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

In this issue…


Pension funds: Does PE still have pulling power?


With returns in some private markets not much above public markets, is the industry doing enough to meet the needs of its customers?

Is big really beautiful?


LBOs have surprised everyone – far from falling like dominos, large buyouts have delivered value to investors. But do GPs have the skills to carry them through the next crisis?

First-time funds


With many established GPs underperforming, is it time LPs took a closer look at first-time funds?

CEE: Ready to join the big boys?


Central and eastern Europe has had a difficult crisis. With multiples down, is now the time to be exploiting Europe’s highest growth economies?

Venture Capital: Top of the class?


Venture capital returns are outpacing buyouts in Europe and the US. Is it sustainable, or are we nearing the end of another technology bubble?

LP Perspectives

Katja Salovaara, Ilmarinen
Mutual respect


Finnish fund Ilmarinen is a serious player in private equity. Focus and flexibility have put private equity at the top of the company’s returns table

Jim Strang, Hamilton Lane
Proud to stand out


Hamilton Lane’s newly-promoted London head Jim Strang has ambitions to grow the business, but won’t change its mantra of being “careful and cautious”

Vijoy Chattergy, Employees Retirement System of Hawaii
Aloha, private equity


ERS Hawaii is doubling its allocation to private equity, and believes bigger ticket sizes with a more concentrated group of GPs is the way to achieve that

Paul Newsome, Unigestion
Sticking to its knitting


A veteran of countless economic cycles, Geneva’s Unigestion is looking to the past as it contemplates current “frothy” alternatives markets

Industry Profile

Arvind Mather, President of the Indian Venture Capital Association
New dawn for India’s PE industry


India’s business giants are turning their hands to private equity, and the industry will benefit from economic reforms and the opening up of institutional markets

Fund News

People News

Sector Perspectives

Regional Perspectives

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