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Zak Bentley

Zak Bentley
Zak Bentley is a senior reporter at Infrastructure Investor based in London. Zak joined Infrastructure Investor in 2016 from Centaur where he was a reporter at their Clean Energy Pipeline title. He has a detailed knowledge and experience of the financial and regulatory aspects of the global renewable energy market, as well as the wider infrastructure market. Zak has a degree in English and History from the University of Birmingham.
Investors are also demanding better reporting from managers if they are to proceed with their ESG targets.
Number 10 Downing Street
The UK government’s ‘infrastructure revolution’ could come with a change to how Treasury assesses projects’ value for money. That would help explain why the private sector’s role in it appears limited.
The government has tabled a law decree to revoke the concessions of Autostrade per l’Italia, which it holds responsible for the deadly Morandi Bridge collapse in August 2018.
Port of Barry
The third instalment of the manager's Renewable Energy Income Partnership series sees it pair up with the National Grid UK Pension Scheme.
The pension group is looking for managers with either global, UK or renewables-based strategies, following its expansion into infrastructure debt last year.
The project, which includes a link between Maryland and Virginia, is set to be one of the US's largest PPPs.
GIP, Cheung Kong Infrastructure and Orsted are among the owners of the assets that agreed to a 'voluntary payment' requested by the regulator for their roles in a nationwide power cut last year.
Airplane
The sale has attracted the ire of some public officials as the government gears up for the privatisation of Aéroports de Paris.
Long derided as a soft touch, regulators have flexed their muscles in 2019, giving investors cause for concern.
Fund continuations have so far taken shape through entire portfolio rollovers. But does the future lie in single-asset funds?
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