November 2018 issue

    Thriving on complexity

    Phil Peters, global head of investor solutions at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, tells us about new structures, technology and the importance of sustainability.

    Q3 fundraising sets new record

    When our third-quarter figures finally came through, we knew something special was going on: with a few months still to go before the end of the year, 2018 was already the biggest on record, with just shy of $69 billion raised by 43 funds compared with over $67 billion amassed by 71 funds in 2017. […]

    Diversity is the new ESG

    GPs may be reluctant to think about diversity in their own teams; at some point they will not have a choice.

    The US infra landscape is shifting for foreign investors

    With more hurdles erected for overseas money, firms need to be switched on to the Trump administration's recent legislation, write Mario Mancuso, H. Boyd Greene, & Luci Hague.

    First State Super: ‘We can’t hide behind our managers’

    The $67bn Australian superannuation fund has pursued a hybrid investment strategy since appointing Mark Hector as portfolio manager in 2014. After deploying its largest equity cheque, we find out what the future holds.

    II 50: For the few, not the many

    Fundraising among the firms that feature in infrastructure’s most elite ranking has grown by 23% to a whopping $388bn. You now need almost $2bn to make it into the II 50 and more than $55.5bn if you want to dethrone MIRA from the top spot.

    The enduring power of moving people and goods

    Interregional trade and US airports are giving life to the North American transportation sector at a time when capital is flooding the market.

    Can Earth be saved in the span of a closed-ended fund?

    For infrastructure investors to help avoid the worst of climate change, sustainability has to quickly move from buzzword to the mainstream of investing.