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Masterclass in Infrastructure and Project Finance
Learn from industry renowned experts who have decades of experience in infrastructure and project finance to enhance your chances of making the right decisions and reaching the most favourable outcome among the potential pitfalls of infrastructure and project finance.
This masterclass offers a flexible, social way to expand your knowledge within infrastructure project finance. Led by industry-renowned experts, it is a mix of weekly on-demand lessons and live Q&A sessions, created with social learning in mind, for you and the like-minded community you’ll be joining. Designed to develop real expertise, challenge your thinking and build confidence, you’ll expand your existing knowledge base, benefit from decades’ worth of expert experience, share comments and insights, build your professional network and problem-solve with others.
Complete learning at your own pace, with guidance on your progress provided by your Masterclass Director and consolidated in live sessions and simulated real-life challenges.
Register today to save £205 with our early bird discount. Offer ends 17.06.22.
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 taken by governments in respect of awarding and financing 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; and
- Be updated with the latest directions in and developments of project finance, in particular 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
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
BiographyFormer 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 Services Robin Earle is happy to share his extensive range of 40 years' in the sector; including what he has learnt from staring 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 a 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.