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S&P writes for KPMG’s monthly magazine on why the time is ripe to invest in infrastructure

The timing for governments, banks and private investors to invest in infrastructure couldn’t be better, says Mike Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance at Standard & Poor’s, in KPMG’s recent Insight Magazine. In the article Wilkins explains how 20 years of experience rating project finance transactions helps S&P to understand why projects fail, and what …

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S&P tells GB&FR that all eyes are on Europe’s Juncker Plan

Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance at Standard & Poor’s, writes for Global Banking & Finance Review about the ‘Juncker Plan’ – an initiative announced by the European Commission in January, which has the ambitious objective of boosting Europe’s faltering economies by delivering €315 billion of infrastructure investment over the next three years. Certainly, securing …

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S&P talks to TFR about how investment in infrastructure can more than double your money

At a time when more private investors are entering the infrastructure market, filling public funding shortfalls, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance at Standard & Poor’s, Michael Wilkins, discusses infrastructure multipliers with Trade & Forfaiting Review in their July/August Awards issue. He explains that investment in infrastructure generates much more than the initial spend in terms …

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“The European Investment Advisory Hub is a key pillar of the Juncker Plan”, S&P tells the specialists

Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance at Standard & Poor’s, explains that the recently-launched European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH) is a key participant in the delivery of finance to infrastructure projects across the EU and, therefore, is a key pillar of the European Commission’s (EC) ‘Juncker Plan’. The plan aims to boost economic growth …

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The return of the banks to project finance: S&P looks at the implications in Dutch pension fund magazine

In the June issue of Dutch pension fund APG’s Pensions.doc magazine, Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, says that over the past 20 years he has seen the project finance sector grow from strength to strength, fast becoming a highly attractive asset class to institutional investors, particularly pension …

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S&P tells gtnews “Europe’s mid-market is coming on in leaps and bounds”

Standard & Poor’s Taron Wade talks to gtnews about the surge of private investment Europe’s mid-market experienced in 2014. Specifically, she explains that alternative lending markets were able to open up to a wider range of companies through the emergence of unlisted and senior secured debt deals, and that despite economic stagnation in the region, …

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