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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.
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CPPIB eyes GIP’s Gatwick Airport stake

GIP’s 42% stake in London’s second-largest airport could be worth nearly $4bn.

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 […]

Korea’s POBA seeks infra partnership with global pension funds

CIO tells Infrastructure Investor it wants to grow its exposure to the asset class from 5% to 10% of its AUM within five years.

IMRF seeks infra manager after dropping Oaktree commitment

The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund is seeking a closed-end infrastructure fund manager to allocate an up to $25 million mandate, following the decision last month to not pursue a commitment with Oaktree Capital Management. Bids must come from fund managers offering investment strategies targeting at least two sectors – including transportation, utilities, energy, renewables, waste […]

Ex-CalPERS exec returns as pension’s new CIO

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has hired Yu Ben Meng as chief investment officer, four months after Ted Eliopoulos said he would be stepping down from the $360 billion pension fund. Meng, a US citizen born in China, worked at CalPERS for seven years, his last role being that of investment director of asset […]

UK pension closes in on $48m JPMorgan investment

Ealing is performing due diligence on its maiden infra investment and could join a string of UK schemes that have already committed to the open-ended vehicle.
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