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Norway’s sovereign fund shouldn’t stop at unlisted renewables

Taking its motives at face value, there is no obvious reason for the Government Pension Fund Global not to invest across the wider infra universe.

Norway to allow sovereign wealth fund to invest in unlisted renewables

The move comes less than a month after the government said the fund would stop investing in upstream oil and gas.

Denmark poised to exclude foreign investors from owning critical infrastructure

Opposition party sponsoring the move says it is ‘not protectionism, but common sense and protection of sovereignty’.

Global Summit: Ontario eyes new business at home through infra consulting abroad

The government of Ontario is seeking to export the Canadian province’s public-private partnership model to new markets through legislation that would allow its infrastructure agency to launch a for-profit project consultancy business. Monte McNaught, Ontario’s minister of infrastructure, said that allowing Infrastructure Ontario to advise on projects outside the province would create a new revenue […]
Garrett Reisman Space X

Lessons from outer space

As an astronaut at NASA, Garrett Reisman was part of a government agency taking big risks. Now a professor and senior advisor at Space X, he’s helping the private sector manage those risks.

Future Fund chair warns of risks to SWFs from rising populism

Peter Costello said partnerships with local investors, but also greater transparency on the part of sovereign funds is the way forward.

India shelves second bundle of toll roads due to lacklustre response

The government believes worsening borrowing conditions and lower traffic on the roads offered failed to attract investor interest.
Gilets jaunes

France Invest’s Gaillard on why PE isn’t at odds with the gilets jaunes

France’s parliament is working on legal reforms that introduce a tax-efficient system to distribute a portion of capital gains among all employees of an acquired company.

Spring first close planned as UK names Zouk as £400m EV infra fund manager

The private equity and infrastructure manager has already held discussions with ‘investors from all walks of life’, partner George Ridd tells us.
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