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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.

AMP Capital appoints Australia MD as it ‘resets and refocuses’ domestically

Marsha Beck starts immediately in the newly-created role, with AMP Capital’s strong performance in 2018 offsetting a torrid year for the fund manager’s parent group.
Macquarie offices

MIRA reveals A$8.7bn equity raising and appoints new Americas chief

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets has revealed that it raised A$8.7 billion ($6.2 billion; €5.5 billion) of new equity in the three months to 31 December 2018. The figure includes A$7.4 billion of equity raised in Europe alone, most of which was for Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6. Infrastructure Investor reported that MEIF6 had raised […]

Future Fund prepares to sell infrastructure assets as portfolio value rises

Thanks to a weak Australian dollar and increased valuations, the fund’s infra allocation has increased to 8.5% of its overall portfolio.

Argo IP targets Australian and Asian LPs with new MD hire – exclusive

QIC’s Melannie Pyzik will join Argo Infrastructure Partners this month in a new Sydney-based role with a remit to focus on local investor relations.
Tram running on City Circle line of Sydney Light Rail

Sydney Light Rail’s troubles call PPPs into question

The Public Accountability Committee recommends review following legal dispute between the contractor and the client over costs associated with relocating utilities.

ANALYSIS: Healthcare investing is ‘not for the faint-hearted’

An ageing population coupled with government budgetary constraints provide strong fundamentals. But while infra investors might be better custodians than PE, we find they should do a thorough check-up before diving in.

Octopus makes first Australian investment with $322m solar farm

The London-headquartered investor says the deal will be ‘the first of many’ Down Under.

Western Australia launches ‘simpler and lower-risk’ land registry auction

The state government is privatising the digital functions of Landgate, excluding manual processing, to make the asset more attractive to investors.

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?

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