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Manulife moves into asset management with $2bn first fund close

The John Hancock Infrastructure Fund will allow the Canadian insurance giant to 'invest in larger sizes and an even larger amount of the transactio'.

Cambridge: Sub-lines can boost IRRs by 300bps

GPs are jumping at the chance to make use of credit lines, the investment consultant says, and greater transparency at the fund level is needed to help investors clearly assess performance.

Ardian opens Santiago office to drive Latin America strategy

The French fund manager wants greater access to institutional investors in the region as well as closer proximity to investment opportunities.

Columbia Threadneedle targets infra with new team

The global asset manager makes four appointments including former Hastings executive Heiko Schupp, who will lead the firm’s new infrastructure strategy.

Future Fund reorganises investment team

Australia’s sovereign wealth fund creates five new roles, split by asset class, after head of property exits.

Investor caution drives RM fund launch

RM Funds is launching an open-ended lower risk/return alternatives fund to cater to investor caution in the face of an increasingly challenging macro environment.

JPMorgan unloads Asian infra platform

The asset manager is selling its Asian Infrastructure & Related Resources Opportunity platform to emerging markets specialist The Rohatyn Group for an undisclosed amount.

BlackRock pushes real assets research with triple hire – exclusive

The asset management behemoth says its research build-up is a response to growing client demand for real estate and infrastructure.

Ardian’s debut Americas fund tops $800m

The French manager beat its $500m target for its first dollar-denominated vehicle, targeting the energy and transport sectors, primarily in the US and Chile, but also in Canada and Mexico.

Denmark PKA AIP: selecting top GPs is crucial

Anette Eberhard, who will oversee private equity at the alternatives manager of the Danish pension, talks about the team's expansion plans, new mandates and direct investments.
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