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Japan’s offshore wind sector faces challenges

A lengthy approval process needs to be halved if the country is to meet its goal of installing 10GW of wind capacity by 2030, law firm White & Case says.

CIP targets new markets with $1bn fund

A group of Nordic investors has helped the Danish fund manager reach a $700m first close on New Markets Fund I, CIP’s first emerging markets-focused vehicle.

Four takeaways from Japan Korea Week

Portfolio diversification, co-investment and how to get the right returns across equity and debt were some of the most-discussed topics at our two summits.

WATCH: Key takeaways from Japan Korea Week

Check out the highlights from our Seoul and Tokyo Summits where we heard Korean LPs complain about GPs who fail to do their homework and Japanese LPs that are ready to move beyond core infra.

Why GPIF’s Hiro wants better alignment, not lower fees

Hiromichi Mizuno was tasked with guiding the world's largest pension fund into alternatives. He tells PEI what he learned in his four-year tenure.

Sparx closes greenfield renewables fund on ¥31.6bn – exclusive

Backed by Chubu Electric, Toyota, Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, the new fund exceeded its original ¥30bn target and has already invested in a solar project in Japan.

Ostrum goes east in search of infra debt opportunities

Natixis affiliate is establishing a Hong Kong subsidiary and expects to launch an Asia-Pacific infra debt fund by the year end.

China Everbright lowers overseas infra fund target

A preference for debt products among Chinese investors has forced the private equity firm to reduce the target size of its debut infra fund from $1bn to $600m.

AIA Group eyes infrastructure debt opportunities across Asia-Pacific

The life insurer has appointed HSBC Global Asset Management to source investments that will be denominated in US dollars or local currencies.

AMOAI’s infra debt fund reaches ¥30bn at second close – exclusive

The Tokyo-based asset manager has already approved the deployment of ¥11bn in renewables and downstream energy projects in Europe and South America.
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