractive, but that doesn’t stop OPIC backing first-time funds as it pursues its tripartite goals of generating returns, fostering development and supporting US foreign policy

Sergey Sheshuryak, Adams Street Partners
It’s a team game

Private equity has changed as the industry has grown, but Adams Street says successful investing is still about finding and backing the right team

Industry Profile

Steve Judge, Private Equity and Growth Capital Council
 Is PE under threat from the White House?

US private equity has consistently outperformed the stock market. But the industry is still not widely understood and could be in danger of being adversely affected by President Obama’s wide-ranging tax review

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