As nominated loss adjusters on construction projects around the world, Cunningham Lindsey knows that water poses a key risk. The bigger question is: what can be done about it?
Corporates are beginning to look about them and consider exploiting a time of necessary change to develop a slimmed-down treasury function that is both efficient and effective.
Insufficient intraday liquidity can be catastrophic for financial markets, as seen in 2008-09. Despite efforts by regulators to curb the risks that contributed to the financial crisis, intraday liquidity received relatively little attention. But that is about to change.
The central paradox facing the infrastructure industry today is that while some 60% of institutional investors have underspent their allocations to infrastructure, there is a global shortfall of investment in infrastructure of over US$1 trillion per year. The gap can be bridged though, by improving communication between stakeholders and structuring investment opportunities with the needs of institutional investors in mind.