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Hot market cools sovereign funds’ appetite for infra

Intense competition, high valuations and regulatory uncertainty have led SWFs to shift from infrastructure to public equities – at least in developed markets, a new report finds.

Angel Trains CEO joins AMP Capital

The Australian fund manager has lured Malcolm Brown from the rolling stock company in which it holds a majority stake, as it expands its global asset management team in London.

Swiss Life’s second infra fund closes on €1.2bn

With 60% of GIO II already invested, the insurance group is looking to fully deploy the vehicle within the next year and build a portfolio of 10 to 12 assets.

WATCH: ‘It’s not nice being the single, token female’ on a board

QIC Global Infrastructure co-founder Matina Papathanasiou argues diversity goes beyond gender, but meaningful representation in line roles is key.

Ancala eyes Europe as Fund II reaches €133m first close

Having deployed roughly 75% of its maiden fund, the UK-based mid-market asset manager has returned to the market, seeking €600m for its sophomore vehicle.

Brookfield continues buying spree with midstream acquisition

The Canadian fund manager has agreed to buy Enbridge’s Western Canadian natural gas gathering business for an enterprise value of $3.3bn, following its $1.1bn acquisition of AT&T’s data centres.

BlackRock scores guarantee for second Norwegian wind deal

The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency is helping to secure the PPA for the 197.4MW wind farm bought by GRP II, the firm’s latest renewables fund, now more than 75% deployed.

Greencoat raises more than €900m for solar fund II

New commitments from institutional investors have driven the renewables-focused asset manager closer to its €1.1bn target.

Macquarie reshuffles MIDIS leadership team

Kit Hamilton and Tim Humphrey will serve as co-heads of the infrastructure debt platform as MIDIS’s co-founders James Wilson and Andrew Robertson step down but ‘remain closely involved’ in the business.

Reputational risk in the #MeToo era

Maintaining a good track record, resisting style drift and choosing the right partners are usually the boxes ticked to mitigate reputational risk. But with the rise of the #MeToo movement, industry stakeholders need to expand their horizons.

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