Currency risk, emerging markets and fee structures are some of the topics on the minds of prominent European LPs, who don’t always find it easy to see eye-to-eye with the managers who pitch them for commitments. By Cezary Podkul
A combination of abundant natural resource and government support has made Latin America - and Brazil and Mexico in particular - increasingly attractive to infrastructure funds eyeing renewables. Alexandra Atiya reports
European leaders have ambitious plans to better connect the continent’s energy infrastructure. But planning and funding crossborder projects will not be easy, argues Bruno Alves
Cezary Podkul highlights some of the compelling exchanges at this year’s Infrastructure Investor: Europe forum in the German capital
To catch investor attention, funds need to differentiate themselves, think smaller, cut fees and have management teams with a track record in the space.
In an exclusive interview with Andy Thomson, former Babcock & Brown global infrastructure head Peter Hofbauer discusses his new role at the helm of Hermes GPE’s infrastructure operation.
The bankruptcy of the South Bay Expressway in Southern California demonstrates why it’s good the infrastructure lobby doesn’t always get what it wants in Washington DC.
Indian banks took a stranglehold on Infrastructure Investor’s global mandated lead arranger (MLA) league table for the first quarter of 2011, accounting for no less than four of the top ten places.
The infrastructure fundraising dip in the first quarter of 2011 was notable. Fund managers should not be panicking yet, but nor should they underestimate the difficulties facing LPs.
A recent Macquarie media gathering in New York highlighted that the public and private sectors need to identify common ground on how to proceed with the massive Tappan Zee bridge replacement project.
The recent foreclosure of a UK ferry operator owned by three Australian pension funds and Macquarie is a textbook example of how a perfectly acceptable deal in 2005 can go very wrong in 2011.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has transformed himself into a cartoon superhero. But will he still stand up for infrastructure?
Tod’s, the Italian shoemaker, will foot (pun intended) the €25m bill to restore Rome’s world-famous Colosseum in exchange for some branding.
Some Greek drivers are refusing to pay road tolls - another blow to the credibility of traffic forecasting.
In one of the many television series in which he has featured, leading businessman Sir Gerry Robinson was challenged to drive down waiting lists in Britain’s health service. Now, his challenge is to return to health infrastructure assets battered by the Crisis. Andy Thomson met with Robinson and fellow founding partner Spence Clunie to find out more about their new venture, Ancala Partners
Despite a succession of pulled parking privatisations in the US, Kent Rowey of law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer maintains that such deals are not doomed to failure. He outlines a set of principles that should be adhered to in order to ensure future success.