Presentation on theme: "MAYORS WATER SUMMIT Pension Funds as a Possible Source of Capital for Public Infrastructure December 8, 2010 Title Slide Guest Speakers: Craig Beevers."— Presentation transcript:
MAYORS WATER SUMMIT Pension Funds as a Possible Source of Capital for Public Infrastructure December 8, 2010 Title Slide Guest Speakers: Craig Beevers & Thad Wilson
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g INFRASTRUCTURE OVERVIEW Why is Private Capital Attracted to Infrastructure Assets? Due to recent market turmoil and the perceived threat of inflation, private capital is attracted to tangible infrastructure assets offering: Low volatility Predictable cash-flow Attractive real returns Low correlation with other asset classes Attractive features of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure investments: Capital intensive Varied sizes ($10 $100+ million) Very long investment horizon Stable, secure cash-flows Monopolistic characteristics Massive need for investment Bulleted List with Headings
g PRIVATE CAPITAL’S APPEAL Why Should Municipalities be Attracted to Private Capital? Table of Terms Ownership / Control If correctly structured, public entity retains control over pricing and regulation Municipalities can continue to oversee operating and safety standards Failure to comply to standards results in termination of agreement Payment Municipalities can receive direct upfront payment or avoid capital drain Potential to reinvest proceeds in infrastructure or other public works Risk Transfer Construction, operation and maintenance, financial and regulatory risks transferred to private sector Social Benefits Limits need for public entity leverage Allows for redeployment of stretched municipal human resources Brings forward time at which projects can be undertaken Large driver of employment locally and nationally 1 Additional Benefits Private expertise and operational efficiencies may result in long-term user savings Allows for potential transfers of new technologies and global best practices Diversifies funding sources 1 Studies cited by Jack Wells, US DOT Chief Economist, have found that each $1 billion in infrastructure investment could generate 34,800 jobs.
g PRIVATE INVESTMENT VEHICLES Variety of Direct & Indirect Sources of Private Capital Bulleted List with Headings Infrastructure Assets Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Sovereign Wealth Funds Insurance Companies Private Equity Funds Unlisted Funds Listed Funds Fund of Funds Listed Corporates Direct Investment Secondary Investment
g THE DIRECT APPROACH Direct Investment by Public Pension Funds Table of Terms Capital Characteristics Pension plans are characterized by very long-term liabilities (i.e. retiree benefits) and thus are natural owners of long life-cycle assets Pension funds desire better alignment of interests among stakeholders Capital Availability Pension plans have increasing in-flows resulting in more flexibility to reinvest capital and fund future capital expenditures Investment Horizon Very long-term investor – strong alignment of interests with focus on whole-life project costs Motivated to achieve more cost-effective design and construction Allows for setting clear performance standards aligned with financial incentives Permits long-term budgeting Use of Leverage Not motivated to leverage asset to meet promote hurdles or “alpha” targets Return Expectations Typically more focused on current yield rather than capital appreciation Lower total fees
g SPECTRUM OF POTENTIAL STRUCTURES Not a “One Size Fits All” Approach Private Ownership DBOF / Concession Joint VentureDBO Public Ownership Process Potential Pension Fund Investment Structures Strengths Control over design, build and operations process Very long-term cash- flow stream Challenges Structuring of financial and operational risks Political acceptance Rate setting mechanism Example Publicly traded utilities Strengths Coordination of design, build and operations process Long-term, stable cash-flow stream Challenges Structuring of financial and operational risks Getting the contract terms “right” up front Example PERC Water’s Santa Paula, CA Water Recycling Facility Strengths Long-term ownership Alignment of interest Ability to optimize leverage Challenges Minority ownership for investor Untested structure Rate setting mechanism Example Potentially structure similar to Indianapolis transfer agreement Investor Perspectives:
g CONTACT INFORMATION Table of Terms M3 Capital Partnerswww.m3cp.com 150 S. Wacker Drive, 31 st Floor Chicago, IL Craig BeeversDirect: Thad WilsonDirect: