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China eases funding restrictions for project finance

Local governments will be able to use proceeds from special-purpose bonds as project capital, as the country tries to stimulate economic growth.

Regulators and private debt managers need to talk more

The spotlight is intensifying as private debt’s role in the stability of the financial system is questioned – and misunderstandings needs to be addressed.

Gulf markets need long-term debt instruments

The region needs a long-term instrument to refinance mini-perms. But, as Victoria Mesquita Wlazlo of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius argues, its capital markets must deepen if project bonds are to be effective.

‘No limit’ to AXA IM Real Assets’ potential investments in infra

CEO Izabelle Scemama said the French asset manager is interested in ‘the classic infrastructure sectors’, but not PPPs where returns are ‘more challenging’.

PE-backed midstream companies have ‘generally lower’ credit ratings

Private equity financial sponsors ‘take advantage’ of over-performance by paying themselves instead of repaying debt, according to a report from Standard & Poor’s.

China’s deleveraging creates opportunity for foreign capital

China’s recent efforts to reduce its economy’s addiction to debt have brought more infrastructure assets to market and slowed down domestic competition, several analysts and investors say.

‘A little bit of stress could be good’

Global head of infra debt Andrew Jones walks us through the deployment of AMP Capital’s $2.5bn third junior debt fund, now fully invested.

Kommunalkredit plans €250m debt fund close ahead of double fund launch

The Austrian group is also teaming up with Meridiam to try to win a €300m local broadband tender against Macquarie and Allianz.

Carlyle plots infra debt buildout with Erik Savi hire – exclusive

Executive’s arrival comes two months after leaving his position as head of infra debt at BlackRock.

AllianzGI holds first close at €270m for European infra debt

Vehicle will provide opportunities for low-ticket-size investors to access infrastructure debt through co-investments.
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