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A first time for everything: S&P writes for IPE on its methodology for assessing pension fund capital risk

In the Special Report: Credit supplement of this month’s IPE magazine Standard & Poor’s Robin Burnett reveals that pension fund appetite for direct participation in infrastructure debt continues to grow, but this comes with increased risk. In response to this emerging trend, he explains, S&P has created its first ever methodology for assigning a ‘risk assessment’ to certain types of pension funds – a view which can be incorporated into the rating of project finance transactions exposed to such funds. Ultimately, this new insight will provide the transparency necessary to promote growth in this rapidly changing market.

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