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Creating an industry standard

EDHECInfra’s Sarah Tame explains how its eight broad market indices aim to give investors the tools needed to measure the asset class’s risk-adjusted performance.

The case for district heating

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

Evolving infrastructure innovation

Our world will effectively be rebuilt over the next two decades, and transformative change is required in how cities are constructed, energy is generated and consumed, goods and people are transported, and how the expanding urban footprint is sustainably managed, argues Gregory J. Smith, chief executive of InstarAGF

Roads to collaboration

VTB Capital’s Oleg Pankratov, head of infrastructure capital and project finance, and managing director Alex Moroz look at the growth story of Russian infrastructure investment, with a focus on the potential for further external investment in transport projects

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

Shades of green

In Europe and the US, the growth of renewables, buoyed by public opinion, has shifted the energy equation. Dean Kennedy, Deutsche Bank’s London-based Global Transaction Banking product manager, and Brent Canada, the bank’s New York-based head of infrastructure and energy debt origination, share their views from both sides of the pond.

Changing times

Across the infrastructure sector, technological advances are changing the way managers approach their assets. Duncan Symonds, European director of asset management for IFM Investors, believes adjusting to this landscape is essential if you want to thrive and not only survive in the sector in the years to come

Why funds are reaching for a finance umbrella

Umbrella fund finance facilities can be a convenient and cost efficient option for managers with a number of strategies under one roof. Leon Stephenson and Alex Griffiths of law firm Reed Smith explain why.

Russia: Roads to collaboration

VTB Capital’s Oleg Pankratov, head of infrastructure capital and project finance, and managing director Alex Moroz look at the growth story of Russian infrastructure investment, with a focus on the potential for further external investment in transport projects.

ESG: Too risky to neglect

Leisel Moorhead, a partner in the global infrastructure team at QIC, explains how ESG considerations were front and centre throughout the firm’s Port of Melbourne acquisition
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