EDHEC Business School will partner with infrastructure fund manager Meridiam and placement agent Campbell Lutyens for a research chair on “Private Infrastructure Equity Investments” from 2013 to 2016.
The objective of the Chair is to provide a better understanding of the nature and investment profile of equity investment in infrastructure assets and to allow investors to assess the different opportunities within the asset class and contribute to the implementation of policy reforms that will help to shape the infrastructure investment industry.
In particular, it aimed to contribute to the ongoing work undertaken by the European financial regulators to assess the consequences of the coming Solvency II framework for long-term investment by insurers, EIOPA, the European regulator’s initiatives in relation to such investment by pension plans, and the European Commission Green Paper on long-term investment.
Meridiam is a global investor and asset manager specializing in public and community infrastructure with a long-term view. Founded in 2005 by current CEO Thierry Déau, the company is an independent player committed to aligning the interests of all stakeholders.
Campbell Lutyens is an independent advisory firm founded in 1988 focused on fund placement and secondary advisory. The firm has offices in London, New York and Hong Kong and a broad-ranging expertise in the private equity, infrastructure and private debt sectors.
The Chair was extended for 3 years with the support of the Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA) in March 2016.