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The country’s public pension scheme has committed a total of $265m to two domestic funds.
Insurers in the region that have increased their exposure to alternative assets face regulatory changes that may hinder future investments.
wpd's Helge Rau, Gore Street Capital's Alex O'Cinneide and Kok Leong Toh of Partners Group each offer their differing views on Asian renewables.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has identified the asset classes as key growth sectors.
The region has become a cornerstone of the firm’s infrastructure strategies, contributing to its $3.2bn jump in assets under management over the past three years.
Alex O'Cinneide, CEO of Gore Street Capital Partners, argues lenders need to get comfortable with storage’s short-term nature and highlights the best markets in Asia.
A sharp drop in battery costs and the nascent sector’s ability to solve renewables’ intermittency issues could create a $1.2trn investment opportunity over the next two decades, according to a panel at the Infrastructure Investor Summit.
The C$153bn Canadian pension will open its first office in Asia next year and plans to build a broader portfolio of managers in the region.
The new vehicle will focus on biomass, healthcare infrastructure, PPPs and waste and water facilities, as Asian renewables ‘heating up’.
CIO Jang Dong-hun is concerned these investments might prove harder to exit, expresses a preference for publicly regulated assets and recalls a bad experience with crematoriums in Korea.
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