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Bruno Alves

Bruno Alves is Senior Editor of Infrastructure Investor. Bruno has been a journalist since 2004 and joined Infrastructure Investor in 2009, where he quickly rose to become Associate Editor and a leading writer covering the infrastructure asset class. In 2013 he joined Euromoney to edit their Trade Finance title, before returning to PEI Media in late 2014 as the launch editor of Low Carbon Energy Investor, PEI’s global energy transition publication.

Are air conditioners infrastructure?

The line between opportunistic investments, legitimate expansion of the asset class’s boundaries and strategy drift is a fine one to tread.

SUSI hires new Asia head after Kerkwijk ‘unexpectedly’ departs

Wymen Chan is joining from Armstrong Asset Management and will lead the manager’s Singapore-based investment team from September.

Industry veteran joins Ofgem

Macquarie Capital’s Simon Wilde tells us about the newly created, investment-facing role, as the UK energy watchdog warns investors to brace for ‘significantly lower returns’.

KKR in five charts

As the manager prepares to close what could be the year's largest fund on more than $7bn, we bring you interactive charts on its AUM growth, past fund performance, fees, team growth and more (hover over to go full screen).

National security fears and intervention thresholds: a 21st century powder keg

Watching the German government tie itself in knots to prevent China State Grid buying into 50Hertz drove home how inadequate its laws are.

KKR loses third founding member from European infra team

Senior director Ram Kumar’s mid-July departure follows the exits of director Guido Mitrani in March and global co-head Jesus Olmos in April.

Spanish tariff victories are important, but ultimately Pyrrhic

Antin is the latest foreign investor to win compensation for the country’s retroactive renewable subsidy cuts – however, the sums are minor compared with the savings netted.

Suspicious minds

Interest rate rises are a chief concern for infrastructure investors. But the asset class is proving resilient throughout different economic cycles. If anything, as rates increase, so does interest from investors.

A game of risk

Demand for regulated assets shows no signs of abating, but neither does regulatory risk as a major investor concern. We delve into the apparent cognitive dissonance.

Rethinking reputation

Maintaining a good track record, resisting style drift and choosing the right partners are usually the boxes ticked to mitigate reputational risk. But with the rise of the #MeToo movement, industry stakeholders need to expand their horizons.

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