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Prime Capital targets Nordic wind power with new fund

Frankfurt-based asset manager has already secured three seed investments in Norway and Sweden totalling more than 600MW of capacity.
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Ardian to exit French car park operator

Mirova and MEAG are in talks with the French fund manager to acquire a 49.2% stake in Indigo, which this week agreed a deal with Sunsea Parking in China.

Danish pensions told to ‘jump’, just not ‘how high’

No one disputes the regulator’s role in ensuring Denmark’s pension funds invest responsibly. But the lack of clarity over specific requirements isn’t helping anyone.

Dallas Police & Fire Pension scraps infra strategy

DPFP slashes its target allocation from 5% to zero, despite the asset class generating the highest returns over the past three years and since it was introduced into the fund.

AMP Capital ramps up tech expertise with former Apple ops director

As a senior advisor, Thomas Preising will provide insight in a sector the Australian fund manager sees as having ‘fundamentally changed the infrastructure landscape’.
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Global Summit: GIP’s Kim says creative de-risking ‘key’ to catalysing emerging market investment

In his first interview since leaving the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim said private investors needed to stop thinking of emerging markets as a ‘single risk pool’.

Global Summit: Potential damage from breaching social contract ‘outweighs costs of ESG’

Standardisation may still be a work in progress but fund managers are already seeing positive outcomes from ESG initiatives, both in terms of social benefits and financial returns.
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Allianz Capital Partners targets €500m for inaugural fund

The vehicle, which is ACP’s first since its January 2018 merger with Allianz Global Investors, will invest in European infrastructure.
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Solvency II’s benefits go beyond lower capital requirements

Deloitte Luxembourg’s Daniel Capocci and Xavier Zaegel argue investors are increasingly using it as a screening tool to capture higher quality infrastructure assets.
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Tech is the biggest challenge for GPs in growing their firms

Conducting effective due diligence on the host of technology options available is both time- and resource-intensive, Brian Bonilla finds.

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