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Heiko Schupp, who joined London-based funds of funds manager Pantheon in November last year, has now joined the London office of Australia’s Hastings Funds Management as an investment director.
Quay Partners, the Australian private equity adviser and funds of funds manager, has launched a new four-strong infrastructure advisory group including Matthew McPhee and Nancy Mangraviti. They were part of a planned infrastructure fund of funds at RBC which failed to materialise.
Improving returns and changing LP perceptions were among key talking points at the PE Asia India Summit in Mumbai.
The Munich-based alternative assets advisory firm, which provides access for investors to infrastructure and other asset classes, has bolstered its ranks with the appointment of Armin Otterbach.
BlackRock acquired Swiss Re PE partly to offer its clients a substitute for low-yielding fixed income assets and believes infrastructure is the best replacement.
Thomas Kubr, founding CEO of the Swiss fund of funds, is moving into an executive chairman position to focus on client development and strategy; CFO Stefan Ammann will become CEO.
The US investment manager has agreed to acquire Swiss Re Private Equity Partners, the European private equity and infrastructure fund of funds arm of the Swiss insurance and reinsurance firm.
The partnership between BlackRock Alternative Investors and Irish clean energy developer NTR has raised capital from 18 investors, according to SEC filings.
The $24bn pension has made $125m in re-up commitments as part of its new strategic investment plan.
UK development finance institution CDC Group saw a swing of £341m from profitability in 2010 to a £72m loss last year, despite putting more capital to work in developing countries last year.

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