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Aberdeen Standard to manage AIIB’s $500m ESG infra bonds portfolio

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.

Equis to launch new Asian infrastructure developer – exclusive

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.
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Widodo’s second term to bring infra opportunities in Indonesia

More deregulation and introduction of tax incentives are expected to attract private capital, but risks, including corruption, remain.

Ostrum goes east in search of infra debt opportunities

Natixis affiliate is establishing a Hong Kong subsidiary and expects to launch an Asia-Pacific infra debt fund by the year end.

Sofos targets $100m first close for green infra fund by year-end – exclusive

China’s Ping An Securities is helping the fund manager find anchor investors in Hong Kong and on the mainland.

S&P warns of growing ‘external risks’ in South and Southeast Asia

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.

SUSI drops JV with South Pole Group in Asia, creates its own team in...

The new office will launch and manage the Asia Energy Transition Fund, focused on investments in Southeast Asian countries.

Japan’s TEPCO makes first overseas hydro investment

The transaction marks InfraCo Asia’s full exit from the Coc San plant in Vietnam, six years after its initial investment.

Asset sales loom as CK Infra bids $9.8bn for APA Group

The proposed divestment package – an attempt to satisfy FIRB and ACCC regulatory requirements – is not seen as including APA’s best assets.

Australia and ASEAN nations ramp up infra collaboration

The Australian government will help fund the development of a new pipeline of infrastructure projects across southeast Asia to “attract sustainable public and private financing”.
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