Investors

Norway’s SWF dealt PE blow

A government white paper cited transparency issues and management fees as reasons why the $1trn fund should not invest in unlisted equities.

Asian renewables deliver high returns for Industriens Pension

Co-investments alongside Actis and Equis Funds Group in Asian renewables have generated returns of more than 100% for the Danish pension fund.

AIIB aims to be Asia’s ‘go-to’ bank for infra financing

The $100bn development bank kicks off its strategy for building up its deal origination capacity within the next two years.

Asian investors show growing appetite for infra debt diversity

Brownfield refinancing products and credit-enhanced greenfield structures are likely to prove attractive to institutions as the regional market matures, says Moody’s.

Inefficiencies cost India’s power sector $9bn a year

The power sector could save $16bn a year if it addresses issues such as power theft, high subsidies and massive overstaffing a Bank of America Merrill Lynch study finds.

OTPP’s CIO resigns amid infra outperformance

Less than two months since OTPP’s head of infra abruptly departed, the pension fund posted an 18.2% infra return, handily beating its 8% benchmark.

KPERS bets on open-ended funds with $100m for IFM, JPMorgan

The $18.5bn public pension fund recently approved commitments of up to $50 million each to IFM Global Infrastructure Fund and to JPMorgan Infrastructure Investments Fund.

Data security more important than returns for LPs

Reliable data security measures are more important than returns or fee alignment to LPs, according to the annual CFA survey on investor trust.

Hastings to wind up Australia business this summer

The Australian asset manager will lose control of The Infrastructure Fund on 31 March with Utilities Trust of Australia termination date to follow in coming months.

Campbell Lutyens pushes further into US

The firm has opened offices in Chicago and Los Angeles as it continues expanding its secondaries advisory and fundraising business.

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