September 2015 Issue

    Month: September
    Year: 2015

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    Antin Solar’s one facility to rule them all

    A hybrid structure – including Italy’s first ever project bond – aggregated seven separately-financed assets under one facility, while mitigating the worst of Italy’s retroactive tariff cuts, Antin Solar chief executive Umberto Tamburrino tells Low Carbon Energy Investor editor Bruno Alves

    Looking to the Future

    Wendy Norris, head of infrastructure and timberland at Australia’s giant Future Fund, spoke exclusively with Infrastructure Investor Research & Analytics about the organisation’s approach to co-investment and emerging markets among other things

    ‘The criticism is unravelling’

    Victoria Treasurer Tim Pallas defends the Labor government’s actions over Port of Melbourne and the East-West Link, and thinks the private sector should welcome its future plans. He spoke with Andy Thomson

    Collateral thinking

    Brazil has been home to surprisingly few public-private partnerships. Carolina Paiva Zanolo of law firm Machado Meyer examines the reasons why and suggests a possible solution

    The US fights back

    Liquefaction deals saw the US take centre stage during a very busy second quarter of the year for project finance.

    Japan calling

    The country’s pension giant GPIF is on the hunt for managers.

    Sent back from where it came

    Governor Christie conditionally vetoed a bill aimed at expanding New Jersey’s existing P3 legislation.

    Making the best of a forced sale

    A renewable energy and energy efficiency fund manager took advantage of benign circumstances to put together a new debt facility.

    Russia in its sights

    Rise Capital is entering the Russian market through a strategic agreement with an energy-rich region.

    Government by the sea

    Little known fact? The Treasury is a big owner of assets, including infrastructure, around the UK coast.

    Beauty in the eye of the beholder

    Network Rail has forwarded a gallery of images of its ‘beautiful’ London Bridge redevelopment. Commuter praise may not be fulsome.

    Hoping for a break-down

    Could a fresh injection of glamour for the asset class be snatched away?

    Game for anything

    Infrastructure’s image could be set for an upheaval if a new video game proves a hit.

    The power of understatement

    OPTrust may choose to stay out of the spotlight but it’s not for lack of newsworthy developments. Gavin Ingram tells Kalliope Gourntis how the Canadian pension has built up its infrastructure portfolio, generating double-digit returns and partnering with some of the world’s leading institutional investors in the process

    How to steer clear of corruption

    Investors need to be aware of the severe implications of failing to identify and manage risks in certain jurisdictions. Lloyd Firth of WilmerHale guides readers through the minefield

    Look out for the hidden dangers

    Certain risks in infrastructure projects are well analysed, others less so. Anna Walker and Cvete Koneska of Control Risks urge greater consideration of political, social and regulatory factors

    The next generation

    At a time when established renewable technologies are entering the investment mainstream, specialised financiers are striving to retain their edge. The GIB’s Gregor Paterson-Jones and Impax’s Peter Rossbach tell Matthieu Favas how their organisations seek to stay close to the wind.

    Why investors need to get real

    Has the risk environment for infrastructure investors altered fundamentally? We brought together four experts from the investment, advisory, political and regulatory worlds to consider the evidence, in conversation with Andy Thomson

    Moving into the spotlight

    Investors are beginning to discover the merits of listed infrastructure – both relative to its unlisted cousin and in its own right. Andy Thomson meets with five leading players in the space.