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Three investors join PSP in ‘Brexit-insulated’ Forth Ports investment

Patrick Samson, the Canadian pension's head of infrastructure, tells us he doesn't exclude some 'bumps related to Brexit', but is bullish on the long term, as GLIL Infrastructure, First State Super and Cbus join the deal.

Foreign assets boost CalPERS’ transport-heavy portfolio

Core assets, including transportation and power, account for 81% of the pension’s infra portfolio, returning 24.8% for the year ending 30 June.

Ex-CalPERS exec returns as pension’s new CIO

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has hired Yu Ben Meng as chief investment officer, four months after Ted Eliopoulos said he would be stepping down from the $360 billion pension fund. Meng, a US citizen born in China, worked at CalPERS for seven years, his last role being that of investment director of asset […]

First State Super secures Victoria land registry in $2.09bn deal

The Aussie superfund’s solo bid beat a joint offer from MIRA and Sunsuper, with Cbus dropping out of the process.

CDPQ and AMP Capital back US telecoms towers group with $500m

The debt investment, which could reach $1bn, will support Tillman Infrastructure’s rollout of about 1,500 cell towers across the US.

Cambridge: Sub-lines can boost IRRs by 300bps

GPs are jumping at the chance to make use of credit lines, the investment consultant says, and greater transparency at the fund level is needed to help investors clearly assess performance.

Australian investors weighing up rival APA Group bid

A local bid for Australia’s largest natural gas pipeline company would face fewer regulatory hurdles than the current $9.8bn offer from Hong Kong’s CK Infrastructure. But the size of the equity cheque required is proving daunting for local investors and GPs.

Victoria land registry down to two bidders as CK Infra pulls out

A Cbus-First State Super partnership will take on a MIRA-Sunsuper bid for the state’s land title business.

Future Fund reorganises investment team

Australia’s sovereign wealth fund creates five new roles, split by asset class, after head of property exits.

First State Super to double infra allocation

The Australian superfund will be more flexible as it looks to increase its exposure to infrastructure assets from 3 percent currently.
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