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US public pension plans’ 2017 alternative asset commitments

This LP profile made almost 950 commitments to various private vehicles last year.
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Video: What’s next for Asia?

BlackRock's Eric Wu believes Asian investors will become major global players in two to three years' time. Hear more from Manulife Capital, GMR, the Japan Fund for Information and Communication Technology and others in our two-minute video recap from last year's Hong Kong Summit.

BlackRock sees strong appetite for infra

A survey by the asset manager shows institutional investors intend to reallocate to private markets, with interest in active management strategies to help mitigate market risks.

IFM raises $6.5bn for global equity and debt

Twenty-nine investors from Europe and the Middle East contributed $2.15bn to the total over the past year-and-a-half.

Core, core-plus, opportunistic: what’s in a name?

While no one can dispute that infrastructure, as an asset class, has arrived, the labels used to segment the market – as well as the strategies they symbolise – can spark some passionate debate.

CalPERS doubles down on infra separate accounts

Real assets head Paul Mouchakkaa told the pension’s investment committee it will model its infra investment strategy after its real estate one.

FWD Group ready to ramp up infra exposure

The $24.4bn Hong Kong-based insurer will be looking for partners over the next 12 months, as it eyes investments across the capital stack.

Investors’ infra allocation desire increases by 38%

However, national infrastructure plans receive lukewarm backing, according to a joint Global Infrastructure Hub and EDHECInfra study.

JPMorgan is focusing on the bigger picture

Anton Pil, managing partner of the firm’s $130 billion global alternatives business, argues the real story in US infrastructure is not the one stealing the headlines, but rather how monetary policy could deeply impact the asset class.

The Q3 Fundraising Report 2017

The Q3 Fundraising Report takes a close look at key fundraising data from the year so far. While Q3 fundraising fell well short of last year’s record-breaking total, the diversification of opportunities amid success for first-time funds may hint at a new dawn for infra capital. View the report now to find out more.