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InfraRed undergoes new leadership change

The London-based investment manager has promoted James Hall-Smith and Harry Seekings as co-heads of infrastructure following the departure of Ben Loomes.

Morandi Bridge: How to avoid a repeat of ‘everyone’s worst nightmare’

The fatal collapse indicates a public-private failure. But confronting the formidable challenges of maintaining ageing infrastructure will require more – not less – public-private cooperation.

Infra is ‘top sector for expanding North American investors’

Global investors have steadily been adding new strategies to their portfolios in the past three years with private debt, unlisted infrastructure, unlisted real estate and emerging markets equity topping the list, a new survey by London-based specialist consultant firm bfinance found. Of the 485 senior investment professionals surveyed, 66 percent said they had added a […]

GIP’s Malhotra to co-head the firm’s new Indian entity

GIP India is focused on deploying the roughly $100m remaining in Fund II, inherited after acquiring IDFC Alternatives’ infrastructure business, before deciding on a future strategy.

‘No question there’s risk’ but LatAm opportunities are worth it

While the region continues to experience some volatility and uncertainty – elections, slower-than-expected economic recovery and the lingering after-effects of corruption – infrastructure investors tell Kalliope Gourntis all the reasons that keep them coming back.

ARA rounds out infra team with former Macquarie exec

Frederic Devos is the latest addition to the new unit, which includes former Hastings CEO Andrew Day.

Ardian offloads Luxembourg utility to Chinese SOE

China Southern Power Grid International will be the second-largest shareholder in Encevo after acquiring the French fund manager’s 25.5% stake.

CalSTRS aspires to ‘asset manager’ role as it considers GP acquisitons

The pension could one day acquire a fund or specialist manager in the infrastructure, agriculture or timber sectors, although it has no imminent plans to do so.

CDPQ and AMP Capital back US telecoms towers group with $500m

The debt investment, which could reach $1bn, will support Tillman Infrastructure’s rollout of about 1,500 cell towers across the US.

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.

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