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Downing recruits ex-Lightsource fundraising head amid $2.1bn push

Shane Swords will lead efforts to source institutional capital, as the group drives forward its electric vehicle infra plans.

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.

Dalmore, Fiera among quartet in $2bn UK waste deal

Swiss Life and Semperian PPP have also joined the ticket to buy Cory Riverside, planning a new solar, waste, storage and heating plant in London.

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.

iCON buys majority share in Italian waste management company

The Eco Eridania stake is the UK firm’s first investment in the sector and the maiden transaction through its iCON IV fund.

Wake up and smell the risk

A UK parliamentary report reveals some of the country’s top pension funds remain ‘worryingly complacent’ on climate change issues. They are in danger of being left behind.

Aviva Investors combines debt, real estate and infrastructure businesses

The combined division will look to tap into the growing demand for alternative strategies.

NESF secures landmark solar-plus-storage deal

The move comes 18 months after the listed fund began ‘exploring the feasibility’ of co-location.

Strathclyde ploughs $670m into JPMorgan infra fund

The single commitment to the IIF was preferred to an investment in IFM, concluding the UK pension’s search for an open-ended global infrastructure vehicle.

IFM makes first move into social housing with $80m debt investment

The Australian fund manager has invested in A2Dominion on behalf of two insurance clients.

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