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Japan’s Chikyoren seeks out alternative asset managers

While the $217bn public pension fund, which has to date invested $162m in overseas infrastructure, focuses on core strategies, it is also eyeing core-plus opportunities.

Bond investors ‘find Asian infrastructure most attractive’

While interest in the region increases, investable opportunities may become hard to identify due to risk profiles and mandate restrictions, according to a new survey.

The giant awakens: five charts on GPIF’s $1.77bn infra portfolio

The world’s largest pension pledges to keep building its alternatives portfolio – mostly made up of infrastructure at the moment – at a ‘stable pace’, as it eyes a 5% target.

Pantheon boosts Asian infra business with Tokyo office

The outpost will focus on investor relations, especially infrastructure client service, it is understood.

CPPIB: In five years, infra will be north of $30bn

After nine years, the pension's new head of infrastructure, Scott Lawrence, is back at the group he helped launch. With an influx of member money on the cards and scope to increase its infra allocation from 8% to 10%, we find out what’s next for CPPIB.

UK pension airs water worries amid nationalisation fears

The Dorset fund questioned whether Hermes has an exit strategy if regulated assets in the country are taken public.

Institutional infra investment to hit $130bn in next two years

The shift towards real assets is ‘here to stay’, according to survey, as infrastructure proves more popular than real estate with public pension funds and SWFs.

Wake up and smell the risk

A UK parliamentary report reveals some of the country’s top pension funds remain ‘worryingly complacent’ on climate change issues. They are in danger of being left behind.

Strathclyde ploughs $670m into JPMorgan infra fund

The single commitment to the IIF was preferred to an investment in IFM, concluding the UK pension’s search for an open-ended global infrastructure vehicle.

Malaysia’s EPF committed to increasing infra exposure

The $199bn retirement fund is looking globally to boost its infrastructure and real estate exposure to 10 percent, up from 4.06 percent currently.

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