SWFI First Read, November 6, 2016

India’s NIIF Could Allocate to Renewable Projects

India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is seeking to possibly allocate US$ 600 million toward a US$ 2 billion private equity fund that will back renewable energy projects in India. Other investors in the fund appear to be India’s largest utility NTPC, the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a target of having 175GW of renewable energy generation by 2022.

VicSuper Hires Andrew Howard as CIO

VicSuper named Andrew Howard as chief investment officer. He replaced Oscar Fabian who retired earlier in 2016. Previously, he was CIO at Pacific Current Group (formerly Treasury Group). Howard also held roles at Mercer and Frontier Advisors.

CDPQ Provides NAPEC with More Financial Firepower for PCT Contracting LLC Takeover

On November 3, 2016, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) announced they invested C$ 5 million in Drummondville-based NAPEC, a company that builds and maintains electrical transmission and distribution grids, as well as networks for natural gas utilities. In addition, NAPEC is buying PCT Contracting LLC, an energy service provider in the Greater New York area. CDPQ has been invested in NAPEC since 2011.

Arlington County Employees’ Retirement System Commits to Latest Bison Capital Fund

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