Investors - DECEMBER 13, 2016

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Texas ERS commits A$65m to Australian infrastructure fund

by Jody Barhanovich

The $24.9 billion Employees Retirement System of Texas has committed A$65 million ($48.7 million) to QIC Global Infrastructure Fund, an infrastructure fund managed by Australia-based Queensland Investment Corp.

The closed-end QIC Global Infrastructure Fund will offer investors access to a large investable universe of attractive infrastructure assets in developed OECD economies with a focus on Australia. The fund is targeting A$1.5 billion ($1.12 billion) of total capital commitments.

The QIC fund held a A$1.06 million ($800 million) first close in August 2014, representing more than 50 percent of its equity fundraising target. The fund is scheduled to hold a final close in first quarter 2017.

QIC’s second investment vehicle in its infrastructure portfolio is its

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