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CITIC’s Xinjin to launch $3bn data centre-focused fund

The asset manager expects demand for data centres in China to be strong thanks to 5G and IoT technologies.

Three things you should know about cyber-risk management

Protecting your firm’s information and data from thieves is important, and being prepared means having a plan in place.

How Blackstone’s chief counsel puts tech to work

The firm’s chief legal officer John Finley talks SEC settlements and artificial intelligence.

How you should protect data from cyberattack

As asset managers become increasingly exposed to cybercrime, one not-for-profit is developing interoperability standards that would prevent private equity firms from becoming the target of cyber-criminals.

Macquarie increases tech bet with Saudi Aramco hire

Peter Durante’s newly-created role will see MIRA ‘look beyond convention’ in applying technology to existing and future assets.

Melbourne Summit: Managers need to close ranks to cope with disruption

QIC head, Ross Israel predicted technological change would create a combat zone between incumbent owners and those looking to disrupt them with fresh models.

Melbourne Summit: Conflicting state and federal policies creating renewables uncertainty

Discrepancies between policies and questions surrounding major projects have created confusion but will not stop renewables deployment.

Pacific Equity Partners acquires smart metering business

The $202m acquisition of Origin Energy’s Acumen marks the Australian firm’s first investment through SAF, a vehicle it is currently raising, and the launch of a new JV with Landis+Gyr.

‘Driverless cars could transform utilities into growth opportunities’

Embracing new technology needed for autonomous vehicles would have positive effects on the power generation sector, argues the latest report from AMP Capital.

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