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Investing in Infrastructure Funds

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Multilateral development finance institutions (MDFIs) are increasingly looking to private-equity style infrastructure funds as a new vehicle for investing in emerging markets infrastructure. Since the late 1980s, 14 MDFIs have developed private equity fund investment programs, of which at least five have emphasized infrastructure fund investments, namely, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Investment Corporation, Islamic Development Bank, and Multilateral Investment Fund. This article explores several rationales provided by MDFIs for their investments in private infrastructure funds, including ...
agreeing to an acquisition without itself committing all the capital required for the acquisition. To do this, the financial sponsor will raise acquisition debt that ultimately looks to the cash flows of the acquisition target itself to make interest and principal payments. Acquisition debt in an LBO is often non-recourse to the financial sponsor and has no claim on other investment managed by the financial sponsor. Therefore, an LBO transaction's financial structure is particularly attractive to a fund's limited partners, allowing them the benefits of leverage but greatly limiting the degree of recourse of that ...
this week at amtrak 2008-03-11
NEWS FLASH! Three cheers for the Union Pacific Railroad; Amtrak’s reservations web site is showing sleeping car space available on the full route of the Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Seattle, effective April 1, 2008. A visit to the web site confirms all types of accommodations, along with full dining car service is shown for sale. Checking the same trip for March 31, 2008, only a combination of coach rail and bus connections are available. This can ONLY happen by the hard and diligent work of the Union Pacific Railroad and its profound determination to reopen its north/south rail line in Oregon. As of press time for ... market research, surveys and trends
infrastructure-based funds back in vogue due to govt's big push
The infrastructure theme in mutual funds industry is like festivals in India. It�recurs with predictable regularity to garner mixed�response. This year funds that play�on infrastructure theme are back in vogue, because of the Budget�s emphasis on infrastructure. The government has earmarked Rs 12,887 crore for urban infrastructure, an increase of 87% over the previous year.�This gives an indication for infrastructure funds and investors to align their strategies towards the theme. If reports are to be believed, Reliance MF new infrastructure fund offer has managed to mop up around Rs 2,500 crore. So would these do well to offer ... market research, surveys and trends


Investing in Infrastructure Funds
New Zealand is estimated at 5 percent of its GDP. (around $4 billion). Canada $125B. Ireland ...... and perspectives on investing in infrastructure funds. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Infrastructure, the crisis, and pension funds - Public Services ...
Dec 12, 2009... infrastructure spending for 2009 represents on average 64 percent of the total ... investing in infrastructure funds ..... It is estimated that $100 billion-$150 billion of fund money has been raised globally and is ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Institutional Investors Increasingly Looking at Green Private Equity and ...
/PRNewswire/ -- Green private equity is on the agenda of virtually all institutional investors, with more than 90 per cent wanting exposure to the sector, according to a new survey. Over 90% of institutional investors claim they want to have exposure to 'green' investments. The level of interest and commitment varies markedly across institutional investors, with most taking a cautious but positive step into the green sector. However, there is strong expectation in the private equity industry that the performance of green investments will improve over the next few years and that increased institutional allocations will ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Early treatment key for HIV-positive patients: WHO
(Reuters) - The number of people receiving medicines for the AIDS virus leapt by a quarter last year but more patients need to be brought into treatment before they are too sick, the World Health Organisation said on Monday. Presenting the data at an international conference on AIDS in Vienna, the WHO said an estimated 5.2 million people were being treated for the AIDS virus at the end of 2009 after an extra 1.2 million people started treatment during the year. It described the increase -- the largest in a single year -- an "an extremely encouraging development" but called for more programs to help patients receive ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Survey of Institutional Investor Sentiment towards Infrastructure ...
intend to continue investing in infrastructure funds over the long term. 63% of investors have no immediate plans to change ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Investing in Infrastructure — Office of the Governor
Building on the Lingle-Aiona Administration's initiative to invest in Hawai`i's infrastructure, Governor Lingle released this week $17.25 million for capital improvement projects and new construction at public schools on Maui, Lana`i, Hawai`i and O`ahu. The Governor also released $7.6 million to improve state hospital facilities. Governor Lingle reads "The Hungry Pua`a and the Sweet Sweet Potato" by local author and Milken Award recipient Leonard J. Villanueva to Webling Elementary School third grade students during a visit to the campus last year. The four projects are: Kihei High School – $8 million will be ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Global Projects Blog - The Rise of Infrastructure Funds
UPDATE IV: October 2009 -- The infrastructure fund industry has hit a fundraising lull. Too many of the intermediaries have been too greedy and there are alignment of interest problems with some of the better-known fund platforms. The pensions and other institutional investors are taking a pause as they re-evaluate their infrastructure strategies. The industry is undergoing major structural changes. Recently I published a short essay describing how I see the industry evolving, which is available here . UPDATE III: March 2008 -- Several articles have appeared in the past month that cite the June 2007 PFI piece on the Rise of ...
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Why Funds are investing in US Real Estate companies? | LinkedIn ...
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Investing in real estate/infrastructure funds | LinkedIn Answers ...
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