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Andy Thomson is a Senior Editor at PEI with responsibility for Private Debt Investor, the leading title focused on the world's private debt markets. Andy works closely with team members in London, New York and Hong Kong. He has been with PEI for many years, having worked previously on Private Equity International and Infrastructure Investor.

Flatt and Marks exclusive interviews: How ‘Brooktree’ reshapes the landscape

It’s all in the timing, or is it? We speak with Howard Marks and Bruce Flatt about the deal that has everyone talking.

UK relaxes rules to encourage fundraising

The UK government has unveiled plans to unlock further investment into private equity and real estate by doubling the amount that local councils can allocate to limited partnerships.

Hubbard switches from CBRE to InfraRed

Robin Hubbard, formerly an executive director with fundraising responsibility at real estate giant CBRE, has joined InfraRed Capital’s investor relations team to focus on real estate and infrastructure.

CBRE head of infrastructure leaves

Amid a change of strategy at the firm, Umer Ahmad has moved on from global real estate services giant CBRE. Ahmad was appointed to the post of head of infrastructure in July last year.

RE V Infra: A turf war’s first skirmishes?

As an asset class, infrastructure may one day be as big as real estate – assuming the latter doesn’t annex much of the former. Andy Thomson, editor of PERE's sister publication Infrastructure Investor, takes a closer look.

Palmer Capital heralds march into renewables infra

Alex Price, chief executive of real estate manager Palmer Capital, says his firm’s new UK solar park fund – which is aiming to raise £52m – could herald a trend of real estate funds targeting the renewable energy infrastructure space.

Partners Group moves into Paris

Partners Group, the Switzerland-based private markets investment manager, has continued its international expansion with the launch of a new office in Paris. The firm, which now has 15 offices in total around the world, has opened five of these offices since the beginning of last year.

Equity-shy pensions embracing alternative assets

A shift in strategy by pension funds worldwide means they now comprise around half of alternative asset managers' investor base, according to a recent survey. The survey also shows pensions’ already strong appetite for real estate continuing to grow as they seek to diversify away from equities.

CBRE appoints new head of infrastructure

The global real estate services giant has recruited Umer Ahmad from Barclays as its new head of infrastructure, focusing on financial advisory services. His appointment follows the firm’s recent hire of Sir Andrew Foster as a strategic advisor on infrastructure.

Future Fund pays £145m to join Gatwick syndicate

The mystery of who would be the fourth member of the equity syndicate for Gatwick Airport has been solved, with Australia’s Future Fund paying £145m for a 17.2% stake in the Global Infrastructure Partners-owned asset.
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