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Year in Review: Renewables break through government inaction

Despite governments in countries such as the US and Australia failing to encourage clean energy investment, the sector has boomed. Is it finally coming of age?

Hostplus is open to recommendations

CIO Sam Sicilia says the superannuation fund will consider non-core and infra-like assets, but only on a case-by-case basis.

The rise and fall of Hastings Funds Management

'How can you have a $7bn business where performance has been very strong over 20 years, then have to shut the thing down?' asked one former director. We take a look at how it got to this point and the lessons learnt.

Australia’s inconsistent interventions could have severe consequences

The country’s regulators have stepped in again to criticise privatisation processes – but singling out private investors while governments escape censure is bad for everyone.

PEP buys New Zealand smart metering firm amid infra push

The Sydney-based fund manager has bought Metrix in a $183m deal, the second acquisition through its Secure Assets Fund.

Infrastructure Capital Group raises $390.7m for new renewables fund

The Australian fund manager will target both domestic and offshore investors in 2019 as it seeks to raise a total of $723.5m for investments at home and in New Zealand.

Australian renewables boom despite policy uncertainty

The Clean Energy Council reveals new figures that show record levels of investment in the renewable energy sector but cautions that clearer policy is needed.

NZ Super Fund appoints Stephen Gilmore as CIO

The new hire joins after nine years at Australia’s Future Fund, as the New Zealand vehicle targets expansion Down Under.

CEFC and Westbourne back Nexif’s Australian wind farm expansion

The energy developer, backed by Denham Capital, will begin construction of stage two of the 212MW Lincoln Gap project later this year after securing $116m in debt financing.

NSW Ports taken to court over ‘anti-competitive and illegal’ deal

The ACCC, Australia’s competition watchdog, intervenes six years after the ports portfolio was privatised by the New South Wales government, which will not face legal proceedings.

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