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    June 2016 Issue

    Features
    A turning point?

    Indonesia has been operating far below its growth potential for years. Nia Tam finds out if it is finally ready to thrive.

    Understanding infrastructure risks and returns

    Simon Wilde and Jessica Wilde use Norway’s recent decision not to invest in infrastructure as a springboard to discuss the asset class’s lack of adequate performance data, the first of a series of articles on the topic.

    A tailored approach

    Whitehelm Capital pioneered and has stuck with separate account investing for the past 18 years. Bruno Alves catches up with founding partner and CIO Graham Matthews shortly after he relocated to London to grow the manager’s European business

    Sunny side up

    Amid regulatory upheavals and increased competition for deals, renewables are becoming a tougher nut to crack. However, three industry luminaries tell Matthieu Favas why investor appetite for the sector has never been greater

    Beyond compliance

    Therese Lennehag, head of responsible investment at EQT, explains how integrating ESG into every part of a private equity business is much more than a box-ticking exercise

    The right balance

    EQT’s view on ESG demonstrates that an integrated approach to sustainability brings key benefits and is aligned with the pursuit of superior returns

    From theory to practice

    ESG has shifted from a good public relations move to a crucial financial criterion for both GPs and LPs. Asset managers which aren’t on board may be left behind, Kalliope Gourntis finds

    What Brexit means for airports

    Fresh from advising GIP on the sale of London City Airport, Slaughter and May’s Mark Horton, Christopher Wright and Fran Gillon take a detailed look at how regulation would be affected if the UK leaves the EU

    Buy, build and sell

    Impax Asset Management’s Peter Rossbach on how the firm’s investors profit from the strategy of feeding growing demand for long term yield on operational renewable assets

    Regulars
    If it’s broke, fix it

    There is no shortage of evidence that US infrastructure needs an overhaul, and no lack of bipartisan support to make that happen. So why is progress so slow?

    How to put Myanmar on the grid

    Electricity shortages are threatening Burma’s modernisation drive. Rather than a lightbulb moment, what the country really needs is a method to attract investment

    Life after SunEdison

    When SunEdison declared bankruptcy in April, it raised big questions for the future of its TerraForm yieldcos and numerous warehouse facilities. Jordan Stutts finds out what’s next

    Follow ‘The Whale’

    Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, one of the world’s largest pensions, is diving deeper into infrastructure. Expect smaller fish to follow, writes Nia Tam

    BlackRock loses two European infra debt founders

    After a year of record growth, European co-heads Chris Wrenn and Philippe Benaroya leave the business, writes Bruno Alves

    Welcome to the age of consolidation

    It took 20 funds to raise $10.8bn during Q1 of 2015; this year, only 10 were needed to raise $14.3bn. But how does consolidation affect investment?

    Old-timers and new beginnings

    Known faces looking for an equity top-up and fresh initiatives seeking to get off the ground made for a busy month, reports Matthieu Favas

    May your pipeline runneth over

    Free beer for life helped draw retail investors to finance Bruges’ first beer pipeline

    The Mexicali-Calexico pipeline

    An underground tunnel the length of four football fields between Mexico and California promised strong returns with low commodity volatility, but was ultimately derailed by high regulatory risk

    Wiggle room

    With no chance of adopting an availability payment mechanism for North Carolina’s I-77 managed lanes project, a clever new mechanism was needed. Chase Collum reports

    We like pre-emption rights, and then we don’t

    In a highly competitive infrastructure market, pre-emption rights can be of enormous value – or a great source of stress and difficulty, write Berwin Leighton Paisner’s Mark Richards and Tim Sumner

    June