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Infrastructure: a new asset class?

The funding of infrastructure projects by institutional investors is a topic being hotly debated right now. While the hurdles for institutional parties looking at such opportunities are many, there is a growing feeling that in such a low-interest-rate environment, their potentially high yields make them worth the risk and effort.

The HSBC team that worked on the UK’s first project bond. Top, from left to right: Edward Barnes, Matthew Taylor, Christopher Quayle, Matthew Bailey and James Cunniffe. Bottom: Katrina Haley, Scott Dickens, Phil Adam and Steven Mowll

HSBC switches on UK project bond market

Credit-enhanced project bonds have taken time to reach the market, but a debut UK deal arranged by HSBC could set a useful precedent for financing offshore power transmission infrastructure.

Plugging the global infrastructure funding gap

Governments scramble to bridge the infrastructure gap.

The long road to project bonds

The long road to project bonds

It has proven to be a slow and laborious process getting the first credit-enhanced project bonds structured in Europe, but the first deals are finally expected in 2013.

A new blueprint for funding global infrastructure

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development may have found a new and much-needed source of infrastructure funding in pension funds, but the problem is far from solved, as governments still need to set up the framework to help them invest. 

Qatar World Cup 2022

World Cup success gives Qatar infrastructure a boost

Qatar's successful bid to host the 2022 football World Cup is a testimony to the country's global ambitions. Development projects are already under way to fulfil stadia, hotel capacity and infrastructure requirements, giving a further boost to the country's already burgeoning economy.

Crumbling Infrastructure

America's crumbling infrastructure: can private capital save it?

The US is in trouble. Its infrastructure is in dire need of repair but the heavily indebted country cannot afford to pay for it. All the more surprising then that the overtures of private – and in many cases foreign – capital are being met with resistance.

Deriner Dam was built to reduce Turkey's energy dependency, but was criticised because its impact on key historical sites

Turkey grapples with project finance demands

Turkey is facing the task of doubling its installed power-generating capacity in the next decade, while also speeding up reforms in the energy sector to ensure planned projects can gain access to finance. Writer David O'Byrne

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CEE infrastructure generates international teamwork

With help from multilateral institutions, transport infrastructure finance deals in the new and aspiring EU members are still being completed, but on much more conservative terms. Writer Philip Alexander

Funding African infrastructure

The parlous state of infrastructure in Africa is one of the main reasons the continent has never achieved its immense potential. The Banker's roundtable attempts to find out how this situation can be rectified and where the money will come from to fund it. Writer Charlie Corbett

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