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Two insurance giants – Dai-ichi Life and Nippon Life – have broadened their infrastructure debt scope from anchor investments in funds to making direct structured loans.
Vietnam
However, experts agree country is set to play a major role in the development of renewables across Asia-Pacific.
Vietnamese women riding bicycle, Mekong River Delta, Vietnam
The organisation will also consider co-investing an additional $50m alongside the fund on a deal-by-deal basis.
View of Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica in Saigon, Vietnam
Philippine energy producer AboitizPower is aiming to expand its portfolio of renewable energy assets in South-East Asia.
ESG
The credit portfolio, which is targeting total returns of 5-7 percent, aims to boost awareness of environmental, social and governance issues in emerging Asian markets.
The fund manager will look to attract institutional capital to invest in the new company, while its management team will hold a ‘significant minority stake,’ a source said.
Jakarta
More deregulation and introduction of tax incentives are expected to attract private capital, but risks, including corruption, remain.
Natixis affiliate is establishing a Hong Kong subsidiary and expects to launch an Asia-Pacific infra debt fund by the year end.
China’s Ping An Securities is helping the fund manager find anchor investors in Hong Kong and on the mainland.
With upcoming elections in several countries, political uncertainty is one of several factors that may lead to ‘some slowdown’ in the region this year, but the impact on the infrastructure sector is not expected to last.
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