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Ownership is not the key to overvalued assets

Reports from the UK and Australia show that both the public and private sector are perfectly capable of delivering overweight RABs, suggesting the problem lies elsewhere.

China State Grid’s 50Hertz deal scuppered as Elia pays up €976m

IFM Investors sells 20% of its holding to the Belgian operator, which now owns 80% of the German grid operator, with an option to buy the remainder.

Global Summit: Engagement key to managing political risk

Populist sentiment may be putting pressure on politicians to tighten regulation, but improving communication between the public and private sectors – and changing the tone on both sides – is key to managing political risk.

Regulation, regulation, regulation

Ofgem’s ‘tough new framework’ – hot on the heels of Ofwat’s recent call for ‘profound changes’ – signals the end of a golden era of UK regulated investment.

UK energy network owners face ‘significantly lower returns’

Energy regulator Ofgem proposes price controls as its CEO calls out Cheung Kong Infrastructure for not sharing gains with consumers.

MIRA: ‘We want to be here for the next 100 years”

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets is the world’s largest infrastructure manager. Martin Stanley, the man at the helm, talks about its entrepreneurial regional strategy, why the UK’s nationalisation debate requires private sector engagement, and how it plans to be around for a long time.

UK water regulator demands ‘profound changes’ from water companies

Ofwat tells UK water providers to drop their cost of capital to a record low and be ‘more efficient and innovative than ever before’.

Risky business

The government’s recently announced National Energy Guarantee could shorten contract duration, creating a risk-return profile closer to fossil fuel merchant generation, argues Maven Libera’s Mark Gemmola

UK infra investment ‘imprudent’, London pension scheme warns

Concerns over asset renationalisation have pushed the Collective Investment Vehicle to pursue a more global approach to infrastructure.

NY Summit: ‘If we’re lucky, we’ll have an infra bill a year from now’

Martin Klepper recently resigned as the first executive director of the Build America Bureau but says President Trump has at least sparked a conversation about infrastructure that’s been ‘very helpful’.

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