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Finnish pension trio to plug €300m into renewables platform

New company has already deployed €90m, acquiring three operational wind farms with a combined capacity of 63MW.

Equip Super and Catholic Super announce merger to create A$26bn fund

The funds will maintain their individual brand identities but pool administration and investment resources under the deal.

What OMERS learnt managing third-party capital

With C$18bn in the asset class, head of infrastructure Ralph Berg says that partnering with some of the world’s most sophisticated institutions is ‘now a core pillar’ of the pension’s strategy.

Swedish pension trio plug $970m into new infra investment company

Polhem Infra’s backers believe it will have a competitive advantage by investing to hold rather than to sell.

Inside Texas Teachers’ quest for diversification

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas is overweight on energy. But as the $154bn pension’s senior director Carolyn Hansard tells us, finding the right assets to diversify is a challenge.

Infra top performer for PensionDanmark in ‘challenging market’

The asset class generated a 12.5% return and the allocation could be increased, CIO Claus Stampe tells us, despite recent local watchdog censure on infrastructure investments.

Private markets lift OMERS after tough year in equities

Private market returns including infrastructure dipped slightly for the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System but offset steeper losses suffered in a volatile year of public trading, the Canadian pension said in annual results published this week. Investments in private equity, real estate and infrastructure generated a combined 10.7 percent in 2018, down by nearly a […]
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Danish FSA slams pensions’ ‘inadequate’ infra investment management

Several of the country’s major pension funds were singled out for improper risk management and valuation methods.
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CEO leaves UK’s Pension Infrastructure Platform

Mike Weston’s exit comes shortly after PIP’s flagship Multi-Strategy Infrastructure Fund became almost fully invested.

CalPERS positions infra portfolio for growth outside the US

The California Public Employees Retirement System is considering revising a policy for its real assets programme that will enable the pension fund to allocate more capital to infrastructure investments outside the US, according to meeting materials. The $360.1 billion pension, the largest public pension fund in the country, is “expecting future investment opportunities” in the […]
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