IPFA UK: London: Future Leaders Network (FLN): Systematic Risks in Infrastructure Projects

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Hosted by: UCL

Project finance and PPP represents a form of fixed price contracting. Their role in providing public and private clients with cost certainty about an assets build (and operation) is fundamental to the preference of this procurement method over others. As the number of projects applying these procurement methods increases, so too does the opportunity for looking back to assess the performance against the range of systematic risks they face. The role of these systematic risks in determining the volume and types and finance that project finance ventures are able to attract is fundamental, especially through a period of continued fiscal austerity and anticipated increases in the flow of private finance into major public infrastructure. The need to identify, manage, transfer and insure these risks remains paramount. Is there need to develop new products to account for these and to facilitate their optimal allocation? Are the improvements in construction risk management from project finance procurement being acknowledged by investors? How are these risks being assessed by the institutional investors and rating agencies? This event will discuss these topics, raising questions about how the industry can improve understanding of the range of systematic risks.

The agenda is outlined below.

Registration 5.00pm

5.30pm Welcome and Introduction by the Host
Alex Murray, Teaching Fellow, UCL

5.40pm Keynote Address
Frederic Blanc Brude, Director, EDHEC Business School Asia-Pacific and EDHEC Infrastructure Institute-Singapore

6.00pm Panel Discussion
Moderated by: Dr. Aris Pantelias, UCL Course Director, MSc Infrastructure Investment and Finance
Anurag Gupta, Director & Global Lead for Power-Infrastructure, KPMG
Luisina Berberian, Associate, Infrastructure Finance Ratings, Standard & Poor’s
Leonidas Papanikolaou, Low Carbon Contracts Company
Michael Frankland, Investment Director, John Laing

Question & Answer Session

7.00pm Closing Remarks

7.05pm IPFA Update
Warren Bradley, Mott MacDonald; IPFA UK FLN Committee Member

7.10pm Networking Drinks Reception kindly hosted by UCL

 

For further information, please contact Jessica Jenkins e: jjenkins@ipfa.org

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March 15th, 2016 5:00 PM   to   9:00 PM
Chancellors Hall
Senate House
Malet St
London, WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom