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UBS spots top infra trends for 2019

Declan O’Brien and Alex Leung of UBS Asset Management’s infrastructure research and strategy division argue that the asset class will continue to be resilient in the face of market volatility.

Inside Texas Teachers’ quest for diversification

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas is overweight on energy. But as the $154bn pension’s senior director Carolyn Hansard tells us, finding the right assets to diversify is a challenge.

How does an Oaktree-Brookfield entity stack up?

Sister publication PEI's interactive charts paint a picture of how the two would marry together.

Global Summit: Ontario eyes new business at home through infra consulting abroad

The government of Ontario is seeking to export the Canadian province’s public-private partnership model to new markets through legislation that would allow its infrastructure agency to launch a for-profit project consultancy business. Monte McNaught, Ontario’s minister of infrastructure, said that allowing Infrastructure Ontario to advise on projects outside the province would create a new revenue […]

Fiera hires IFM director to launch US expansion – exclusive

Fiera Infrastructure is to assemble an investment team of about four people in New York this year as it plans to expand its activities in the US. Alina Osorio, Fiera’s president, said the Toronto-based fund manager had hired Brooks Kaufman, who was previously an investment director at Australian firm IFM Investors, to head the new […]

Brookfield agrees to buy 62% of Oaktree

The deal will allow Oaktree to operate independently, though Brookfield intends to build up its stake.

UBS hires JPMorgan veteran Joe Azelby to head real assets

The asset management division of Swiss investment bank UBS has named Joe Azelby as the new head of its $100 billion real estate and private markets business. Azelby will report to Ulrich Koerner, president of UBS Asset Management, according to a statement from the company. He brings with him an almost two-decade track record of […]

Four hires from public, private sectors boost First State’s infra group

The new appointees are joining the Australian fund manager from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, CalSTRS, Enbridge and Veolia.
Garrett Reisman Space X

Lessons from outer space

As an astronaut at NASA, Garrett Reisman was part of a government agency taking big risks. Now a professor and senior advisor at Space X, he’s helping the private sector manage those risks.
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