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Infrastructure as an Asset Class

Investment Strategies, Project Finance and PPP

Wiley, J,
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The market for infrastructure is vast and, contrary to popularbelief, the range of potential infrastructure investments isextremely broad. An investor who does not have a sufficientoverview and insight into the infrastructure market or an awarenessof the suitable investment opportunities and the risks they entail,will find it difficult to select the right investments.
This book is a comprehensive guide to the subject, bringingtogether the topics of infrastructure investments, project financeand public private partnerships (PPPs), equipping investors withthe necessary theoretical knowledge and background information aswell as practical examples in order to further their understandingof the key aspects of infrastructure investments.
It answers questions such as: How is infrastructure defined?Which sectors are classified as infrastructure, how are theycategorised, and what are the differences between them? Isinfrastructure an asset class in its own right? If so, what are itscharacteristics? What are the fundamental options for investing ininfrastructure? What is a good starting point for institutionalinvestors? How should infrastructure funds be evaluated? What risksdo they entail and how can these risks be identified and assessed?How should they be structured in order to best allocate theserisks?
The book discusses the differing objectives and expectations ofthe parties involved and the conditions required by publicprincipals and investors in order to enable these groups toovercome the ?language problems? they largely encounter.
In addition to background knowledge and information on thelatest developments in the individual subject areas, the book alsoexplains the methodology of project finance in detail, both fortraditional project finance and in the PPP context, establishingthe key differences to other forms of financing, guiding readersthrough the various phases of project analysis on a step-by-stepbasis using practical examples.
Well structured infrastructure investments can serve to improvethe risk-return profile of an investor?s overall portfolio onaccount of their long term and their low level of correlation withtraditional asset classes. This book will assist investors in theirunderstanding of infrastructure investments, leading to a betterinformed portfolio.
"A comprehensive and well-written overview of many relevanttopics in the infrastructure sector; a useful guide for everyoneinvolved or interested in the infrastructure area."
Henk Huizing, Head of Infrastructure, PGGM
"A comprehensive book that effectively marries the topics ofinfrastructure investing, project finance and PPPs as well asbridges the gap between the theoretical and the practical - theauthors are to be commended on this work."
Marc S. Lipschultz, Global Head of Energy and Infrastructure,Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
"Quite a book and one that should definitely be part of thetoolkit of those who are interested in the Infrastructure assetclass. Had this comprehensive work been available ten years ago, nodoubt, one or two of us certainly would have done thingsdifferently. So, let's keep it closely at hand as a guide for thefuture that helps us deliver even better outcomes for allstakeholders and enables us to further develop the assetclass."
Ron Boots, Senior Portfolio Manager - Co head InfrastructureInvestments, APG All Pensions Group


Titel: Infrastructure as an Asset Class
Autoren/Herausgeber: Barbara Weber, Hans Wilhelm Alfen
Aus der Reihe: Wiley Finance Series
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9780470689448

Seitenzahl: 284
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Dr. rer. pol. Barbara Weber, Lic. oec., MSc is the foundingpartner of BIBS CAPITAL AG, an investment advisory firm focused oninstitutional private equity, portfolios, specialised ininfrastructure and clean energy, and offering a broad range ofstrategic and asset allocation services to institutional clients.She has over 12 years of direct and fund investment experience inthese areas gained during several years with Dresdner KleinwortBenson, PolyTechnos and, since 2003, with BIBS CAPITAL AG. Shepreviously worked for the private sector development group of theWorld Bank in Washington DC on Russia. Barbara lectures at theEuropean Business School and regularly writes for various academicand non-academic journals. Barbara wrote her Ph.D in Economics atHarvard University and University of St. Gallen. She holds an MScin Business & Operations Research from Warwick University and apost graduate degree in International Relations from MannheimUniversity.
Prof. Dr.-Ing., Dpil.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Hans Wilhelm Alfen ishead of the chair of Construction Economics at theBauhaus-Universität Weimer in Germany, General Manager andfounder of Alfen Consult GmbH, Weimar, and Partner of BIBS CAPITALAG, Zürich. He has more than 20 years of practical experiencein developing and investing in infrastructure as well asresearching and teaching in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia,Europe and Latin-America. Before joining theBauhaus-Universität Weimer he worked in leading positions inthe construction as well as in the consulting industry. ProfessorAlfen is significantly involved in the German PPP standardisationprocess as researcher and advisor. He can refer to a long list ofnational and international publications.

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