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CEFC backs MIRA’s emissions reduction efforts with A$100m commitment

Clean Energy Finance Corporation says that investors are ‘more aware than ever’ of the need to take action on energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

Will November be make-or-break time for Australian energy?

With state energy ministers meeting on 22 November – just a day after the Australian Energy Market Commission decides whether to amend rules on Marginal Loss Factors – the market is hoping for much-needed clarity around investment decisions.
Climate change

Why investing in resilience is here to stay

There’s no question infrastructure assets are particularly exposed to climate change. But, how can investors mitigate the risk? And are there opportunities to pursue through resilient investing? We turned to the industry to find out.
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade

Stories of the Decade 2017: The mega-funds arrive 

GIP closed the largest-ever unlisted infrastructure vehicle on $15.8bn, thus foreshadowing the following year’s record fundraising. 
Monopoly

Australian monopolies debate should give investors pause

The country's competition watchdog has come out strongly against a decision to remove it as the Port of Newcastle’s regulator, sounding caution about monopoly assets having ‘unfettered market power’.

QIC and Royal Schiphol take 70% stake in Hobart Airport

Hobart International Airport is likely to be the penultimate asset acquired by the QIC Global Infrastructure Fund as it nears full deployment, says global infra head Ross Israel.

Investor group warns of project default risk in Australia due to MLFs

The group, which counts BlackRock, John Laing and Macquarie among its members, says that the current MLF regime can ‘materially impact’ investor returns in unforeseen ways.

Australia’s IPIF appoints CIO and launches A$100m fundraise

Jonathan van Rooyen joins Infrastructure Partners Investment Fund, which added The Infrastructure Fund to its portfolio this year.
Social housing

Is Australian social housing ripe for investment?

While some investors are showing an interest, not everyone is convinced that social housing qualifies as infrastructure.

IFM chief executive Brett Himbury to retire in 2020

The Australian fund manager will shortly begin a global search to replace Brett Himbury, who said it has been a ‘privilege’ to lead IFM for more than nine years.
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