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Washington State Investment Board sets $500 million for timber, infrastructure
trueWashington State Investment Board hired Twin Creeks Timber to manage $300 million in timberland and committed $200 million to ISQ Cube Hydro Co-Investment Fund.
EIG Global Energy Partners names U.S. oil and gas direct lending chief
trueRob Johnson joined energy infrastructure firm EIG Global Energy Partners as managing director and U.S. head of oil and gas direct lending.
Australia leads with number of infrastructure investors
trueAustralia has the highest number of investors among the world's 100 largest institutional investors in infrastructure.
CalSTRS seeking independent real estate fiduciaries
trueCalSTRS is searching for independent real estate fiduciaries to evaluate commingled funds, joint ventures, real estate investment trusts, debt structures, international investments, land investments and investments in infrastructure.
White House announces $4 billion committed to clean-energy investments
trueThe Obama administration on Tuesday announced $4 billion in commitments from the private sector, including more than $1 billion from institutional investors for clean-energy investments.
CPP board taking a bold step in GE transaction
trueCanada Pension Plan Investment Board's latest deal shows it won't just partner with private equity firms, it will go head-to-head with them for deals — and win.
BlackRock to acquire Mexico-based infrastructure investment firm
trueBlackRock has agreed to acquire Mexico City-based infrastructure investment firm Infraestructura Institucional, said a news release issued Friday.
New Mexico PERA earmarks up to $560 million for 4 managers
trueNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association hired four managers to run emerging market equities, high-yield fixed income and alternatives portfolios.
Louisiana State Employees earmarks $75 million for energy infrastructure fund
trueLouisiana State Employees' Retirement System committed $75 million to ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI.
2 Canadian pension funds start renewable energy, water infrastructure firm with Santander
trueOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Toronto, and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Montreal, teamed up with Banco Santander to launch a firm to manage and invest in renewable energy and water infrastructure assets globally.
Texas Employees to look for high-yield manager
trueTexas Employees' Retirement System will search for a high-yield manager this summer to replace Fountain Capital Management, which managed $261 million and closed in February.
CalPERS to invest A$1 billion in Asia-Pacific infrastructure with QIC
trueCalPERS entered into a partnership with Australian money manager QIC, which will run A$1 billion ($805 million) in a customized Asia-Pacific infrastructure portfolio.
Chicago Public School Teachers wants infrastructure managers
trueChicago Public School Teachers’ Pension & Retirement Fund is searching for infrastructure investment managers to run up to a $50 million total commitment.
Mitsui & Co. to buy 20% stake in Australian infrastructure debt boutique
trueMitsui & Co., the Tokyo-based trading giant, will take a 20% stake in Melbourne, Australia-based infrastructure debt boutique Westbourne Capital.
CalSTRS investing overseas amid U.S. disarray on highways
trueCalSTRS, the second-largest public pension fund in the U.S., is having difficulty finding suitable infrastructure projects in which to invest some of its $191.2 billion in assets, partly because Congress has been unable to agree on a long-term transportation financing bill.