Tag Archive: institutional investors

ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul discusses trade finance as an investment in GTNews

Among bankers, trade finance has been known as an attractive low-risk asset class for decades, yet it has been less obvious to institutional investors. Olivier Paul, Head of Policy at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission explains how this is now changing. Indeed, there are significant opportunities to increase uptake of trade finance …

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RiskFirst case study looks at how Centrica uses PFaroe to empower its pension risk management

Centrica Combined Common Investment Fund, which supports three separate pension schemes at Centrica with a combined total of £7.5 billion in assets, is at the vanguard of pension risk management and asset allocation. Indeed, the fund was recently recognised as the leading corporate pension fund above €5 Billion at the Chief Investment Officer Innovation Awards, while …

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S&P Global Ratings talks to The Treasurer about why appetite for project finance is on the up

Cited in the latest edition of The Treasurer – the flagship publication of the UK’s Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) – Michael Wilkins, managing director of infrastructure finance at S&P Global Ratings, offers his insights on why we have seen interest for infrastructure assets growing across the capital markets in recent years. In the article …

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Brexit’s impact on infrastructure investment: S&P Global Ratings’ new survey reported in the press

With only weeks to go before the UK decides on the future of its EU membership, S&P Global Ratings has weighed in on the Brexit debate, specifically by looking at the possible impact on the country’s infrastructure. Built on findings from a survey of 51 institutional investors, its new report, ‘Post-Brexit, Long-Term Funding Is UK Infrastructure …

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Natixis and KB Insurance enter infrastructure and aviation co-investment agreement

Natixis and KB insurance announced the signing of a partnership agreement to co-invest in infrastructure and aviation debt last week. This is the fifth agreement signed by Natixis with institutional investors across Europe and Asia as part of the bank’s pioneering model to open the infrastructure and aviation-debt asset class to non-bank financial institutions on a …

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Writing for Property Week, S&P allays fears over investment in the UK’s private rental sector following Budget statement

With the release of the Chancellor’s Budget last month, new taxes on property raised concerns among UK investors. However, in an opinion piece for leading real estate magazine Property Week, Michael Wilkins, managing director of infrastructure finance at Standard and Poor’s, argues that the attractiveness of the UK’s private rental sector (PRS) is likely to …

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S&P’s report on the growth of the UK’s Private Rented Sector covered by the specialist press

High demand for rental homes is seeing investment flow into the British Private Rental Sector (PRS). According to a new S&P report, ‘Generation Rent’, the market has doubled in the past 25 years to close to 20% of the total housing stock, and this share is set to grow further. The report shows that assets …

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