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Energy transition’s engine is in transition itself

Once a niche, renewables investing has exploded. Anish Butani, bfinance’s private markets director, examines the risk-return spectrum and the challenges posed by ESG and the end of subsidies

II Awards 2018: I Squared sweeps the board

The fund manager triumphed across a range of regions and sectors, not to mention our global fundraising and fund manager categories. Antin and GIP are two of the other stand-outs of our 10th global awards.

Infra top performer for PensionDanmark in ‘challenging market’

The asset class generated a 12.5% return and the allocation could be increased, CIO Claus Stampe tells us, despite recent local watchdog censure on infrastructure investments.

Private markets lift OMERS after tough year in equities

Private market returns including infrastructure dipped slightly for the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System but offset steeper losses suffered in a volatile year of public trading, the Canadian pension said in annual results published this week. Investments in private equity, real estate and infrastructure generated a combined 10.7 percent in 2018, down by nearly a […]

Future Fund prepares to sell infrastructure assets as portfolio value rises

Thanks to a weak Australian dollar and increased valuations, the fund’s infra allocation has increased to 8.5% of its overall portfolio.

CFOs and COOs Forum: PME gains ground as LP benchmark of choice

The shortcomings of available performance data are making public market equivalents a more attractive benchmark.

From hero to zero: The Hastings Funds Management story

'How can you have a $7bn business where performance has been very strong over 20 years, then have to shut the thing down?' asked one former director. We take a look at how it got to this point and the lessons learnt.

‘Even battle’ between energy and data for Brookfield Infrastructure’s capital

Brookfield Infrastructure pointed to key investments in energy assets and data centres during its third-quarter earnings call as a hint to where the company is most likely to deploy capital in the coming decade. Sam Pollock, chief executive of the listed infrastructure subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, said it will be “an even battle” between […]

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’.

Foreign assets boost CalPERS’ transport-heavy portfolio

Core assets, including transportation and power, account for 81% of the pension’s infra portfolio, returning 24.8% for the year ending 30 June.

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