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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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Global Summit: GIP’s Kim says creative de-risking ‘key’ to catalysing emerging market investment

In his first interview since leaving the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim said private investors needed to stop thinking of emerging markets as a ‘single risk pool’.

Global Summit: Potential damage from breaching social contract ‘outweighs costs of ESG’

Standardisation may still be a work in progress but fund managers are already seeing positive outcomes from ESG initiatives, both in terms of social benefits and financial returns.
German autobahn near Munich

Allianz Capital Partners targets €500m for inaugural fund

The vehicle, which is ACP’s first since its January 2018 merger with Allianz Global Investors, will invest in European infrastructure.
Solvency II EU

Solvency II’s benefits go beyond lower capital requirements

Deloitte Luxembourg’s Daniel Capocci and Xavier Zaegel argue investors are increasingly using it as a screening tool to capture higher quality infrastructure assets.
Heramb Ramachandran, XPV Water Partners

Tech is the biggest challenge for GPs in growing their firms

Conducting effective due diligence on the host of technology options available is both time- and resource-intensive, Brian Bonilla finds.
Partners Group CTO Schnidrig

How Partners Group does tech

Chief technology officer Raymond Schnidrig explains how the $78bn firm uses the tools at its disposal.

The carried interest model could be improved. Here’s why it won’t be

Making LPAs more akin to contracts between fund managers and their portfolio company execs would lead to better GP-LP alignment.
Aerial View of City Network of Beijing Skyline

What the Belt and Road can learn from the AIIB

As criticism against the initiative grows around the globe, the Beijing-based multilateral offers clues on how to move forward.

Are investors unrealistic when it comes to renewables?

New research suggests allocations to the sector are set to double over the next five years. But nostalgia seems to be driving what investors want and obscuring what they can get.
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