Singapore’s MAS makes $5bn foray into private equity, infrastructure

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has identified the asset classes as key growth sectors.

VIDEO: ‘What’s really important for us is reputation’

Cyril Cabanes, CDPQ’s head of infrastructure in Asia-Pacific, explains why the pension fund prefers to go direct, the risks in the region and how APAC markets are evolving.

Asian infra investors fuel AMP Capital’s AUM growth

The region has become a cornerstone of the firm’s infrastructure strategies, contributing to its $3.2bn jump in assets under management over the past three years.

HK Summit: ‘Come and meet us’, Korean LPs say

The country’s investors are expanding overseas, with Europe attractive from a currency perspective. But they want GPs who put in the effort and come with the right products.

VIDEO: ‘Energy storage bankability is still not where we’d like it to be’

Alex O'Cinneide, CEO of Gore Street Capital Partners, argues lenders need to get comfortable with storage’s short-term nature and highlights the best markets in Asia.

VIDEO: Political will, big players create ‘self-sustaining momentum’ for Taiwan offshore wind

Helge Rau, wpd’s head of M&A, explains why the country has been so successful, the lessons it can learn from Europe and why wind is driving Asian renewables.

HK Summit: ‘Energy storage is the next big opportunity’

A sharp drop in battery costs and the nascent sector’s ability to solve renewables’ intermittency issues could create a $1.2trn investment opportunity over the next two decades, according to a panel at the Infrastructure Investor Summit.

HK Summit: Localisation requirements bump up Taiwanese offshore wind capex

‘Heavy industry in Taiwan is actually quite advanced and sophisticated, but they’re not used to working in joint ventures,’ warns our panel of developers.

Texas ERS targets $450m of infra investments next year

The Employees Retirement System of Texas plans to nearly double the current size of its infrastructure portfolio in the upcoming fiscal year with a view to growing it to $2.62 billion by 2023. The pension fund – the infrastructure portfolio of which had a net asset value of $571.2 million as at 30 September, accounting […]

The year infra came to the GP-led party

The closing of Manulife Financial's stapled deal in June – among the largest in North America this year – is further evidence that large asset holders and managers have a third option for their assets.

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