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Infrastructure Breakfast Briefing
Transcript of Infrastructure Breakfast Briefing
Sovereign wealth funds Project finance:
Investment banks & insurance funds Looming energy gap!
Creaking infrastructure marred by years of under-investment!
Business lobby crying out for better infrastructure!
Foreign competition! Reliable transport, secure energy, resilient water and waste services, high speed broadband, smart cities... BASEL III SOLVENCY II According to the FT, "the combination of higher capital reserves and focus on addressing asset mismatches is undermining interest in large, longer-term project finance loans." http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/engineering_construction/mark_wiseman UK population is predicted to pass the 70million milestone in 2029, but growth is not evenly distributed. 2011: Govt. outlined top 40 priority infrastructure projects including Crossrail, Broadband UK, Smart Meters, HS2, Mersey Gateway Bridge, A14 and Thames Tideway Tunnel Spending vs. Loans Localism? GLA for Northern Line extension to Battersea Regulatory framework Macquarie Capital China Investment Corporation
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Resource scarcity A driver in two directions: climate stress and low carbon networks