October 2016 Issue

    Follow the money

    With unlisted infrastructure managers increasingly targeting listed investments, Jeremy Anagnos, CIO, infrastructure for CBRE Clarion Securities highlights the benefits of the asset class

    A winning strategy

    Having implemented strategies for the likes of JPMorgan and CPPIB, and advised Brookfield and Macquarie, Mark Weisdorf talks about his latest and most personal venture

    The big shift

    InfraVia Capital Partners’ investment in NGD, Europe’s largest data centre, is a key example of the infrastructure opportunity offered by digitalisation, says Bruno Candès, a partner at the firm

    A peek inside LPs’ minds

    We polled 90 limited partners on what they intend to do with their infrastructure programmes next year

    Making the uninvestable investable

    The Asian Development Bank takes a page out of the European Investment Bank’s project bonds book to boost regional infrastructure financing. Nia Tam reports

    St Helena airport? It blows

    Compensation battle looms after severe winds disrupt airport opening

    Too much of a good thing?

    A new study by Oxford University suggests China’s infrastructure investments might actually ‘threaten the Chinese and the global economy’

    Typo of the year

    We speak to Brookfield’s Justin… Bieber?!

    A mega pipeline

    As oil majors feel the heat from lower energy prices, they’re selling off their midstream jewels. A one-off opportunity or a promising trend?

    Learning from failure

    Recent failed restructurings have not been in vain: secondaries is an evolving industry and it is learning from its early missteps

    Why did AllianceBernstein scrap its infra debt team?

    While BlackRock and Macquarie have seen their commitment to the sector pay off, AB chose to double down on real estate. We take a look at what that means – or doesn’t mean – for infra debt

    ‘Green striping’ to fuel China’s green economy?

    Paul Davies and Aaron Franklin, from Latham & Watkins, argue that Chinese issuers could attract more international investors if they made sure a portion of domestic bonds conform with international green bond standards

    Much ado about nothing?

    Global investors have had their eyes on the innovative structure used to fund London’s £4.2bn ‘super-sewer’. But with Thames Tideway Tunnel now in the sights of the UK’s spending watchdog, Matthieu Favas investigates whether investors should be worried

    Plugging into the Middle East

    Wissam Anastas, of Deutsche Alternative Asset Management Global, uses Jordan and Egypt as case studies to highlight the opportunities and challenges of the MENA energy sector

    Beating Expectations

    At $14bn, Brookfield’s third fund broke an industry record for size. Infrastructure head Sam Pollock, renewable energy CEO Sachin Shah and managing partner Justin Beber tell Joel Kranc how Brookfield built up to this point and what’s next

    Spotlight – Pantheon

    Andrea Echberg talks about Pantheon's latest fund, Brexit, and the explosive growth of infrastructure secondaries.

    The biomass deal that refused to burn away

    With a landmark UK biomass project struggling to get off the ground, Macquarie Capital stepped in to clinch an innovative financial close, reports Zak Bentley