Friday SWFI News Roundup, February 19, 2016
Ardian Infrastructure to Bid for 2 French Regional Airports
Ardian Infrastructure confirmed its application to bid in the upcoming tender for the privatization of the Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. Ardian Infrastructure will bid as part of a consortium of French and international investors. Ardian Infrastructure is a key shareholder of London Luton airport, which is the fifth largest airport in the United Kingdom and one of Europe’s busiest airports for private jet movements. Ardian Infrastructure is also an institutional investor in Italian airport group, 2i Aeroporti, which has holdings in six major Italian airports including Milan, Turin and Naples.
Largest SWF Can Now Invest in Iranian Government Bonds
Norway’s Ministry of Finance announced the country’s sovereign wealth fund will be allowed to invest in Iranian government bonds after the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action by Iran. Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) was prohibited to invest in government bonds in Syria, North Korea and Iran since January 2014.
APFC to Have Special Meeting to Discuss Pending Legislation
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