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How aligned are Blackstone and its LPs with Saudi Arabia’s PIF?

The risks of sharing a blind pool where the sovereign wealth fund plays such an outsized role are being thrown into sharp relief.

LPs push Blackstone to raise infra fund’s hurdle rate at first close

One investor said the original rate was ‘just not a standard hurdle’, as we take a closer look at the $5bn first close.

Diversity matters

The fact workplace diversity played a role in Chicago Teachers’ recent $50m infrastructure allocation underlines how important the issue is becoming to LPs.

Diversity a factor in Chicago Teachers’ decision to pass on Blackstone

CIO Angela Miller-May stressed it wasn’t the clincher in its recent decision to allocate $50m with IFM Investors and Ullico Investment Advisors.

Wanted: better performance data

There is strong demand for an infrastructure performance benchmark

Big data is watching you

Technology has enabled investors to learn more about how infrastructure assets work than ever before – and they’re taking advantage of this insight in different ways.

Trump appears to go cold on private sector infra plans

The president told House Democrats that PPPs will not solve US infrastructure problems, indicating he will extend federal spending instead for his 1$trn infra spend.

CapDyn in $275,000 SEC deal over solar fund mischarges

The agency said the Swiss firm ‘improperly allocated’ almost $1.3m of expenses to the vehicle it managed until 2014.

Ross-Navarro infra tax credits come under scrutiny

The infrastructure plan, first proposed before the US election, calls for tax credits of up to 82% of equity investments to lure in private investors.

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