Category: Project Finance

S&P Global Ratings publishes Infrastructure Finance Outlook, its latest quarterly newsletter

S&P Global Ratings has published its latest edition of Infrastructure Finance Outlook – the quarterly newsletter reviewing the global infrastructure sectors’ key new stories. Changes in regulations and advances in technology have plunged the infrastructure sector into a period of disruption. In this edition, S&P Global Ratings discuss the credit risks and opportunities that the rise of autonomous vehicles and smart …

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BPL Global’s James Esdaile on the growth of the CPRI market in Reactions

Speaking to Reactions magazine, James Esdaile, Managing Director, BPL Global, provides a candid overview of the past and future of the credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) market. According to Esdaile, the CPRI market has come a long way since he entered the business in 1997 – what was once a small market niche with …

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Credit risk, stranded assets and the environment: S&P Global Ratings’ Mike Wilkins contributes a chapter to a major new Routledge study

With ongoing advances in sustainability, the risk of being unable to monetise ca​r​bon assets grows by the day. A new book from Routledge, Stranded Assets and the Environment: Risk, Resilience and Opportunity, explores the ramifications of asset stranding across various sectors of the global economy. Mike Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance at S&P Global Ratings, …

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Natixis announces new appointments to Executive Committee

In line with its strategic plan, Natixis has announced that Anne-Christine Champion, Natixis Global Head of Distribution & Portfolio Management, Olivier Delay, Natixis Global Head of Real Assets, Dominique Fraisse, Natixis Global Head of Energy & Natural Resources and Cyril Marie, Chief Financial Officer of Natixis Investment Managers will join the bank’s Executive Committee. These …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Mar Beltran sheds light on Carillion’s collapse for Construction News

Writing for Construction News, S&P Global Ratings’ Mar Beltran analyses the reasons behind Carillion’s demise. The U.K. construction services firm’s troubles can be traced back to 2012. Beltran comments: “Among the main culprits are the significant impairments to projects and decreasing operational margins, which both suggest failures in risk management policies.” There are lessons to …

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PFI not to blame for Carillion’s collapse, says S&P Global Ratings

Carillion’s compulsory liquidation has not only disrupted the U.K.’s construction market; it has dredged public debate about the efficacy of the U.K.’s private finance initiatives (PFIs). S&P Global Ratings’ research paper on Carillion’s collapse argues that the PFI scheme itself should not be held accountable for Carillion’s demise. The rating agency instead offers an alternative …

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S&P Global Ratings publishes its latest quarterly newsletter, Infrastructure Finance Outlook

S&P Global Ratings has published its latest edition of Infrastructure Finance Outlook – the quarterly newsletter reviewing the global infrastructure sectors’ key new stories. Amid a raft of regulatory and technological disruption, many segments of the infrastructure space are in the midst of change. This edition discusses the most pressing challenges and opportunities that infrastructure investors and …

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BPL Global’s inaugural Market Insight report covered by the specialist press

Market capacity for credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) has grown by 30% since 2015 according to the first ever Market Insight report released by BPL Global, marking its 35th year as the leading CPRI broker. Based on market statistics and BPL Global’s own portfolio, the report provides an analysis of the CPRI market’s capabilities, …

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S&P Global Ratings’ 2018 green bond outlook covered by the specialist press

S&P Global Ratings expects strengthening green bond market fundamentals to fuel about a 30% increase in self-labeled instruments globally in 2018, pushing issuance to around $200 billion for the year (2018). This news, published in a report entitled Green Bonds Issuance Is Expected to Shoot Up Further was covered by the following in the specialist …

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Writing for the World Bank blog, S&P Global Ratings’ Mar Beltran outlines New South Wales’ infrastructure turnaround

Following a countrywide slump for infrastructure projects during the financial crisis, the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) is displaying signs of promise. Thanks to its application of new financing models and regulatory rigour, NSW’s economic growth is outstripping the G20 average. In turn, NSW has become a blueprint for regional regeneration. In a …

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