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Infrastructure Report: Notes from the road with Chase McWhorter

Chase McWhorter, managing director of Institutional Investing in Infrastructure, is back from a series of events, including the i3 Roundtable in New York City, VIP Infrastructure in Toronto, and the EQ Forum in San Francisco. He recounts the discussions for us. (07/2019)

Infrastructure Report: ESG’s evolution and uneven adoption

ESG is now firmly established as an investor requirement of fund managers, but that adoption has not always been smooth. Efforts such as the Equilibrium Forum, an annual conference produced by Equilibrium Capital, provides investors, consultants and operators with an opportunity to share their ideas and experiences around ESG investing. Dave Chen, chairman of Equilibrium Capital, discusses key takeaways from the recently completed eighth annual Equilibrium Forum. (06/2019)

Infrastructure Report: Insights from the i3 roundtable

Megafunds, late-cycle investing, style drift and the U.S.-China trade war are among the topics on the mind of Chase McWhorter, managing director of Institutional Investing in Infrastructure, as well as the minds of the investors he recently met with in New York City. (05/2019)

Infrastructure Report: Crowdfunding platforms move into the space

Crowdfunding platforms have now set their sights on underwriting infrastructure projects, albeit modestly, having raised only about $600 million thus far, and the vast majority of that for the energy sector. Still, it is a new and growing effort that is being tracked by our guest, Kate Gasparro, a Ph.D. student at Stanford University. (04/2019)

Infrastructure Report: A privately funded high-speed passenger train in Texas

Come 2025, travelers will be traveling between Dallas and Houston at upwards of 200 mph on Japanese manufactured trains as part of a roughly $17 billion project being entirely underwritten by private investors. What is the cost structure for the organization and what is its revenue model? What will it cost passengers? What ridership level is required to make a profit? Will the system compete with air travel? And what is it expected to do for surrounding real estate development…

Infrastructure Report: How nuclear power can solve the climate crisis

How did countries such as Sweden and France de-carbonize their energy industries? How did private investors and industries benefit from their nuclearization programs? What do we have to learn from those experiences? What is the current state of nuclear energy in the United States? What about the new generation of more advanced nuclear reactors? Joshua Goldstein, nuclear energy opponent turned advocate, joins us to discuss the issues. (04/2019)

In Focus: Sarah Quinlan on the current economy

Sarah Quinlan, managing director at Carolantic Fund, discusses the uncertainty in the economy, how leaning into the volatility of the economy can positively raise the return of real estate, behavior changes that have happened in the population post-recession and more. (04/2019)
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