Investors

Heathrow could face similar ‘regulatory pressures’ to UK water companies

The airport’s regulated rate of return may come under fire in a review, according to ratings agency S&P.

John Hancock’s new infra fund invests in Blackstone’s tower business

The vehicle closed last month on $2bn, in a strategy shift that sees the Canadian insurer manage third-party capital for the asset class.

Abraaj’s unravelling tells us due diligence must change

The troubles at the Middle East’s biggest private equity firm are relevant to investors in any private asset class.

Majority of investment industry remains ‘Anglo-Celtic and male dominated’

Heavyweight Australian investors back a new workplace diversity initiative as LPs admit the issue is a factor in their investment decision-making.

Fund jurisdictions in five charts: Ireland

Ireland has one advantage over rival Luxembourg for private equity firms seeking to do business in the EU: the approval process to set up a fund can be as quick as 24 hours.

CalSTRS aspires to ‘asset manager’ role as it considers GP acquisitons

The pension could one day acquire a fund or specialist manager in the infrastructure, agriculture or timber sectors, although it has no imminent plans to do so.

Is student housing showing signs of distress?

The alternative real estate sector has seen a flood of new entrants and increased supply.

New Energy Solar acquisition ramps up Australian exposure

The Walsh & Co-managed entity has secured a 15-year PPA for 69% of Beryl Solar Farm’s output and is considering a battery installation to enhance risk-adjusted returns.

Longroad sells largest solar facility in Texas for $105m

The US-based renewables developer, backed by NZ Super and Infratil, is also proceeding with the construction of the 238MW Rio Bravo wind farm in the same state.

Unlisted infra key to Australian superfunds’ success

Private markets exposure is paying off Down Under, according to research from consultancy Chant West, with infra and PE among the best-performing asset classes.

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