IFM tracks infrastructure carbon footprint as investors ‘demand’ action

The Melbourne-based fund manager claims to be ‘one of the first’ unlisted asset managers to publish emissions data for its assets and will set targets across its portfolio this year.

Infra top performer for PensionDanmark in ‘challenging market’

The asset class generated a 12.5% return and the allocation could be increased, CIO Claus Stampe tells us, despite recent local watchdog censure on infrastructure investments.

Private markets lift OMERS after tough year in equities

Private market returns including infrastructure dipped slightly for the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System but offset steeper losses suffered in a volatile year of public trading, the Canadian pension said in annual results published this week. Investments in private equity, real estate and infrastructure generated a combined 10.7 percent in 2018, down by nearly a […]

Campbell Lutyens plots Paris office amid Brexit concerns – exclusive

The placement agent and advisory firm is among the first to announce a new office opening as part of its Brexit contingency plans.

Cybersecurity and human capital risk rank higher in due diligence checks

Investment managers need a plan for management of cyber attacks and personnel misbehavior, panelists at the Texas TRS conference said.

Private debt ‘helps smooth out credit cycles’

An academic paper says alternative credit could reduce the length and severity of economic downturns.
Blackstone CFO Chae PEI CFO Forum 2019 New York

VIDEO: Blackstone’s CFO on how to prepare for a downturn

Speaking at the PEI CFOs & COOs Forum, Blackstone CFO Michael Chae warns that in a downturn, the macro can overwhelm the micro.

The carried interest model could be improved. Here’s why it won’t be

Making LPAs more akin to contracts between fund managers and their portfolio company execs would lead to better GP-LP alignment.

American Triple I to target infrastructure in smaller US markets

A new firm run by veteran investors and former public servants launched last week under the name American Triple I Partners with the goal to provide financing for US infrastructure projects that many may overlook. American Triple I, based in New York, is a new venture created by principals at Wall Street investment bank Siebert […]
Gilets jaunes

France Invest’s Gaillard on why PE isn’t at odds with the gilets jaunes

France’s parliament is working on legal reforms that introduce a tax-efficient system to distribute a portion of capital gains among all employees of an acquired company.

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