News & Analysis

AIA Group eyes infrastructure debt opportunities across Asia-Pacific

The life insurer has appointed HSBC Global Asset Management to source investments that will be denominated in US dollars or local currencies.

NZ Super Fund moves into North American data centres with CIM Group

The fund will invest $70m immediately in the company’s existing portfolio of six metropolitan data centres, with a further $45m available for future co-investments.

MJ Hudson ex-secondaries head resurfaces at Dentons

Ted Craig is now the third partner comprising Dentons' alternative funds practice, which the law firm aims to double in size over the next few years.

Pacific Partnerships-led consortium wins Brisbane Cross River Rail PPP

Pulse consortium fought off competition from QIC and Plenary Group to land the tunnels, stations and development package, which is likely to be worth around A$2.7 billion.

Norway’s sovereign fund shouldn’t stop at unlisted renewables

Taking its motives at face value, there is no obvious reason for the Government Pension Fund Global not to invest across the wider infra universe.

AMOAI’s infra debt fund reaches ¥30bn at second close – exclusive

The Tokyo-based asset manager has already approved the deployment of ¥11bn in renewables and downstream energy projects in Europe and South America.

Chinese interest in Australian renewables remains strong

Outside renewables, Chinese investors acquired no Australian infrastructure in 2018, the only deal being a buyout of engineering firm RCR Tomlinson’s rail arm.

Korea Investment Corporation: ‘We are investing a lot in alternatives’

KIC chairman Heenam Choi explains why the sovereign wealth fund is looking to invest in alternative asset classes.

PODCAST: Gazing into the future – 5 tips for long-term investors

Wired editor-at-large and futurist Ben Hammersley explains how to deal with exponential growth, discusses the needs created by new technology and explains why cognitive-enhancing infra is a must in the age of AI.

Marubeni’s infra fund falls short of targeted first close

MM Capital Partners failed to reach its first close target of ¥30bn for its maiden infrastructure fund due to some investors demanding more seed assets before committing capital.

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