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Clean Energy Finance Corporation says that investors are ‘more aware than ever’ of the need to take action on energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.
The investment manager has raised $235m for a global real assets fund, 10% of which will be invested via secondaries.
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade
GIP closed the largest-ever unlisted infrastructure vehicle on $15.8bn, thus foreshadowing the following year’s record fundraising. 
The relatively lacklustre $49.5bn raised through the end of the third quarter is set to be overshadowed by the $40bn raised by GIP and Brookfield's latest flagships, putting 2019 on course to be a major fundraising year.
The firm’s European infra fund is its first attempt at raising third-party institutional capital for an infrastructure equity strategy.
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade
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. 
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.
The investment firm has been moving towards this moment since acquiring GE Capital’s energy finance business and hiring an infrastructure debt specialist from Deutsche Bank.
Resilience, resilient infrastructure
The move comes less than two weeks after the French fund manager announced its switch to a Benefit Corporation.
Jonathan van Rooyen joins Infrastructure Partners Investment Fund, which added The Infrastructure Fund to its portfolio this year.
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