Giles Frost, Director, Amber Infrastructure, responds to the UK government’s updated National Infrastructure Plan, announced today:
“Today’s announcement demonstrates the Government is steadily turning the focus of future investment away from purely social infrastructure, such as schools and hospitals, to infrastructure projects that will enhance prospects for economic growth and, particularly in energy, ensure that we will have security of supply of clean electricity for future generations.
“The government has given confidence to the domestic and international investment community that Britain is a good and reliable place to do business with a stable regulatory and legal regime. The priority now is to continue to ensure that the infrastructure projects brought forward are those with the greatest economic benefits.
“Further commitment to infrastructure investment from major insurers is particularly welcome and is further evidence of a much bigger and already well established global trend of major investors focusing on investment opportunities that offer long term predictable returns.
“One of the challenges now facing the sector is to connect the UK’s sophisticated and experienced specialist infrastructure investment funds and advisors more effectively to those UK pension funds and insurance companies who have held back from direct investment in infrastructure investment in the past.”
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About Amber Infrastructure Group:
Amber Infrastructure Group (Amber) is a leading international infrastructure specialist, providing asset management and investment advisory services in respect of over £4 billion of assets in the UK, Europe, Australia and North America. Amber’s core business focuses on sourcing, developing, advising on, investing in and managing infrastructure assets within the utilities, PPP, transport, renewable energy and regeneration sectors.
Amber provides investment advisory services to International Public Partnerships Limited as well as private investment funds, specialising in urban regeneration and energy efficiency. Amber is headquartered in London with offices in Munich, Sydney, Melbourne and San Francisco and employs approximately 80 people, making it one of the largest international infrastructure specialists.