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Predicting the next decade: Regime change 

Europe’s regulatory regimes are becoming more punitive and may have reached ‘an inflection point’.
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Japanese PPPs slow to take off

Airport PPPs may have been a success but local authorities are still reluctant to transfer other types of assets to the private sector.
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‘Negative political environment’ could wipe out £40m in HICL’s Affinity Water

The valuation in the UK water asset has also been affected by the upcoming regulatory review, which HICL says ‘represents significant challenges’.
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Carlyle to tap US water sector in deploying infra fund

The DC-based firm has entered a partnership that is shortlisted to develop a new wastewater facility in Oregon.
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We need to talk about Southern Water, regulation and ESG

The UK utility's repeat offences that led to a record-breaking fine raises serious questions about how asset managers are held to account.
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Southern Water fined £126m by regulator for ‘serious failures’

UK water company showed ‘scant regard for its responsibilities to society and the environment’, according to Ofwat.
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UK water reaches ‘peak regulatory reset risk’, S&P says

An average 3% fall in revenues is expected from March next year as operational costs rise.

Will the RAB model last?

Tim Briggs, a partner in Herbert Smith Freehills’ competition, trade and regulation practice, on why the UK’s regulatory framework has been so successful, its greenfield potential and how it could all fall apart.

The US airport sector is still taxiing for take-off

Across the country, increased needs in ageing sectors is providing opportunity for investors – yet questions of funding models and increased politicisation remain.

Blue Sky appoints former Hastings boss as chairman

Andrew Day, who led Hastings Funds Management for six years, will step into the role later this month.
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