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Aviva hits €170m first close on new European debt fund

The fund is seeking up to €500m, €50m more than its predecessor, which closed in 2014 and is performing above target.

BlackRock bulks up with energy and debt hires – exclusive

The firm has lured Macquarie Capital’s midstream MD Ed Winter, while appointing Guillaume Vandewalle to the debt team.

Why more Japanese investors are demanding real asset loans

These institutions prefer floating rate-based loans to mitigate foreign currency hedging risks, with infra debt on the rise with investors for the past five years.

CDPQ and AMP Capital back US telecoms towers group with $500m

The debt investment, which could reach $1bn, will support Tillman Infrastructure’s rollout of about 1,500 cell towers across the US.

Bond investors ‘find Asian infrastructure most attractive’

While interest in the region increases, investable opportunities may become hard to identify due to risk profiles and mandate restrictions, according to a new survey.

The ADB backs PPP model with new financial products

The bank has created a financing facility, on a pilot five-year basis, that will help private concessionaries secure timely payments from the government.

BNP Paribas plans North and Latin America infra debt strategy – exclusive

The French banking group is attracted by the ‘very active’ US market, saying the potential move is not directly linked to President Trump’s focus on infrastructure.

IFM to launch second global infra debt fund for Korean investors

The first fund of this type has invested mainly in BB and BBB- rated loans for projects in the US and Europe.

Macquarie reshuffles MIDIS leadership team

Kit Hamilton and Tim Humphrey will serve as co-heads of the infrastructure debt platform as MIDIS’s co-founders James Wilson and Andrew Robertson step down but ‘remain closely involved’ in the business.

National Australia Bank low-carbon portfolio closes on $148.7 million

The collection of loans to green energy projects closed with a cornerstone investment from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

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