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Unlisted managers turn into partners for large funds

A growing list of demands by large institutional investors when investing with unlisted asset managers is making them increasingly picky in their partners. Alignment of values, co-investments, joint-partnerships, strategy caps and fees that reduce with scale were all cited as essential by portfolio managers speaking at the Conexus Financial Private Assets Conference. Barry Brakey, head […]
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First State Super catches up on infrastructure

First State Super is using its scale to directly invest in complex infrastructure deals that are out of the reach of other investors in a crowded market. Damian Webb, head of income and real assets at First State Super, told delegates at the Conexus Financial Private Assets conference in Melbourne how the fund has grown […]
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Private equity market overheats

Private equity markets are overheated from cheap finance and the best deals are only coming from small niche investments, according to Siguler Guff. George Siguler, the founder of the private equity manager which has $10 billion in funds under management, cites Preqin research that shows managers worldwide have $3.8 trillion invested in the asset class, […]
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Political uncertainty shakes infrastructure asset sales

An uncertain political climate effecting the surety of supply combined with increasing demand for infrastructure assets continues to put pressure on demand/supply dynamics, two leading Australian infrastructure investors agree. AustralianSuper and HOSTPLUS, who will be speaking at the Private Asset Conference in March, confirmed that low interest rates and a move away from equities has […]