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Three investors join PSP in ‘Brexit-insulated’ Forth Ports investment

Patrick Samson, the Canadian pension's head of infrastructure, tells us he doesn't exclude some 'bumps related to Brexit', but is bullish on the long term, as GLIL Infrastructure, First State Super and Cbus join the deal.

Mexico toll road deal underscores transport sector’s strong appeal

Two Canadian pensions funds have invested in Pacifico Sur, a 309-kilometer Mexican toll road that is poised to benefit from increased regional trade as well as tourism-driven light traffic, underscoring the attractiveness of transportation assets in growth markets  for long-term institutional investors. The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan together purchased […]

First State Super secures Victoria land registry in $2.09bn deal

The Aussie superfund’s solo bid beat a joint offer from MIRA and Sunsuper, with Cbus dropping out of the process.

OMERS acquires Texas oil pipeline in $1.4bn deal

The move for BridgeTex marks the Canadian pension’s ‘re-entry’ into the US midstream sector and its third energy deal in the country this year.

GIC, ADIA back Indian renewable developer’s $1bn acquisition

The two sovereign wealth funds are investing an additional $395.4m in Greenko as the Indian renewables developer acquires a smaller rival.

ADIA steers clear of pricey auctions to access infra

In its annual report, Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund says the outlook for infrastructure asset valuations will be less certain in 2018, given political factors and policy considerations.

OMERS airports sale gives Vinci exposure to US market

The French firm has acquired the Canadian pension’s Airports Worldwide platform, growing its European portfolio in the sector and entering the US air transport sector.

WATCH: ‘There are no cheap markets – infra is no longer the exception’

Jake Lee, head of infrastructure at Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance, is still willing to take the lower returns that come with core infra, but currency headwinds are steering the Korean insurer away from US dollar assets.

WATCH: ‘Asian investors moving further along the risk spectrum’ – Macquarie Capital

In a two-minute video shot on the sidelines of our Seoul Summit, John Walker, Macquarie Capital's vice chairman for Asia talks about the evolution of Asian investors, how they're now ready to climb up the risk curve and the once-in-a-century investment opportunity offered by renewables in the region.

Asian renewables deliver high returns for Industriens Pension

Co-investments alongside Actis and Equis Funds Group in Asian renewables have generated returns of more than 100% for the Danish pension fund.

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