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Japan's GPIF has increased its commitments to FoF mandates as it mulls primary infra fund investments

Japan’s GPIF mulling primary infra fund investments

The world’s largest pension fund has increased its commitments to fund-of-funds mandates from ¥50bn to ¥148bn in one year.
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Union Investment raises €442m with Mercer for maiden infra fund

Vehicle’s managers to make direct, primary and secondary investments in western Europe and North America, targeting returns of 6%-8%.

Golding hits €215m first close on latest fund of funds – exclusive

The group’s third-generation vehicle was launched earlier this year with a target of €750m and has already made three investments.

UBS closes second infra fund of funds strategy on €368m

The vehicle has secured 65 investments to date and is a successor to a €240m vintage launched in 2010.

Denmark’s Nykredit seeks $314m for infra FoFs strategy

The new vehicle is targeted at Danish investors just below the ranks of the country’s large pension schemes and is backed by Sampension as liquidity provider.

India expands national infra fund with new $2bn strategy

The Strategic Investments Fund will target major infrastructure projects, becoming the third vehicle to be added to the NIIF platform.

Investors net 2.5x gain with sale of maiden Meridiam fund stakes

A US-based fund of funds has picked up 25% of the €547m vehicle, which closed in 2008.

Korean LPs ‘more comfortable’ with core strategies

The country’s investors have shown a growing interest in overseas assets, primarily in regulated utilities, renewables and PPPs, according to Truston Asset Management’s head of alternative investments.

India’s NIIF makes first investment in green fund

EverSource Capital is appointed manager of the Green Growth Equity Fund, which will raise further capital from UK-based institutional investors to reach a £500 million target.

Meet the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

DJ Pandian, the AIIB's CIO, tells us how he's building a 21st century development bank and how it plans to help plug Asia’s $26trn funding gap.
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