The Infrastructure Forum bring together the key players in infrastructure, whether investors, operators, contractors, economic regulators or professional advisors. It has become the meeting place for confidential and constructive discussion about ways to promote the development of infrastructure networks in the UK and to broaden the range of options available to policymakers and regulators.
The expertise of its team, the knowledge and experience of its specialised working groups, and its excellent trusted relationships with public authorities and agencies in the UK and internationally all contribute to its effectiveness.
UPCOMING POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Lord Bridges of Headley MBE
16 Smith Square
Tuesday 27 September 2022
In a powerful report the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has made comprehensive recommendations on key energy policy issues including on energy generation, energy cooperation with European partners, onshore wind, nuclear and the RAB model, blue and green hydrogen and carbon capture and storage.
All these issues will be of high importance to the incoming government. Many of them and in particular the need for a joined up energy strategy were addressed by infrastructure leaders at Hartwell House.
We are very pleased therefore that Lord Bridges of Headley MBE, the Chairman of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, will join The Infrastructure Forum to lead a discussion on these issues at a special roundtable.
SOLVENCY II REFORM - CONSULTATION RESPONSE
INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE WORKING GROUP
It is hard to underestimate the requirement for long-term investment in infrastructure, including energy transition and other net-zero directed assets, over the next 20-30 years. Accordingly, there is a clear opportunity as well as need for insurance companies to increase substantially their contribution to these sectors.
In the Forum's submission to the HM Treasury consultation on Solvency II reform, it is stated that as presented, the reforms would not incentivise an increased flow of long-term capital from insurance companies into the infrastructure sector, particularly in relation to the way that the matching adjustment is proposed to be reduced for assets with a wider premium for illiquidity.