Sydney skyline

Foresight Group launches first Australian infra debt fund

The UK-based fund manager will launch the Foresight Renewable Energy Income Fund this month, a debt fund targeting A$150m-A$200m that will invest in smaller-scale renewables projects.
GP commitment

GPs with more skin in the game make safer bets – report

GP ownership is a significant factor in risk-taking, according to a study from the Norwegian School of Business and Goethe University Frankfurt.
Summer blue sky and airfield in Asahikawa Hokkaido Japan

Japanese PPPs slow to take off

Airport PPPs may have been a success but local authorities are still reluctant to transfer other types of assets to the private sector.

How to reduce the cost of forex hedging

Michael Slane, co-head of Investec's European Funds group, talks to sister publication PEI about the heightened need for FX hedging and how private funds can do it without breaking the bank.
Tokyo skyline, Japan

Japanese pension funds in ‘wait-and-see’ mode on infra

Almost half of LPs are undecided on whether to increase their exposure to the asset class, a new survey reveals.
Cybersecurity, warfare

How to avoid getting caught in the crossfire of a digital cold war

With cyber-warfare becoming the new weapon of mass destruction and infrastructure one of its main targets, infra investors need to be proactive, says Jeffrey Altman of Finadvice.
HICL Affinity Water

‘Negative political environment’ could wipe out £40m in HICL’s Affinity Water

The valuation in the UK water asset has also been affected by the upcoming regulatory review, which HICL says ‘represents significant challenges’.
Sunset on solar panels in a village

India’s attempt to renegotiate PPAs threatens investor sentiment

The state of Andhra Pradesh is expected to fail in its attempt to renegotiate PPAs, but market sources fear a drawn-out court battle could still prove damaging.

India’s NIIF puts the ‘public’ back in PPP

The arrival of OTPP and AusSuper to the government-backed fund is another milestone in India’s evolution into an institutional-friendly infrastructure market.

Why LPs are upping the ante on fee verification

A number of factors are pushing investors to seek outside help in sifting through their fees, expenses and carried interest payments.
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