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Special Report on

Pension Funds and Infrastructure Investment

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This research study has various objectives. First, to highlight the importance of investment in infrastructure on economic growth. Second, to underscore the need for a competitive and transparent process to implement these investments, which must be aimed at efficiency and obtaining a proper balance between private and social benefits. Third, to identify the potential of pension funds as a flow of resources that can be channeled toward the development of infrastructure. And finally, to quantify the impact that the destination of these funds could have on the long-term growth projections of a country. To this end, we conducted an ...
also limiting monetary policy effectiveness. While many economists agreed a fiscal stimulus was needed under these conditions, others maintained that fiscal policy would not work because government debt would use up savings that would otherwise go to investments, what economists call crowding out . Proponents countered that the negative effects of crowding out are limited when investment has already stagnated. The measures are nominally worth $787 billion. The Act includes federal tax cuts, expansion of unemployment benefits and other social welfare provisions , and domestic spending in education, health care, and ...
A Brief History of the MLP Mutual Fund - youssef mzaoui's blog
Of the many investment products out there, the MLP Mutual Fund has attracted a lot of interest with its recent introduction. Here is a brief review of its operations.   Master Limited Partnership (MLP) is a type of limited partnership that is publicly traded. There are two types of partners in this type of partnership.   Limited Partner General Partner   The limited partner is the person or group that provides the capital to the MLP and receives periodic income distributions from the cash flow of MLP, whereas the general partner is the party responsible for managing the affairs of MLP and receives compensation that is linked ... market research, surveys and trends
Pension funds from Canada to bid for HS1
This option will reset the home page of Railway Insider. Railway business intelligence source restoring closed widgets and categories. Reset Railway Insider. Railway business intelligence source homepage Home   »  Pension funds from Canada to bid for HS1 Two pension funds in Canada are interested in High Speed 1. Borealis, the infrastructure investment arm of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, is working with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on a joint offer for the concession of the railway linking London and the Channel Tunnel. The pension funds are facing competition from at least two ... market research, surveys and trends


Brazil Pension Funds May Get Approval to Boost Stocks (Update3 ...
June 19 (Bloomberg) -- Brazilian pension funds that manage more than 425 billion reais ($215 billion) may be allowed to move all of their money out of fixed-income assets and into investments with higher potential returns such as stocks and private equity, the industry regulator said. The government drafted the proposal as the benchmark interest rate fell below 10 percent for the first time this month. Current regulations allow funds such as Previ, which manages the pensions of government-controlled Banco do Brasil SA employees, and Petros, the fund for employees of oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA , to put no more than 58 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Infrastructure, the crisis, and pension funds - Public Services ...
Dec 12, 2009... and 22 percent of the total stimulus in high income economies”. ..... It is estimated that $100 billion-$150 billion of fund money has been raised ... the investment practices of infrastructure funds are not .... [15] PSIRU 2009 Local government pension funds and private companies ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Property has its burden
I AM thinking of buying a positively geared property and either directing all the income into salary sacrificing through my employer or using the income to pay more off the mortgage on the house I live in, or doing these things for a short period and then buying a negatively geared property. Which strategy is best or is there a better way altogether? Is it worth considering any of these options within a self-managed super fund? I am 54 with $100,000 in super, earn $98,000 a year and have an indexed $20,000 non-age retirement pension. I have an existing investment property valued at $700,000 returning $35,000 a year, with a ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Mexico pensions bet $460 mln on property, debt
MEXICO CITY, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Mexican private pension funds are on track to more than double their investment in private equity this year after placing roughly $460 million with real estate and debt funds this month. The 14 pension funds, known as Afores, may allocate 8 percent of their roughly $100 billion in assets to "capital development certificates," or CKDs, which regulators conceived last year as a way for the Afores to make private equity bets. The Afores purchased about $1 billion worth of the new certificates through a handful of deals in 2009, but dozens of private equity projects are being considered as ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


A balance of Pension Funds Infrastructure Investments: The ...
Pension funds and infrastructure investment. 130. 5.4.1) Indirect investment of PFAs in infrastructure. 133. 5.5). Obstacles in the direct investment of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
An Analysis of the Report of the Commission to Promote Investment ...
his Congressional Budget Office (CBO) paper analyzes the report of the Commission to Promote Investment in America's Infrastructure. The commission's report considered the need for more investment in public infrastructure by the federal and state and local governments and recommended several new means--including a National Infrastructure Corporation and an Infrastructure Investment Company--to provide credit assistance to state and local governments for infrastructure projects. As requested by the House Committee on the Budget, this paper reviews how the commission's recommendations could affect the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Pension Fund Investment in Infrastructure: A Resource Paper
pension fund infrastructure investments create private-sector jobs, such as in .... B. Why infrastructure investments may be attractive to pension funds ...
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The Philippine economy seems comparatively well-equipped to weather the global financial crisis in the short term as a result of the efforts over the past few years to control the fiscal deficit, bring down debt ratios, and adopt internationally-accepted banking sector capital adequacy standards. The Philippine banking sector -- which comprises 80% of total financial system resources -- has limited direct exposure to distressed financial institutions overseas (i.e., $2 billion, less than 2 percent of aggregate banking system assets). Conservative regulatory policies, including the prohibition of investments in structured ...