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Stories of the Decade 2018: The appeal of Asian renewables 

Following a growth spurt in 2016-17, there are signs the market might be overheating. But demand is expected to remain strong as countries address the challenges. 
Offshore wind park at daybreak.

Japan’s JERA acquires 49% stake in Formosa II

The transaction marks the energy company’s second investment in a Macquarie Capital-backed offshore wind project in Taiwan.

IFM chief executive Brett Himbury to retire in 2020

The Australian fund manager will shortly begin a global search to replace Brett Himbury, who said it has been a ‘privilege’ to lead IFM for more than nine years.
Sydney skyline

Colonial First State rebrands as First Sentier Investors

The rebranding coincides with the sale of the Australian fund manager to Mitsubishi UFJ, which closed last month.
Brisbane, Queensland

Pacific Energy recommends QIC’s A$470m take-private bid

A shorter time frame to completion and the prospect of an extra payment to shareholders helped QIC edge out a rival bid of the same value from OPTrust and Infrastructure Capital.
Seoul downtown cityscape with fortress and Namsan Seoul Tower on sunset Seoul, South Korea.

KKR expands APAC infra team with Macquarie hire

Based in Seoul, Keith Kim has joined the team led by another Macquarie veteran David Luboff.
View of Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica in Saigon, Vietnam

Singapore’s Armstrong sells 39MW Vietnamese wind farm for $46m

Philippine energy producer AboitizPower is aiming to expand its portfolio of renewable energy assets in South-East Asia.

QSuper’s strategy is all about bespoke relationships

Soon-to-be chief investment officer Charles Woodhouse explains why Australia’s second-biggest superannuation fund isn’t interested in asset-class silos.
Singapore Skyline

KKR to hire 12 as it sets Asian infra strategy in motion

The asset manager will target core assets in developing countries and core-plus deals in developed markets.
Sydney skyline

Foresight Group launches first Australian infra debt fund

The UK-based fund manager will launch the Foresight Renewable Energy Income Fund this month, a debt fund targeting A$150m-A$200m that will invest in smaller-scale renewables projects.
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