Institutional Investing in Infrastructure
September 1, 2013: Vol. 6, Number 8Buy For $175.00 Add to Cart
Give and take: Infrastructure investors have learned the lesson that leverage can be both a blessing and a curse
After the global financial crisis, excessive use of leverage left a bad taste for many investors, who watched their returns bottom out as private fund managers turned away from stable returns and toward greater risks. Today, many investors and investment managers are looking to add value through strong operations as much as from financial structuring.
The next frontier: New funding models and vehicles in wind power finance are broadening capital participation and lowering funding costs
Wind power finance is entering a period of tremendous change — and opportunity. A confluence of factors is now setting the stage for new funding vehicles to lower the cost of wind energy and unlock the next phase of wind power development. The financial players willing to step forward and seize this opportunity will profit both from growing their businesses and from establishing themselves as market leaders in the forefront of financial structuring.
Up in smoke: Investors put the practice of natural gas flaring to the test
The development of shale gas and oil in the United States is growing exponentially, and that has been a blessing and a curse. Concerns about water and air pollution are well documented, and recently a lesser-known worry about the boom in shale energy — flaring — is making headlines.