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CITIC’s Xinjin to launch $3bn data centre-focused fund

The asset manager expects demand for data centres in China to be strong thanks to 5G and IoT technologies.

AIIB to invest $500m in sustainable infra-related bonds in emerging Asia

Through this initiative, the multilateral development bank is aiming to promote infrastructure as an asset class, develop debt capital markets for infrastructure and promote ESG in emerging Asia.

Korea Post seeks fund managers for $300m energy infra mandate

The hunt for strategies pursuing more than 70% of investments in OECD countries comes less than a year after the Korean investor announced a $500m mandate.

Year in Review: Asia becomes a renewables hotspot

Higher returns and high growth rates are pushing investors to explore the region, that has become one of the hotspots for green energy investment.

Slow capital calls may ‘not be able to satisfy’ POBA’s allocation targets

The South Korean public pension fund has increased its AUM exposure to the asset class from 5% to nearly 7% during 2018.

South Korea’s NPS to overhaul alternative investment teams before 2019

The world’s third-largest public pension is reorganising its six alternative investment management teams into three divisions, but compensation of internal staff will likely be unchanged.

BlackRock divests French solar portfolio to Samsung-led consortium

The 14 operating assets mark the first realisation for BlackRock’s Global Renewable Power Fund I, with GRP II 80% deployed and a third vehicle in the series earmarked for 2019.

India’s IL&FS to sell more than 970MW of operational renewable assets

The troubled company is also putting on the block under-construction wind assets with a total capacity of 104MW.

NPS bets on South Korea’s renewable energy sector

The country’s public pension scheme has committed a total of $265m to two domestic funds.

Asian insurers’ alternatives allocation nears $1trn – report

Insurers in the region that have increased their exposure to alternative assets face regulatory changes that may hinder future investments.

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