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Texas Municipal fights to claw back terms from GPs

In a heady fundraising environment, GPs are pushing fund terms in their favor, and it’s up to LPs to walk them back, Texas Municipal Retirement System’s director of private equity Christopher Schelling says.

SUSI eyes €70m first close for second energy efficiency fund – exclusive

The firm will invest 20% of the new vehicle outside Europe, strongly targeting the US, where it is exploring the possibility of raising a dedicated fund.

CDPQ launches $3bn JV to hold assets for up to 15 years

The Canadian pension has teamed with Generation Investment Management and will target companies with strong ESG attributes.

Foreign assets boost CalPERS’ transport-heavy portfolio

Core assets, including transportation and power, account for 81% of the pension’s infra portfolio, returning 24.8% for the year ending 30 June.

Carlyle makes diversity a priority with new hire

The private funds manager hired Kara Helander from BlackRock to lead the effort for a more diverse and inclusionary workplace.

New Energy targets up to $400m for second clean energy credit fund

The vehicle will deploy $15m-$40m per transaction.

Ex-CalPERS exec returns as pension’s new CIO

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has hired Yu Ben Meng as chief investment officer, four months after Ted Eliopoulos said he would be stepping down from the $360 billion pension fund. Meng, a US citizen born in China, worked at CalPERS for seven years, his last role being that of investment director of asset […]

How Blackstone’s chief counsel puts tech to work

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

Tax vote ‘has nothing to do with California infrastructure’

Voters will head to the polls in California this November to decide on a measure that once again shows how infrastructure often turns into a political football for legislators. “There’s a political battle going on here which has nothing to do with California infrastructure,” Kelly DePonte, managing director at San Francisco-based placement agent Probitas Partners, […]

The US infra landscape is shifting for foreign investors

With more hurdles erected for overseas money, firms need to be switched on to the Trump administration's recent legislation, write Mario Mancuso, H. Boyd Greene, & Luci Hague.

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