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Alaska SWF’s transport bet drives double-digit infra returns

The $66bn Permanent Fund Corporation has just committed to Morgan Stanley’s new India fund and co-invested alongside the manager in the North American midstream sector.

IMRF seeks infra manager after dropping Oaktree commitment

The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund is seeking a closed-end infrastructure fund manager to allocate an up to $25 million mandate, following the decision last month to not pursue a commitment with Oaktree Capital Management. Bids must come from fund managers offering investment strategies targeting at least two sectors – including transportation, utilities, energy, renewables, waste […]

Infra is ‘top sector for expanding North American investors’

Global investors have steadily been adding new strategies to their portfolios in the past three years with private debt, unlisted infrastructure, unlisted real estate and emerging markets equity topping the list, a new survey by London-based specialist consultant firm bfinance found. Of the 485 senior investment professionals surveyed, 66 percent said they had added a […]

LACERA planning first infrastructure investments for next year

An advisor to the $52.7bn pension recommended new strategies, including infrastructure investments, to ‘enhance the fund’s risk-adjusted returns’.

Japan’s Chikyoren seeks out alternative asset managers

While the $217bn public pension fund, which has to date invested $162m in overseas infrastructure, focuses on core strategies, it is also eyeing core-plus opportunities.

Bond investors ‘find Asian infrastructure most attractive’

While interest in the region increases, investable opportunities may become hard to identify due to risk profiles and mandate restrictions, according to a new survey.

The giant awakens: five charts on GPIF’s $1.77bn infra portfolio

The world’s largest pension pledges to keep building its alternatives portfolio – mostly made up of infrastructure at the moment – at a ‘stable pace’, as it eyes a 5% target.

Malaysia’s EPF committed to increasing infra exposure

The $199bn retirement fund is looking globally to boost its infrastructure and real estate exposure to 10 percent, up from 4.06 percent currently.

ADIA steers clear of pricey auctions to access infra

In its annual report, Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund says the outlook for infrastructure asset valuations will be less certain in 2018, given political factors and policy considerations.

ARA targets investor-led global infra fund by Q3

As head of the group’s newly established infrastructure business, Grant Dooley is planning to build a five-strong core team in the short term and launch its maiden vehicle this year.
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