Why Institutional Investors May Find New Opportunities in P3 Infrastructure Investments
Yuliya Oryol, Andrée Blais and Shant Boyajian participated as panelists during their session, "Why Institutional Investors May Find New Opportunities in P3 Infrastructure Investments" at the Regulatory Fundamentals Group (RFG) 2021 Fall Conference, "An Overview of the New Investment Landscape," on October 27, 2021.
Our attorneys addressed both the challenges and trends resulting from direct and indirect infrastructure investments by institutional investors in the United States, along with important policy considerations. They discussed major public infrastructure projects across the United States delivered through public-private partnerships (P3s) and other alternative methods in the transportation and social infrastructure sectors, and contrasted the delivery of such projects to certain other countries.
The audience was introduced to different P3 delivery methods, such as revenue risk and availability payment structures and the pre-development agreement (PDA) approach, also known as progressive P3s. Our speakers then examined policy issues behind infrastructure strategy and political dynamics with respect to the Biden administration’s infrastructure proposal which aimed to address a range of challenges the nation faced. Following this, our attorneys elaborated on the infrastructure asset class appeal to actively investing institutional investors who utilize commingled private funds in order to enhance returns, mitigate risk and diversify as part of a broader portfolio.