Perhaps no private equity group was closer to the global financial crisis' epicenter than was AIG Investments (now rebranded as PineBridge Investments). The past 18 months have been a roller coaster for the institution, culminating in its announced sale to Hong Kong-based investor Pacific Century Group. All the while, it continued to make investments and never missed a capital call.
Bob Thompson, head of alternatives for PineBridge Investments, comes to Buyouts West on April 15, to tell this story. In a pre-conference interview, he talks about buzz words he does and doesn’t like, the likelihood of PE shops merging with each other, and lessons learned as having been part of AIG over the last 18 months: