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Letting them down gently

Australia deciding to block a Chinese purchase of a national asset is not new – but its decision to block CK Infrastructure’s bid for APA Group feels different.

Time to put some flesh on the bones of impact investing

There is no lack of enthusiasm for impact investing, but a lack of definition risks undermining progress.

PFI is dead, long live… what?

Even if the framework’s demise was very much Chronicle of a Death Foretold, to have it stated as a matter of government policy still packs a punch.

How aligned are Blackstone and its LPs with Saudi Arabia’s PIF?

The risks of sharing a blind pool where the sovereign wealth fund plays such an outsized role are being thrown into sharp relief.

Can Earth be saved in the span of a closed-ended fund?

For infrastructure investors to help avoid the worst of climate change, sustainability has to quickly move from buzzword to the mainstream of investing.

The enduring power of moving people and goods

Interregional trade and US airports are giving life to the North American transportation sector at a time when capital is flooding the market.

Missive from the credit markets: time to start contemplating tomorrow’s nightmare

At Private Debt Investor’s recent New York forum, participants argued it’s pointless guessing when the benign credit cycle will end. But as senior editor Andy Thomson points out, it’s imperative to be prepared.

This year is already the biggest fundraising year ever. Now what?

With 2019 threatening to crack the $100bn mark, we take a look at how the market will change and what could spoil the party.

The parties battling for Itinere should keep in mind who they represent

A tussle for the Spanish toll road operator could lead to a bitter public rift between compatriot Dutch and Canadian pension pots.

Chicago Parking Meters’ decade of discontent

For users and city officials, the 75-year concession is what ‘egregious private-sector capital’ looks like.

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