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Australia’s First Super suspends PE investments

The Melbourne-based fund will also conduct a review of its A$100m private equity programme following a labour practices scandal concerning some portfolio companies.

Lombard Odier launches green bond fund

The Swiss wealth manager has teamed up with a fixed-income specialist to tap the $700bn global climate bond market.

Hermes hires CPPIB infra veteran

Robert Wall joins as infrastructure partner to originate new deals, help govern Hermes’ portfolio companies and grow the business.

JPMorgan takes over Sonnedix solar platform

The firm and its institutional clients have fully acquired Sonnedix Power Holdings two years into a partnership that has tripled its operating capacity.

Abu Dhabi bank planning Middle East’s first green bond

Acting on its $10bn clean energy commitment in January, National Bank of Abu Dhabi could be seeking to raise at least $500m.

ADB sells $1.3bn of global green bonds

BlackRock, CalSTRS and State Street are among the 70 investors buying the multilateral lender’s green bonds.

First State Super CIO to join LeapFrog Investments

Richard Brandweiner, who worked on impact investing initiatives at First State Super, is leaving the fund this month to join social impact investor LeapFrog.

Rockefeller Fund in first direct clean energy investment

The philanthropic fund has committed $12.5m to Mainstream Renewable Power to help fund its pan-African renewables platform with Actis.

Hastings’ Johnston joins Lighthouse Infrastructure

The infrastructure veteran joins as managing director responsible for new funds and deal origination, as Lighthouse nears a first close for its $100m solar fund.

Mirova almost doubles target as it closes renewables fund

The French fund manager has raised €350m for its third renewables vehicle as it eyes a 50/50 investment split between France and Europe.
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