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Marcus Simpson Head of Global Private Equity at QIC


Marcus runs QIC’s Private Equity Program which consists of $5.0bn AUM invested globally in funds, co-investments, directs and direct secondaries. Prior to founding QIC’s Program in 2005, Marcus was Chief Executive, North America, for Altius Associates Ltd, an independent private equity consultant with approximately $27 billion (as of December 31st 2014) under management or advice. He established Altius’ US operation in 2000 and participated in the global management, investment strategies, and client marketing for Altius. From 1996 to 2000 Marcus worked for the Virginia Retirement System (“VRS”), a US public pension plan with assets of US$66 billion. Marcus expanded wholly US portfolio overseas and then managed VRS’s global private equity program.From 1990 to 1995 Marcus worked in the London office of the Bankers Trust Company where he structured a number ofbuy-out financings and worked on a number of corporate restructurings.Marcus is the current Chairman of the Institutional Investors Roundtable, an international community of large, long-term institutional investors who want to collaborate on private market.

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