February 2018 Issue

    Month: February
    Year: 2018

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    Fundraising’s silver lining

    There are two schools of thought for 2017’s fundraising totals: the positive, which shows the average infrastructure fund growing larger, and the negative, that fewer funds actually closed, writes Jordan Stutts

    Death of an apolitical dream

    Lord Adonis’s resignation as chairman of the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission raises uncomfortable questions about the body’s relevance and future.

    Turning on the private sector tap

    The US needs up to $1trn to plug its water gap over the next 30 years, but so far private sector participation has been scant.

    Against the tide

    Australia’s water sector seems to have been ‘left in the past’, but there is hope that may change.

    Specialisation creates opportunity

    Ridgewood Infrastructure’s Ross Posner and Michael Albrecht talk about why their firm focuses on the US water infrastructure opportunity,

    Reaching a watershed

    Future-proofing an urbanising world’s water sources and infrastructure requires unprecedented flexibility and collaboration, and a willingness to embrace innovation, writes Gregory Smith of InstarAGF.

    ‘Little evidence’ for PFI cost savings

    The scheme has come under fire from the National Audit Office days after construction group Carillion was liquidated.

    Sharia shortage?

    Islamic finance has been rapidly growing, but Muslim-majority countries are still facing some of the world’s worst infrastructure shortfalls.

    Trump will focus on regulation

    After resigning from the Build America Bureau in October, Martin Klepper speaks to Infrastructure Investor about President Trump’s infrastructure plan.

    The case for district heating

    Emma Haight-Cheng, AMP Capital’s European head of infrastructure debt, finds the emerging infra sector is heating up.

    Key phrase for 2018: ‘social purpose’

    Carillion’s collapse underlines how hard life might become for infrastructure investors that are unable to conclusively demonstrate how they add value to the communities they operate in.

    What makes QIC tick?

    Global Infrastructure co-founder Matina Papathanasiou talks about the manager’s audacious first fund, its forward-looking approach and why infrastructure is losing out by not employing more women.