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France threatens to fall down the referendum rabbit hole

Resorting to a plebiscite to block the privatisation of airport operator ADP would not only be counterproductive, it would set a dangerous precedent whereby a minority in parliament could block legislation it didn’t like.

French government clears one hurdle to ADP privatisation

Yet other hurdles remain, including a possible referendum on the proposed sale that is pending approval by the Constitutional Council.

Norway to allow sovereign wealth fund to invest in unlisted renewables

The move comes less than a month after the government said the fund would stop investing in upstream oil and gas.

SUSI partners with Macquarie in first US energy storage deal

The Swiss firm funds transaction through €252m energy storage vehicle and says it will look for further opportunities in one of the sector’s ‘most mature’ markets.

Danish pensions told to ‘jump’, just not ‘how high’

No one disputes the regulator’s role in ensuring Denmark’s pension funds invest responsibly. But the lack of clarity over specific requirements isn’t helping anyone

Prime Capital targets Nordic wind power with new fund

Frankfurt-based asset manager has already secured three seed investments in Norway and Sweden totalling more than 600MW of capacity.
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Ardian to exit French car park operator

Mirova and MEAG are in talks with the French fund manager to acquire a 49.2% stake in Indigo, which this week agreed a deal with Sunsea Parking in China.

Danish pensions told to ‘jump’, just not ‘how high’

No one disputes the regulator’s role in ensuring Denmark’s pension funds invest responsibly. But the lack of clarity over specific requirements isn’t helping anyone.

Dallas Police & Fire Pension scraps infra strategy

DPFP slashes its target allocation from 5% to zero, despite the asset class generating the highest returns over the past three years and since it was introduced into the fund.

AMP Capital ramps up tech expertise with former Apple ops director

As a senior advisor, Thomas Preising will provide insight in a sector the Australian fund manager sees as having ‘fundamentally changed the infrastructure landscape’.

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