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AIA Group eyes infrastructure debt opportunities across Asia-Pacific

The life insurer has appointed HSBC Global Asset Management to source investments that will be denominated in US dollars or local currencies.

Chinese interest in Australian renewables remains strong

Outside renewables, Chinese investors acquired no Australian infrastructure in 2018, the only deal being a buyout of engineering firm RCR Tomlinson’s rail arm.

UBS spots top infra trends for 2019

Declan O’Brien and Alex Leung of UBS Asset Management’s infrastructure research and strategy division argue that the asset class will continue to be resilient in the face of market volatility.

Higher returns and secondary opportunities keep infra investors committed to Asia-Pacific

However, political risk, regulatory instability and lack of support for PPP projects are among the main concerns for those investing in region’s emerging markets.

Sofos targets $100m first close for green infra fund by year-end – exclusive

China’s Ping An Securities is helping the fund manager find anchor investors in Hong Kong and on the mainland.

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.

AMP Capital’s Community Infrastructure Fund acquires 50% stake in Perth stadium

The Sydney-based fund manager said the venue in Western Australia has the characteristics of an infrastructure asset, with ‘secure and predictable’ revenues.

Future Fund chair warns of risks to SWFs from rising populism

Peter Costello said partnerships with local investors, but also greater transparency on the part of sovereign funds is the way forward.

BlackRock head of infra debt departure leads to $11bn+ real assets debt group

Erik Savi’s exit is accelerating the combination of infrastructure and real estate debt into a single platform, a plan that was already in the works.
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