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Investing in real assets has become increasingly popular, and debt funds that provide financing for real assets projects are no exception.
Private-equity head Hideya Sadanaga talks about the challenges of launching the firm’s infrastructure programme, and explains why he’s determined to continue investing despite high prices.
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Local government financing vehicles used to fund infrastructure projects face bond maturity payments of $530bn between 2019 and 2021.
The two vehicles, co-managed by Hanwha Asset Management and Hyundai Investments, have received commitments from eight South Korean insurance firms.
Korean and Japanese investors reveal their risk appetites and favoured sub-strategies for the asset class this year.
Natixis affiliate is establishing a Hong Kong subsidiary and expects to launch an Asia-Pacific infra debt fund by the year end.
The life insurer has appointed HSBC Global Asset Management to source investments that will be denominated in US dollars or local currencies.
The Tokyo-based asset manager has already approved the deployment of ¥11bn in renewables and downstream energy projects in Europe and South America.
Vehicles operating in the space are increasingly targeting sustainable projects due to LP demand and goals set by the United Nations.
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