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Once a niche, renewables investing has exploded. Anish Butani, bfinance’s private markets director, examines the risk-return spectrum and the challenges posed by ESG and the end of subsidies
RGreen Invest’s Infragreen III fund is already 75% invested following its €307m closing.
The London-based firm said it has secured commitments from institutions in the UK, US and Australia and has made seven fund investments to date.
The Australian fund manager will target both domestic and offshore investors in 2019 as it seeks to raise a total of $723.5m for investments at home and in New Zealand.
The vehicle was closed €150m above its original target and has invested €233m to date across Europe.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten has promised to pursue a ‘bipartisan market mechanism’ such as the National Energy Guarantee if his party wins power in 2019.

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