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France and Turkey lead European PPP market as Italy and UK plummet

The provision of institutional debt in European PPP projects has increased by 55%, as well as increasing the number of countries lent to.

Infrastructure ‘most popular sub-sector’ for new manager searches – bfinance

Infrastructure has overtaken private debt and alongside real estate now makes up a majority of bfinance’s private market manager searches.

Private infrastructure at ‘a tipping point’, says JP Morgan

ESG has become a ‘matter of strategic positioning’ rather than the ‘compliance consideration’ it used to be, according to the group.
Gender divide

Recruitment quotas won’t fix PE’s gender problem

Private equity's diversity issue goes deeper than firms not seeing enough female candidates.

LP attitude to secondaries remains positive – PEI survey

Expect another year of healthy trading in the market for second-hand fund stakes.

Asian insurers’ alternatives allocation nears $1trn – report

Insurers in the region that have increased their exposure to alternative assets face regulatory changes that may hinder future investments.

How the world’s largest pension funds allocate their assets

North American pensions have the largest appetite for alternatives while their Asia-Pacific counterparts are the least enthusiastic, according to Willis Towers Watson.

ATP’s infra returns more than double despite ‘difficult H1’

The Danish pension scheme’s half-year activities included joining a $6.7bn Macquarie-led ticket to buy telecoms group TDC.

I Squared in four charts

As the manager gears up to raise as much as $7bn, we bring you interactive charts on its portfolio composition, team growth, performance and more (hover over to go full-screen).

Hot market cools sovereign funds’ appetite for infra

Intense competition, high valuations and regulatory uncertainty have led SWFs to shift from infrastructure to public equities – at least in developed markets, a new report finds.

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