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Infrastructure Investor: The Decade

Stories of the Decade 2018: The appeal of Asian renewables 

Following a growth spurt in 2016-17, there are signs the market might be overheating. But demand is expected to remain strong as countries address the challenges. 
Frankfurt

ICG expands infra team with new hire in Germany

Swiss Life Asset Managers’ Frank Heiss will be based in Frankfurt and will be responsible for deal origination in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Nordics.
Sustainability, green energy, environment

Ardian’s Nordic renewables platform secures its first PPA

The objective is to build eNordic into a €3bn holding with a generation capacity of 1.6GW over the next five years.  
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade

Stories of the Decade 2011: ‘Social dynamite’ 

The former Allianz Capital Partners CEO’s prediction of growing public opposition to private ownership of infrastructure was spot on, though he might have been surprised at the extent to which he’d be proved right. 
AI, tech, robot

InfraVia adds line of business with launch of €300m growth fund

The fund manager believes there is ‘immeasurable opportunity in the infratech ecosystem’ which it aims to capitalise on by investing in tech companies at the scale-up stage.
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade

Stories of the Decade 2009: Chicago parking meters’ controversial decade 

The consortium is on track to recoup its $1.15bn investment by 2021 – just 12 years after being awarded a 75-year lease to operate the city’s on-street meters. But it still can’t shake the stigma of a bad PPP. 
Resilience, resilient infrastructure

Meridiam, Rockefeller Foundation to launch resilience fund – exclusive

The move comes less than two weeks after the French fund manager announced its switch to a Benefit Corporation.
London UK

GIIA taps Energy UK chief as its new CEO

Lawrence Slade will assume his new role in January, succeeding Andy Rose who has led the global infrastructure trade body since April 2016.
Sustainability, green energy, environment

Meridiam embraces impact investing with switch to Benefit Corporation

Founder and CEO Thierry Déau says the manager has been focusing on social and environmental responsibility since inception, with ‘no contradiction between impact and good returns’.
Clean energy - solar

UBS closes second Swiss clean energy fund on €432m

Like its predecessor, UBS-CEIS, the new fund is a joint initiative between UBS, Swiss asset manager Fontavis and insurer Swiss Mobiliar.
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