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Bruno Alves

Bruno Alves is Senior Editor of Infrastructure Investor. Bruno has been a journalist since 2004 and joined Infrastructure Investor in 2009, where he quickly rose to become Associate Editor and a leading writer covering the infrastructure asset class. In 2013 he joined Euromoney to edit their Trade Finance title, before returning to PEI Media in late 2014 as the launch editor of Low Carbon Energy Investor, PEI’s global energy transition publication.

Diversity matters

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

IFM raises $6.5bn for debt and equity fund

Twenty-nine investors from Europe and the Middle East contributed $2.15bn to the total over the past year-and-a-half.

AllianzGI nears first close for UK infrastructure debt fund

UK infrastructure projects vehicle could raise up to £500 million as AllianzGI reveals it has committed £1bn to projects so far.

AMP debt fund lends $200m to telecoms firm

The mezzanine investment comes from the manager’s recently closed third fund, which closed on its $2.5bn hard-cap.

Analysis: Are LPs getting their way on fund terms?

With the possible exception of hurdle rates, LPs can count victories on management fees, carry and the growing number of bespoke structures being employed.

HSBC sets up infra debt platform

The unit is hoping to sign its first mandate with the group’s insurance company and will focus on senior investment-grade infrastructure debt.

GIP debt fund in $125m US power deal

Global Infrastructure Partners Capital Solutions Fund is buying the majority of a $135m senior secured term loan for a 453MW power plant portfolio owned by Heorot Power.

Macquarie establishes US infra debt team

Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions has appointed two veterans to expand its global $4.4bn debt business as it eyes US energy, transport, telecoms and social infra P3s.

AllianceBernstein scraps two-year-old infra debt team

The US firm is exiting infra debt just as its five-member team, led by Gerry Jennings, was preparing to raise two debt funds targeting a combined $1.5bn.

BlackRock launches UK DB fund

The semi-open-ended vehicle, targeting UK defined benefit schemes, is aiming for a 5% net annual yield through investments in infrastructure debt, renewable energy, real estate debt and other alternative investments.

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