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Infrastructure Investor: The Decade
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
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
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
The move comes less than two weeks after the French fund manager announced its switch to a Benefit Corporation.
London UK
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
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
Like its predecessor, UBS-CEIS, the new fund is a joint initiative between UBS, Swiss asset manager Fontavis and insurer Swiss Mobiliar.
risk allocation
SNC-Lavalin and Skanska have decided to stop bidding for such projects. If other developers follow their example, the entire procurement model might be at risk.
Rock Rail - East Midlands Railway
The rolling stock investor-developer is confident the UK’s nationalisation agenda – should it materialise – will not affect its investment in the East Midlands Railway, its chief executive says.
Wind farm Western Australia
The Swiss firm continues to invest in Australian renewables, despite the sector's current challenges, thanks to the ‘long-term tailwind’ created by factors including ageing coal-fired power stations and shareholder activism.
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