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Manulife moves into asset management with $2bn first fund close

The John Hancock Infrastructure Fund will allow the Canadian insurance giant to 'invest in larger sizes and an even larger amount of the transactio'.

Dai-ichi Life commits €80m to M&G’s infra debt fund

The Japanese insurer has emerged as an anchor investor in M&G’s European infrastructure debt fund as the UK asset manager looks to raise €286m from Asian LPs.

CalPERS’ CIO exit is latest in executive departures

Ted Eliopoulos joined CalPERS in 2007 and will step away by the start of 2019.

Denmark PKA AIP: selecting top GPs is crucial

Anette Eberhard, who will oversee private equity at the alternatives manager of the Danish pension, talks about the team's expansion plans, new mandates and direct investments.

CPPIB names new head of infra

Scott Lawrence, who has been with the Canadian pension since 2005 and helped launch its infrastructure platform, will replace Cressida Hogg.

KPERS bets on open-ended funds with $100m for IFM, JPMorgan

The $18.5bn public pension fund recently approved commitments of up to $50 million each to IFM Global Infrastructure Fund and to JPMorgan Infrastructure Investments Fund.

Actis to exit $1.5bn Indian renewables platform

The emerging markets-focused fund manager is selling Ostro Energy to CPPIB-backed ReNew Power for $1.5bn.

NPS-backed COPA fund makes second US solar buy

The Korean pension-led PE fund is teaming up with KEPCO, Korea’s state-owned utility, once again, this time adding three US solar assets to their joint portfolio.

Mirova’s Fund II teams up with Infranode in Norwegian heating deal

The sale of Oslofjord Varme to a consortium also including Infranode represents the first realisation from iCON’s €500m second fund.

Macquarie Asia II pushes New Mexico SIC closer to infra target

The US endowment's infra allocation is now up to $650m as MIRA’s vehicle nears its $3.25bn target.

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