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Japan's GPIF has increased its commitments to FoF mandates as it mulls primary infra fund investments

Japan’s GPIF mulling primary infra fund investments

The world’s largest pension fund has increased its commitments to fund-of-funds mandates from ¥50bn to ¥148bn in one year.

MTAA Super and Tasplan in talks to create A$22bn fund

The two industry superfunds, which both have significant infrastructure commitments, hope to increase returns and lower fees for members.
Direct investing

The price of direct investing

Going direct is well-suited to infrastructure. But anyone looking to do it will have to tackle tough questions around compensation and transparency.

‘It’s hard to find a diverse manager in infrastructure’

CIO Angela Miller-May explains why being 52.1% short of its total funding doesn’t stop the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund from prioritising investing with diverse managers.

UK pension group makes double infra hire

LPP, the manager of the GLIL Infrastructure vehicle, has now made four additions to its infrastructure team this year.

Going direct? Here are three things to bear in mind

You can save on fees, but these programmes certainly aren’t without cost. And if you’re not ready to go all in, it’s best to stick to funds and co-investing.

Infra leads real assets returns at CPPIB

The Canadian pension said it would continue its large-scale core infrastructure strategies as investors seek ‘higher risk’ assets.

UK pension seeks fee discounts before committing to new UBS fund

The Swiss manager is seeking up to $1.5bn for its first infrastructure equity vehicle since 2015.

GIP mandate leads CalPERS’ $1.5bn infra allocation

The US’s largest public pension made commitments to GIP and JPMorgan, committing capital equal to around a third of its current infrastructure portfolio.

OPERF ups alternatives target to 15%

The latest move marks the third time the $75bn pension fund has increased its alternatives allocation target since launching the strategy in 2011.
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