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BlackRock sees strong appetite for infra

A survey by the asset manager shows institutional investors intend to reallocate to private markets, with interest in active management strategies to help mitigate market risks.

PSP to partner Blue Sky for Australian real assets

The pension will work with the fund manager to deploy capital across the country with a long-term view.

UK infra investment ‘imprudent’, London pension scheme warns

Concerns over asset renationalisation have pushed the Collective Investment Vehicle to pursue a more global approach to infrastructure.

IFM doubles down on Korea with Seoul office

Kelly Ki-Jeong Lee is appointed client relationship director in the country, as the Australian manager looks to capitalise on its recent fundraising success there.

Investors need to shed old greenfield myths

Infracapital just closed its debut greenfield fund on £1.25bn. That it took two years to raise and one investor felt compelled to remove it from its infra bucket shows there’s still work to be done.

Why Australian renewables might be getting riskier

The government’s recently announced National Energy Guarantee could shorten contract duration, creating a risk-return profile closer to fossil fuel merchant generation, argues Maven Libera’s Mark Gemmola.

OMERS adds 4.36% Thames Water stake

The Canadian pension now holds a 27% stake in the utility after acquiring the share from Hermes.

Danish pensions buy into UK wind farm for £2bn

PFA and PKA each acquire a 25% stake in the Walney Extension project, set to be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, from Orsted. The deal represents PFA’s largest single infrastructure investment and its first in offshore wind, as the pension looks to deploy some €7bn in private assets.

OTPP to sell 30% stake in Bristol, Birmingham airports

The Canadian pension fund partnered with New South Wales Treasury Corporation and Sunsuper Superannuation Fund in a move aimed at lowering its airport exposure.

Stonepeak III first close tops $5bn as previous funds excel

The firm’s third infrastructure vehicle is expected to reach its $7bn hard-cap in early 2018, with Fund II close to being fully invested.