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Australian superfunds’ infra returns fall in 2018-19

Unlisted assets, including infrastructure, continued to deliver solid returns for Australian superfunds but returns were down on 2017-18 as listed assets bounced back.

MTAA Super and Tasplan in talks to create A$22bn fund

The two industry superfunds, which both have significant infrastructure commitments, hope to increase returns and lower fees for members.

Why GPIF’s Hiro wants better alignment, not lower fees

Hiromichi Mizuno was tasked with guiding the world's largest pension fund into alternatives. He tells PEI what he learned in his four-year tenure.

NIIF and PSP’s Roadis launch $2bn platform to invest in India’s roads

Under the initial agreement, the fund and PSP-owned highway operator Roadis will invest in new opportunities on a 50:50 basis.

Investors press Ardian to keep Fund V below €7bn – exclusive

The fund, currently sitting at around €6bn, lacks an official hard-cap, but has received market demand for as much as €12bn.

South Korea’s NPS to overhaul alternative investment teams before 2019

The world’s third-largest public pension is reorganising its six alternative investment management teams into three divisions, but compensation of internal staff will likely be unchanged.

PSP eyes 2019 opening of Hong Kong office

The C$153bn Canadian pension will open its first office in Asia next year and plans to build a broader portfolio of managers in the region.

First State Super: ‘We can’t hide behind our managers’

The $67bn Australian superannuation fund has pursued a hybrid investment strategy since appointing Mark Hector as portfolio manager in 2014. After deploying its largest equity cheque, we find out what the future holds.

HSBC pension scheme targets UK renewables

The British pension will invest more than $320m in large-scale solar and smaller onshore wind assets.

What do LPs think about infra-like assets? Hostplus is open to recommendations

CIO Sam Sicilia says the superannuation fund will consider non-core and infra-like assets, but only on a case-by-case basis.
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