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Japanese investors strive to follow ‘The Whale’

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, one of the world’s largest pensions, is diving deeper into infrastructure. Expect smaller fish to follow.

Alaska Permanent Fund commits $350m to real assets

Announcing its allocations for Fiscal Year 2017, the sovereign wealth fund said it may approve an additional $200m to infrastructure "if warranted".

Texas TRS commits $325m to infra

The US pension has upped its exposure to the asset class by investing in BIF III and Stonepeak Infrastructure Fund II’s side-car vehicle.

Canadian pensions turn to infra for cover

Out of 235 institutions surveyed, more than one-third plan to increase their exposure to infrastructure over the next three years so as to manage liabilities, a study finds.

GIP raises $10.8bn for Fund III

The New York-based infrastructure fund manager is closing in on its $12.5bn target for GIP III.

Pensions’ infra exposure predicted to rise

Roughly one-third of pension executives in 20 countries polled by State Street said that their schemes were likely to increase the infrastructure allocations in the next three years.   

Eight join Bank of America for $8bn clean energy pledge

AllianceBernstein, Babson Capital Management, MassMutual and the EIB are some of the institutions joining Bank of America.

CalPERS mulls updates to real assets strategy

After combining infrastructure, real estate and forestland into a singular real assets unit in 2011, CalPERS looks to further consolidate its strategy.

Solvency II change makes infra more accessible

Given infrastructure’s role in supporting economic growth, the European Commission hopes the lower risk charges for insurers will encourage them to increase allocations to the asset class.

Norway says ‘no’ to risky infra for $895bn wealth fund

Political and regulatory risks highlighted as major hurdles by Norway's finance ministry.  

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