April 2016 Issue

    Month: April
    Year: 2016

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    Position of power

    Himanshu Saxena and Brad Nordholm tell Kalliope Gourntis about Starwood Energy’s 10-year journey, the dramatic shifts that are transforming the energy sector and how the firm plans to capitalise on emerging power opportunities.

    Secondaries: boom times ahead?

    Adam Le argues infrastructure secondaries are poised to grow as managers like Arcus seek solutions to extend funds

    Getting ready for change

    With over 800 senior executives present in this year’s edition of our annual Berlin Summit, the industry discussed how to face the future. Chase Collum reports

    Monopolies under attack for Aussie ports

    The second wave of Australian port privatisations no longer ensures investors a monopolistic position. But are they still attractive assets, asks Nia Tam

    A vote of confidence

    What made South Korea’s largest asset manager create a €100 million fund focusing solely on Spanish infrastructure projects? Nia Tam has the answer

    Where there’s a wheel…

    PEI is trying to collect money to do what it preaches: invest in infrastructure.

    Does not commute

    Self-driving car tries to ride the bus in California

    A familiar road bump

    What does the bankruptcy of SH130’s concession company mean for the US P3 market?

    Ramping up

    Legal & General head of clean energy John Bromley tells Jordan Stutts about the insurer’s first major step into the UK clean energy market.

    D is for disruption

    Automation, energy storage, cyber-attacks – disruption in its many guises was a key topic at our record-breaking Berlin Summit 2016

    Doing it right

    Dominic Helmsley and Jason Cogley talk about SL Capital Partners’ investment philosophy, alignment of interests with LPs, and more

    The X factor

    With fierce competition for assets and increasing pressure on returns, Bruno Alves and three infrastructure fund managers discuss why active asset management might be more important than ever

    An educational deal

    Chase Collum tells the story of how Corvias Campus Living successfully closed an innovative multi-campus student housing deal using a framework it borrowed from the transportation space

    The reserve power opportunity

    The UK’s excess power margin could hit 0% in the winter of 2016-17, making blackouts more likely and creating a market for reserve power projects, argues Oxford Capital investor relations director Ed Reekie

    A tale of two markets

    With privatisations and secondaries opportunities up for grabs, brownfield assets will provide the bulk of France’s marquee deals this year. But greenfield shouldn’t be discounted further down the line. Matthieu Favas reports from Paris

    Look away from the mainstream

    Brandon Prater and Patrizia Buser, of Partners Group, tell investors where to find sustainable returns in today’s fiercely competitive landscape

    Will we stay or will we go?

    Dominic Church, managing director of public affairs consultancy Westminster Advisers assesses the possibility of Brexit – and what it might mean for infrastructure investors