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New York State Common picks BlackRock for $2 billion unconstrained bond allocation
trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund made $2.55 billion in investments and commitments in January.
Preqin: More interest in direct infrastructure investments
trueA growing number of institutional investors are looking to invest directly in infrastructure rather than committing to pooled funds, new survey data from Preqin show.
Pantheon closes second global infrastructure fund
truePantheon Ventures closed its Global Infrastructure Fund II with more than $1 billion in capital, exceeding the targeted fundraising and surpassing the private equity firm’s inaugural 2009 vintage fund.
New Mexico Public Employees to launch search for listed infrastructure
trueNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association plans to launch an RFP as early as April 1 for a manager to run between $100 million and $200 million in a listed infrastructure portfolio.
Cambridge Retirement launches passive large-cap equity, infrastructure searches
trueCambridge (Mass.) Retirement System is searching for a passive large-cap value domestic equity manager to run about $80 million and an infrastructure manager to run $30 million in a core open-end fund.
Tesco pension fund invests in U.K.'s Pensions Infrastructure Platform
trueThe defined benefit plan of Tesco PLC has become the latest investor in the U.K.'s Pensions Infrastructure Platform.
Taiwan's BLF seeks managers for $2.4 billion in infrastructure, real estate securities
trueThe Bureau of Labor Funds, which oversees seven public funds in Taiwan with combined assets of NT$2.9 trillion (US$92 billion), is looking for firms to manage US$1.8 billion in global listed infrastructure securities and US$600 million in global real estate securities.
Chicago teachers pension fund issues RFI on Chicago-area infrastructure investments
trueChicago Public School Teachers' Pension & Retirement Fund issued an RFI for infrastructure investment managers focused on infrastructure investments in the Chicago area.
Pensions Infrastructure Platform recruiting for investment team
truePensions Infrastructure Platform, an organization designed to give pension funds greater access to infrastructure projects in the U.K., is currently recruiting to build its in-house investment team.
Standard Life Investments expands infrastructure debt team
trueAlex Campbell was named investment director for infrastructure debt at Standard Life Investments, a spokeswoman said.
AMP boosts infrastructure debt team in London
trueRoopa Murthy joined AMP Capital as a director and Giles Gray joined as an associate on the firm's infrastructure debt team in London.
Clean tech loses power in energy portfolios
trueOnce positioned to be a star of investors' portfolios, clean technology has been reduced to bit-part status, morphing into an opportunistic investment in a broader energy infrastructure strategy.
Canada Pension Plan takes 25% stake in Australian toll-road project
trueCanada Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto, on Monday said it will take a 25% ownership stake in a tunnel tollway to be built northwest of Sydney, for A$525 million (US$411 million).
Real estate managers, investors turning to secondary markets — conference panel
trueReal estate money managers are looking to cities and regions they wouldn't have considered 12 months ago, said panelists speaking at IMN's 12th Annual Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing in Laguna Beach, Calif.
Manchester, London pension funds partner to invest in U.K. infrastructure
trueGreater Manchester Pension Fund, Manchester, England, and London Pensions Fund Authority teamed up to commit up to £500 million ($755 million) to invest in infrastructure opportunities.