EDHEC Infra & Private Assets addresses concerns over Ofwat’s role in Thames Water fiasco


In an open letter addressed to Chief Executive Officer of Ofwat, the UK water regulator, the EDHEC Infrastructure & Private Assets Research Institute has expressed deep concern about the regulator’s role in the mispricing of Thames Water’s cost of capital. The letter, penned by Professor Noël Amenc, Dr Frederic Blanc-Brude and Dr Tim Whittaker, highlights the impact of mispricing on both … Read More

Submission to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Call for Evidence: Options for Defined Benefit schemes: a call for evidence


As part of the government’s policy to promote economic growth, the UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) wants to build an evidence base around how defined benefit (DB) pension schemes could increase the amount invested in productive asset classes including infrastructure. In its response to DWP, EDHEC Infra & Private Assets underlines the advantages of infrastructure for long-term investors, particularly … Read More

Open Letter to EIOPA on Climate Risk of Infrastructure


In recent years, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority has made considerable efforts to improve the integration of climate risk into the assessment of the solvency of pensions and insurance institutions, notably with the first stress tests on the occupational pensions sector conducted in 2022 and the publication of the application guidance on how to reflect climate risk in … Read More

Le coût du capital dans les concessions autoroutières en France: Pour une approche moderne de la réglementation des péages


Cette publication, dont les conclusions sont reprises dans leur intégralité par le rapport de Commission d’enquête du Sénat sur « le contrôle, la régulation et l’évolution des concessions autoroutières » publié le 18 Septembre 2020, met en lumière l’archaïsme de la réglementation des péages dans les concessions d’autoroutes en France.