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‘Deals like this don’t grow on trees’

For all those who wondered if consolidation would reach the upper echelons of alternative asset management, Brookfield Asset Management’s purchase of Oaktree Capital Management is your answer. The spate of M&As in the alternative asset space had largely been limited to smaller money managers, including the business development company sector, a space in which Oaktree […]

Relevance at every point in the cycle

Oaktree’s co-founder Howard Marks insists his firm’s $4.7 billion sale of a 62 percent stake to Toronto-based asset management giant Brookfield is “not a timing thing” in the context of him calling the top of the alternatives market cycle. On the other hand, speak to Bruce Flatt, Brookfield’s chief executive, and you’ll hear that timing […]

Ostrum goes east in search of infra debt opportunities

Natixis affiliate is establishing a Hong Kong subsidiary and expects to launch an Asia-Pacific infra debt fund by the year end.

Carlyle picks Goldman alum to head renewables group

The Carlyle Group has hired a Goldman Sachs clean energy specialist to lead the firm’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Platform. Pooja Goyal left a 17-year career at the investment bank to become a partner in a division of Carlyle that the Washington, DC-based firm says is poised for growth. In a statement, Carlyle co-chief executive […]

GIP adds UK government transport director to London team

The UK’s Department for Transport is “satisfied that no conflict of interest is present’, though the approval process remains ongoing.

IFM Investors settles sexual harassment case for £270,000

Settlement exceeds the £236,000 that former analyst Nathalie Abildgaard had been seeking at employment tribunal.

MJ Hudson ex-secondaries head resurfaces at Dentons

Ted Craig is now the third partner comprising Dentons' alternative funds practice, which the law firm aims to double in size over the next few years.

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’.

IFM restructures Australian infra investment team – exclusive

Directors Michael Thompson, Quentin Law and David Stegehuis have all left after the fund manager took a dim view on future dealflow in the Australian infrastructure market, particularly in energy generation.

Fiera hires IFM director to launch US expansion – exclusive

Fiera Infrastructure is to assemble an investment team of about four people in New York this year as it plans to expand its activities in the US. Alina Osorio, Fiera’s president, said the Toronto-based fund manager had hired Brooks Kaufman, who was previously an investment director at Australian firm IFM Investors, to head the new […]
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