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CalPERS positions infra portfolio for growth outside the US

The California Public Employees Retirement System is considering revising a policy for its real assets programme that will enable the pension fund to allocate more capital to infrastructure investments outside the US, according to meeting materials. The $360.1 billion pension, the largest public pension fund in the country, is “expecting future investment opportunities” in the […]

Swiss pension pool increases infra fund to more than $780m

IST3 Infrastruktur Global has now made 18 investments since its launch four years ago, including both direct and fund deployments.

OP&F backs US-focused Axium fund with $125m

Montreal-based fund manager Axium Infrastructure received a $125 million commitment to its US-focused vehicle from the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund. OP&F is expanding its $283 million real assets portfolio with the commitment to Axium Infrastructure US Fund, which the firm will use to invest in energy, transportation and social infrastructure assets, according to […]

What do LPs think about infra-like assets? Industriens Pension says they ‘play an important...

The €23bn Danish pension's director of private investments, Kasper Struve, is comfortable with such investments so long as they pass the ‘infrastructure test’.

Investments with Macquarie ‘difficult to imagine’ amid investigation, Danish pensions say

ATP said that its $6.7bn TDC acquisition is safe, but further involvement with the group is paused pending questions they ‘need to have answered’ amid claims of dividend trading, denied by Macquarie.

HSBC pension scheme targets UK renewables

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

CPPIB eyes GIP’s Gatwick Airport stake

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is looking at buying Global Infrastructure Partners’ stake in London’s Gatwick Airport, a source confirmed to Infrastructure Investor. Canada’s largest pension fund would join a consortium of other institutional investors and fund managers to purchase GIP’s 42 percent stake in Gatwick, the source said. Analysts estimate Gatwick could be […]

UK gov’t working to rectify ‘really bizarre’ infrastructure ownership structures

Pensions Minister Guy Opperman wants British pension funds - rather than Australian ones - to be investing in British infrastructure, but concedes current structures makes this difficult.

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.

Mexico toll road deal underscores transport sector’s strong appeal

Two Canadian pensions funds have invested in Pacifico Sur, a 309-kilometer Mexican toll road that is poised to benefit from increased regional trade as well as tourism-driven light traffic, underscoring the attractiveness of transportation assets in growth markets  for long-term institutional investors. The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan together purchased […]

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