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Bond investors ‘find Asian infrastructure most attractive’

While interest in the region increases, investable opportunities may become hard to identify due to risk profiles and mandate restrictions, according to a new survey.

Pantheon boosts Asian infra business with Tokyo office

The outpost will focus on investor relations, especially infrastructure client service, it is understood.

IFC backs Philippine geothermal giant with first peso-denominated green bonds

The country’s insurance companies and banks make ‘successful’ $90m issuance, which will finance Energy Development Corporation’s capex programme.

Asian investors are ready for infra – but is infra ready for them?

Two of the world’s largest savings pools – Japan Post Insurance and Korea Post – are leading the way, as a host of Asian investors eye the asset class, attendees at our Seoul and Tokyo summits heard.

Asian investors show growing appetite for infra debt diversity

Brownfield refinancing products and credit-enhanced greenfield structures are likely to prove attractive to institutions as the regional market matures, says Moody’s.

China Everbright eyes third close for its overseas infra fund

The Hong Kong-listed fund manager is working on reaching a $700m third close and completing its third investment within the next two months.

BlackRock sees strong appetite for infra

A survey by the asset manager shows institutional investors intend to reallocate to private markets, with interest in active management strategies to help mitigate market risks.

Dai-ichi Life expands overseas project finance portfolio

The Japanese insurer has committed a total of $80m to two overseas projects – the UK’s High Speed 1 and Australia’s Victorian Desalination Project PPP.

IFM doubles down on Korea with Seoul office

Kelly Ki-Jeong Lee is appointed client relationship director in the country, as the Australian manager looks to capitalise on its recent fundraising success there.

Indian Parliament validates insurance FDI cap ordinance

The Indian parliament has backed the executive's desire to see more foreign direct investment in the country's insurance sector, with hopes to spur economic growth with up to $8 extra billion.

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