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Simon Davy, head of private markets at the UK’s Local Pensions Partnership, is ‘cautiously optimistic’ about the asset class.
Post-covid, risk-averse investors will have to deal with more government intervention as well as the agendas of ESG and climate change, say Martin Nelson-Jones, Colin Wilson and Howard Bassford of DLA Piper.
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The move comes eight years after the Pensions Infrastructure Platform was founded with support from the UK government.
The draft determination has sparked the ire of the UK energy market after allowed returns were set between 3.9% and 4.2%.
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The UK-based firm is funding the investment through its latest fund, NextPower III, which has raised around $280m and a target of $750m.
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Investors ‘still need to partner with those managers investing in the right infrastructure’, a report from Foresight warns.
Lacking any immediate demand risk, trains are proving defensive to the shock of covid-19. However, the crisis is raising medium- and long-term questions.
Boris Johnson’s extraordinary ‘I am not a communist’ moment will have dashed the hopes of an expectant private sector.
The AIM-listed fund manager has made eight investments to date from its British Strategic Investment Fund in renewable energy, vertical farming, waste recycling and social housing.
The majority of the capital – £2.5bn – was raised for separately managed accounts that will invest alongside the blind pool fund in utilities, social and transport infrastructure, as well as renewables.

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