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IJGlobal Masterclass in Infrastructure and Project Finance

  • Course Overview

    Enhance your chances of making the right decisions and reaching the most favourable outcomes among the potential pitfalls of infrastructure and project finance.

    Over 6 weeks you will thoroughly understand the process of financing infrastructure projects. Each week you’ll work through the different elements of project financing, accessing curated content from IJGlobal and Euromoney Learning, including on-demand content by, and video interviews with, industry expert contributors, articles, case studies and activities. At the close of each week, you’ll join a live session hosted by the Masterclass Director to ask any questions you have and consolidate your learning.

    Approach the development and structuring of project financing with increased confidence with this 6-week, self-paced Masterclass.

    Benefit from our experts':

    • hands-on experience in financing or implementing projects across different sectors such as infrastructure, transportation, telecommunications, renewables and utilities
    • deep knowledge of their individual fields, ranging from lending and advisory, risk analysis, stakeholder management, PPP, PFI and academic research

    Save £200! Register before February 10, 2023 to take advantage of our early bird discount.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the course, you will:

    • Have mastered the basic structuring of a limited recourse project financing and have become familiar with the in-sector buzzwords and jargon
    • Be confident in where to find potential sources of finance for a project and how to approach them
    • Understand the different types of project financing, the implications these have for raising finance and in particular the relative appetites of different providers of debt for them
    • Have become familiar with the evolving approach of governments towards private sector participation in infrastructure as exemplified by the UK government in its awarding and financing of infrastructure projects and how to approach the development and financing of those projects with the greatest chances of success
    • Know how to identify those markets with the most credible opportunities in project and infrastructure finance and be able to make a reasoned decision on whether or not to pursue project opportunities in foreign jurisdictions
    • Be able to analyse and allocate risks arising in a project financing structure and, in particular, understand the most cost-effective way of laying off risks to the project insurers
    • Be able to understand the competing interests of the wider stakeholder group and understand how to develop a project while maintaining high ESG standards
    • Understand the latest developments of project finance relating to renewables and digital infrastructure, thereby helping effectively target marketing efforts

    • Week One: First Principles of Project Finance and Risk Analysis
      • Basic structure of project finance and aims of a project finance structure
      • Characteristics and suitable applications of project finance
      • Telling the project finance story
      • Repayment profiles:
        • Full Amortisation
        • Part Amortisation
        • Bullet Repayments
      • Project Finance v Corporate Structures
      • Intercreditor Issues
      • Senior, Subordinate, Mezzanine, Hybrid Financing or Holdco Debt
      • Sharing the risk and how to get the best out of your insurers
      • A typical package of project insurances construction phase and operations phase
      • Areas where insurance can make the critical difference and bespoke underwriting

    • Week Two: Commercial and Other Debt Financiers
      • Banks-who is interested and what sort of risks they will look to take on, including post-pandemic reappraisals
      • Institutional investors in debt: a growing market and how do they differ from banks?
      • The capital markets, a practical option?
      • Dealing with ratings agencies:
        • Value of a Credit Rating
        • History of Credit Rating Agencies and how they operate now
        • Who are the Credit Rating Agencies and how do they differ?
        • When to get a credit rating and what do you want rated?
        • How to get the most out of your credit rating experience
        • Once you have a credit rating, what do you do with it?
      • Typical bilateral agencies, export credits and the consensus
      • Multilaterals

    • Week Three: A Guide Through the UK Corridors of Power
      • PPP to PFI to PF2 to PPP again?
      • Partnerships UK to Infrastructure UK to The Infrastructure and Project Authority
      • The UK Green Investment Bank and the UK Infrastructure Bank
      • Approaching the National Infrastructure Commission?
      • The Role of the European Investment Bank
      • Lessons Learned:
        • what worked, didn’t work and why?
        • What are the politics involved?

    • Week Four: The International Infrastructure Markets
      • The UK a trailblazer of PPP and the perception of the concept outside the UK?
      • Who are the beasts of PPP internationally?
      • Which countries are most open to international involvement in their infrastructure?
      • The best bets-the most reliable tendering process and the best legal framework and jurisdictions
      • Where should the well-informed international project sponsor be going to the expense of tendering and in which sector?
      • Prospects for projects outside the UK

    • Week Five: Stakeholder Balance and ESG
      • The politics of Infrastructure
      • Understanding the stakeholder landscape
      • Stakeholder engagement: to inform, engage or consult?
      • The rise of ESG
      • Unpacking the E, S and G

    • Week Six: Project Finance for the Digital Economy
      • Green funding
      • New sectors using project finance
      • Renewables risks -what risks will the debt providers accept?
      • Which renewable sectors are attractive to debt providers?
      • Future Trends: where is the market heading?

  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – 10/10 of the world’s largest banks have chosen us as there training provider and we have delivered training across the largest banks and have trained over 25,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 100+ strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 25,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 99 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 4.2/5 on service and 4.7/5 on Coursecheck
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


  • Robin Earle


    Former Head of the Infrastructure and Project Finance teams at Deutsche Bank Hong Kong, Banco Espirito Santo de Investimento, London; Senior Banker, EBRD, Sector Consultant: Multilaterals, Infrastructure Finance and Financial ServicesRobin Earle is happy to share his extensive range of 40 years in the sector; including what he has learnt from starting work with an industrial plant contractor then moving to the investment banking lending and advisory sector working on the Eastern European desk at Morgan Grenfell, including work structuring the first project financing to benefit from an Export Credits Guarantee Department guarantee. He was exposed to the developing Asian infrastructure market having been based in Tokyo and Hong Kong, setting up Deutsche Bank’s Hong Kong-based infrastructure and project finance team. Subsequent to Asia he returned to the UK to be responsible for private sector transport projects and all port projects at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), giving him valuable insight into the workings of the International Development Finance sector. On leaving the EBRD Robin joined and ultimately led the very active London-based infrastructure finance team of the Banco Espirito Santo de Investimento, covering projects both in the UK and overseas and including the transport, social, renewables, energy, oil and gas, sports stadia and telecommunications sectors.