April 2013 Issue

    The debt settlers

    Bruno Alves talks to three debt fund managers currently fundraising to find out about the travails of raising infrastructure’s new ‘it’ vehicles.

    Heavyweights eye Midway Airport

    AMP Capital, Ferrovial, GIP and IFM are all lining up to operate the Chicago airport

    OTPP’s Dowd in surprise exit

    The head of the Canadian pension’s C$8.7bn infrastructure programme stepped down on March 11

    Fixed income veterans launch infra bond fund

    Legg Mason’s Western Asset Management targets £1bn for publicly traded infrastructure bonds

    Time to get engaged

    Adverse rulings heighten the need for investors to talk to politicians and regulators. This was a key takeaway from our annual gathering of luminaries in Berlin  

    Bubble trouble

    When does asset price inflation turn into a bubble?

    A sense of déjà vu

    Cincinnati is both a reminder of parking’s troubled legacy in the US as well as a nod to the allure of doing business on campus.

    Coming of age

    There are still some causes for concern, but the infrastructure asset class is growing up fast.

    Quick off the mark

    Quick off the mark   With two major transport deals closing in the first quarter, the US market has started 2013 with a bang. However, a limited project pipeline means this year is unlikely to be the one that heralds a long-awaited boom in US transport deals. John McKenna reports   These are heady days […]

    The cover jinx

    It’s unofficially the fastest-growing urban legend in the asset class.

    LatAm’s next great infra play

    Obliging legislation and deal flow are making Mexico a magnet for Latin American infrastructure investment. Chris Glynn reports

    Room for improvement

    US infrastructure is improving! But not by very much

    Train kept a-rollin'

    UK junior transport minister Norman Baker may end up being the country’s first rock n’ roll minister

    Why CHP may be the future of European energy

    With European electricity generation in a state of flux, where can investors find opportunity today? Jim Campion of EnerCap Capital Partners provides a possible answer