Investment and Governance Training

Take part in 1:1 and group training for investors on all investment issues, demystifying investment jargon and complexity.

Investment issues have become increasingly complex and difficult to understand. Investment jargon can prevent committee members from truly understanding the investment issues concerned, hampering their ability to make appropriate decisions.

We provide highly experienced advisers, capable of bringing clarity to the complex world of investment. Training can be delivered on specific asset classes, derivatives or issues of liability hedging etc. Training can be to groups or on a 1:1 basis.

More knowledgeable committee members should engender better decisions. At a minimum, it will increase the level of discussion and reduce the probability of poor outcomes and inappropriate investments.


The Paradox of Infrastructure Investing: At the Crossroads

Over the last decade, the search for yield in a zero-interest rate environment and greater portfolio diversification have fuelled investor interest in private market assets, leading to global assets under management (AuM) almost trebling. Whilst the rise in popularity of private equity and private credit has been openly discussed, infrastructure has not received such wide coverage: it remains a small percentage of aggregate private capital assets but capital flows into the asset class have nevertheless been substantial, increasing more than threefold over a 10-year period, with its share of total private markets AuM growing from approximately 5% in 2008 to 9% in 2018[1].

With this increase in appetite, has come a rise in the number of infrastructure mega funds – typically, a reliable indicator that an asset class is entering the mainstream. Historically, infrastructure investment was dominated by banks, governments and those with specialist operating knowledge. This is no longer the case, as we shall see. Is that a good thing? If so, what are the strategies for success and the pitfalls to be avoided? Our report covers the following:

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