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Ofgem’s RIIO-2 framework provides few benefits to investors, consumers or the system itself. It’s time for regulators to think beyond the status quo.
The draft determination has sparked the ire of the UK energy market after allowed returns were set between 3.9% and 4.2%.
One of the new rules includes lowering the threshold that would trigger a FIRB review of foreign investment in infrastructure assets from A$275m to A$0.
HK-Zhuhai-Macao road
While certain restrictions make China’s REITs less favourable to those of Hong Kong and Singapore, they allow sponsors to recycle capital and retain control of the underlying assets.
Emergency financial support
Industry bodies and heavyweights such as David Rubenstein have urged governments to grant private equity access to public funds.
European Union Flags
From France to Poland to the UK, check out how governments are strengthening screening rules on assets deemed essential for security and public order in light of covid-19.
Estimates suggest that anywhere between A$27bn and A$50bn could be withdrawn from superannuation funds, but there should be adequate liquidity in the system to cope.
All foreign transactions will be subject to FIRB review, a process that will now take six months instead of 30 days.
The state's proposal to add a surcharge to management fee income and carried interest has the industry there scrambling to kill the measure.
Wind farm Western Australia
The Australian Energy Market Commission rejected calls from investors to move to average loss factors in a ruling that 'undermines the energy transition underway'.
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