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In volatile times, infrastructure debt is one part of the investment universe in which LP support remains strong, finds Claire Coe Smith
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Investing in real assets has become increasingly popular, and debt funds that provide financing for real assets projects are no exception, writes John Bakie.
The Sydney-based fund manager said it believed its Infrastructure Debt Fund IV was the largest-ever fundraise for an infra mezzanine debt strategy.
Eugene Sullivan, a principal investment officer at the organisation, tells PDI how his team has been helping global insurers to gain private infrastructure debt exposures this year.
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Nest is targeting 5% of its £8bn in assets for private debt investments as it takes it first steps into private markets.
Infrastructure debt has become an intensely competitive area of the alternative credit market with banks and insurance companies crowding into the space.
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The UK-based fund manager will launch the Foresight Renewable Energy Income Fund this month, a debt fund targeting A$150m-A$200m that will invest in smaller-scale renewables projects.
The two vehicles, co-managed by Hanwha Asset Management and Hyundai Investments, have received commitments from eight South Korean insurance firms.
energy pipeline
Investing in the energy sector can be complicated and BDCs are steering clear of lending to the sector, but targeting the midstream could be the key to making oil and gas work for private debt funds.

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