Features

1 June 2014 - Swift Justice

The new planning court is meant to end the pain of legal challenges to large infrastructure projects. But could this be at the cost of good decisions, asks James Kenny Read more...

1 May 2014 - Game Over

A whole host of questions will start to raise their heads as the first round of PFI contracts move towards the end of their terms. Paul Jarvis reports that now is the time to deal with them Read more...

1 May 2014 - Executive Action

The creation of a new Rail Executive aims to bring about changes to the beleaguered franchising process in the UK rail industry. But can it also help open up the sector for private investors, asks James Kenny Read more...

1 April 2014 - Flatlining

The reorganisation of the health estate last year has so far failed to spark significant investment in the NHS estate. Paul Jarvis asks what needs to happen next Read more...

1 April 2014 - Painfully Slow

As the Age of Austerity rumbles on, cuts in the public sector continue to hit authorities’ resources. James Kenny asks if improvements in public sector skills are failing, despite the need to drive through estate management partnerships Read more...

1 April 2014 - Over the Rainbow

Following a turbulent few years, the £2bn stimulus package introduced in July 2012 finally appears to be bearing fruit for the Irish market. James Kenny investigates Read more...

1 March 2014 - Hot Cakes

As the secondary market gathers momentum, Paul Jarvis asks whether investors know what they are getting into Read more...

1 March 2014 - A New Deal

A year on from launch, the Green Deal has fallen far below expectations. Can a government overhaul of the radical initiative recapture the public’s attention and gain momentum, asks James Kenny Read more...

1 March 2014 - Lesson Learned

The Philippines has suffered continuing problems with its bid processes that have caused concerns among investors. James Kenny asks whether recent changes will address the problems Read more...

1 February 2014 - All Systems Go

The GoCo concept gathered momentum in 2013. Paul Jarvis asks whether it can deliver on expectations Read more...

1 February 2014 - Playing Catch-Up

The pace of change in the infrastructure financing community has been furious over the past 12 months. But at a Partnerships Bulletin conference in December, industry experts questioned whether the government is keeping up, reports Paul Jarvis Read more...

23 January 2014 - I’ll take the Lowlands

As the UK and other parts of Europe struggle to get projects across the line, prospects in the Benelux region look strong despite some economic uncertainty, reports James Kenny Read more...

1 December 2013 - Savings Search

A year after the government announced £1.5bn of savings in operational PFI contracts, we’re none the wiser as to how these were made. Paul Jarvis looks at where the next £1bn might come from Read more...

1 December 2013 - A crumbling façade

Heralded as the saviour of UK infrastructure when first introduced, one year on James Kenny investigates whether PF2 has answered the critics of PFI Read more...

1 November 2013 - Changing Times

Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers precipitated the global financial crisis, Paul Jarvis considers the new landscape and the rise of the bond Read more...

1 November 2013 - Scotch Mist

Scotland has made huge progress in delivering its pipeline over the last year. At a recent Partnerships Bulletin conference, the industry asked what comes next. Paul Jarvis reports Read more...

1 November 2013 - A Snail’s Pace

Concerns are growing that a potentially prosperous PPP market is beginning to dry up in South Africa, as deals continue to drag and the pipeline looks a little bare. Is the country suffering a World Cup hangover, asks James Kenny Read more...

1 October 2013 - Super Powers

Australia’s infrastructure future continues to be reliant on transport sector, despite a far from convincing track record. Aaron Weinman reports Read more...

1 October 2013 - A Guaranteed Success?

The Treasury’s commitment to UK Guarantees cannot be questioned. But is it in danger of getting carried away with its latest approach to invigorate the private finance market, asks Paul Jarvis Read more...

1 October 2013 - Enterprise, Endorse, Empower

Local enterprise partnerships have continued to progress this year, with some diverse investments. While it has so far been financially small, Aaron Weinman asks if it’s time for the partnerships to think big Read more...

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Rocky road ahead

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League Tables

Rank Name Total
1 European Investment Bank 2848 mill
2 Aviva 1422 mill
3 HSBC 1097 mill
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1097 mill
5 Barclays Group 745 mill