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SotD 2019: ESG takes centre stage 

With ever-increasing scrutiny of corporate behaviour and calls for greater diversity, the industry is grappling with how to invest responsibly. 
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SotD 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. 
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SotD 2017: The mega-funds arrive 

GIP closed the largest-ever unlisted infrastructure vehicle on $15.8bn, thus foreshadowing the following year’s record fundraising. 
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SotD 2016: Politicians play the national-security card 

The Australian government’s decision to block two Chinese bids for Ausgrid drew a line in the sand for the land Down Under. 
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SotD 2015: Strength in numbers? 

Having ‘emerged’ in 2015, infrastructure’s mid-market is now thriving. But this brings its own challenges. 
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SotD 2014: An open-and-shut case 

Mexico’s 2014 energy reforms were historic, but the aftermath demonstrated the hand of politics in infrastructure. 
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SotD 2013: The government gives and the government takes away 

The European renewables subsidy flip-flops earlier in the decade foreshadowed a market transition that is now playing out in full. 
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SotD 2012: Leap of faith rewarded 

CalSTRS’ $500m commitment to IFM Investors was 2012’s largest allocation to an infra vehicle and offered a taste of the fundraising heights to come. 
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SotD 2010: Rise of the big PE houses 

Blackstone’s modest $200m first close in 2010 was vastly overshadowed by the $14bn it raised for its relaunched vehicle in 2019. Now KKR, Carlyle and Apollo are also eyeing the asset class hungrily. 
Top 20 Rainmakers

Meet infra’s top 20 fundraisers

What does it take to make it on to our debut Rainmaker 20 list? Trustworthiness, honesty, integrity, the ability to build relationships and a deep understanding of the asset class are among the key skills.
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