infrastructure assets

Investment Strategy

AMP: Infrastructure deal flow limited

Institutional investors’ insatiable appetite for infrastructure assets is being curbed by limited deal flow, according to Paul Foster, head of infrastructure for Australia and New Zealand at AMP Capital. Foster, who was a speaker at the recent Financial Services Council’s conference, described Australian superannuation funds as “rightfully agnostic” when it came to domestic versus offshore […]
Hedge Funds

Infrastructure needs super

A cap on both fund manager fees and investor returns is the key to overcoming state government caution on infrastructure deals, according to Garry Weaven of Industry Funds Management (IFM). Speaking to investors at an Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees event in Sydney, Weaven outlined a proposal in which a fund manager, such as IFM, […]
Investment Strategy

IFM ramping up GDP-linked infrastructure

Infrastructure investor Industry Funds Management believes that 2013 could be a good year to invest in GDP-linked assets after significant investment in regulated assets in recent years. Kyle Mangini, IFM’s Melbourne-based head of infrastructure, says that valuations for GDP-linked assets, such as airports, seaports and toll roads are at an attractive point in the cycle, […]
Investment Strategy

Hastings staff to “interact” more with clients

Suzanne Pence, director of business development at Hastings Funds Management, will leave in August as the company’s investment staff is tasked with more client contact. Pence joined the Sydney office of Hastings, which manages $7.7 billion in infrastructure assets from its Melbourne headquarters, in July 2010. Her exit comes as the company hires Graham Durant […]