New Mexico State Investment Council (SIC) has approved a $150m (€127.6m) commitment into an infrastructure debt fund managed by Newmarket Investment Management. 

The sovereign wealth fund said in a meeting document that it has approved the capital to Newmarket International Infrastructure Finance Company Fund III.

The investment, which is New Mexico SIC’s first-ever investment with the manager, is being made via the sovereign wealth fund’s fixed-income portfolio.

Newmarket Investment expects to raise $1bn for the fund by February next year to invest in the speciality finance sector.

The global infrastructure debt fund targets an 8% to 10% net return.

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