News & Analysis

Does it matter how investors fund their commitments?

News that CalPERS is considering leveraging its portfolio has put the spotlight on the risks and merits of institutional investors taking on systematic borrowing.
Great Wall of China

China under pressure as infra debt payments come due

Local government financing vehicles used to fund infrastructure projects face bond maturity payments of $530bn between 2019 and 2021.
Clean energy - solar

UBS closes second Swiss clean energy fund on €432m

Like its predecessor, UBS-CEIS, the new fund is a joint initiative between UBS, Swiss asset manager Fontavis and insurer Swiss Mobiliar.
Brisbane, Queensland

QIC acquires northern Australia marine transport business

The Brisbane-headquartered fund manager has acquired Sea Swift for a little under A$300 million in a move that diversifies away from core infrastructure in its Global Infrastructure Fund.
The Shard London

Frederic Michel-Verdier leaves IFM after 11 years

IFM’s executive director for Europe has left to ‘pursue personal business interests’, IFM says.
Tokyo skyline, Japan

Japan’s proposed transmission charge will hurt renewables – report

The new fee to fund grid construction and maintenance could dampen investors’ confidence as the country looks to develop its offshore wind sector, experts say.

NSW transport ‘needs more PPPs and asset recycling’ – think tank

Committee for Sydney says the next set of projects has stalled and urges the state government to take action in order to avoid ‘a one-time infrastructure boom’.
Solar panels

Why investor input is needed as Australian grid reliability concerns increase

The Australian Energy Market Operator has warned of risks to supply in coming months but the federal government is still not stepping up.

Why EQT is choosing public markets over a private sale

In a world where financial investors are hungry for GP minority stakes, why would a firm pursue a public listing?

Firms shortlisted for ‘Victoria’s largest-ever road project’

The winning bidder for the North East Link PPP will design and build twin tunnels under the Yarra River and assume responsibility for maintaining a stretch of road for up to 25 years.
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