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Australia revives reliability component of National Energy Guarantee

The mechanism will be debated at a meeting of state energy ministers this month, but emissions-reduction component will be absent.

Australian banks participate in 10-year debt facility on Melbourne road PPP refinancing

Increased competition for the Peninsula Link deal drove the country’s four big banks to agree 10-year loans, pushing beyond their preferred five-year terms.

Paris InfraWeek: ‘Some managers going a little off-piste,’ warns Antin’s Schöchlin

Panellists from Credit Agricole and Allianz also said they see US infrastructure as their biggest opportunity.

Mexico toll road deal underscores transport sector’s strong appeal

Two Canadian pensions funds have invested in Pacifico Sur, a 309-kilometer Mexican toll road that is poised to benefit from increased regional trade as well as tourism-driven light traffic, underscoring the attractiveness of transportation assets in growth markets  for long-term institutional investors. The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan together purchased […]

Foreign assets boost CalPERS’ transport-heavy portfolio

Core assets, including transportation and power, account for 81% of the pension’s infra portfolio, returning 24.8% for the year ending 30 June.

Multilaterals ‘key to mobilising private capital in emerging markets’

Of the private capital multilateral lenders have mobilised, only 3% has been invested in low-income countries, S&P finds.

Alaska SWF’s transport bet drives double-digit infra returns

The $66bn Permanent Fund Corporation has just committed to Morgan Stanley’s new India fund and co-invested alongside the manager in the North American midstream sector.

Probitas: wall of capital drives appetite for value-added funds

Too much money entering the market is now the number one investor concern, according to the San Francisco-based placement agent. We bring you seven slides showing the rise of value-added funds.

Korea’s POBA seeks infra partnership with global pension funds

CIO tells Infrastructure Investor it wants to grow its exposure to the asset class from 5% to 10% of its AUM within five years.

IMRF seeks infra manager after dropping Oaktree commitment

The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund is seeking a closed-end infrastructure fund manager to allocate an up to $25 million mandate, following the decision last month to not pursue a commitment with Oaktree Capital Management. Bids must come from fund managers offering investment strategies targeting at least two sectors – including transportation, utilities, energy, renewables, waste […]

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