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2024 Infrastructure outlook | UBS Switzerland

2024 Infrastructure outlook | UBS Switzerland

Private infrastructure had a challenging 2023. Although performance remained relatively stable, fundraising is at the weakest levels in 10 years, while deal volumes have fallen 40% year-on-year due to wide bid-ask spreads. High interest rates, mixed economic outlook, and geopolitical tensions continue to weigh on the industry. In our 2023 infrastructure outlook last year, we...

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Swiss IT infrastructure has ‘2.5 million vulnerabilities’ – SWI swissinfo.ch

Swiss IT infrastructure has ‘2.5 million vulnerabilities’ – SWI swissinfo.ch

Around a million weak spots have previously been identified. KEYSTONE/© KEYSTONE / CHRISTIAN BEUTLER A security audit by IT firm Dreamlab Technologies has found more than 2.5 million potential vulnerabilities in the IT infrastructure connected to the public Internet in Switzerland. This content was published on February 20, 2024 – 14:19 “That’s definitely too much....

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Uttarakhand Roadways: Nitin Gadkari unveils ambitious road projects in Uttarakhand, promises European standard infrastructure like Switzerland, Australia – Roadways News

Uttarakhand Roadways: Nitin Gadkari unveils ambitious road projects in Uttarakhand, promises European standard infrastructure like Switzerland, Australia – Roadways News

Upping the development of European standard roads in the country, Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for several projects worth in Uttarakhand on Tuesday.  The Union Minister along with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami dedicated 30 National Highway (NH) projects worth Rs 4,755 crore in Haridwar...

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Uttarakhand Roadways: Nitin Gadkari unveils ambitious road projects in Uttarakhand, promises European standard infrastructure like Switzerland, Australia – Roadways News

Uttarakhand Roadways: Nitin Gadkari unveils ambitious road projects in Uttarakhand, promises European standard infrastructure like Switzerland, Australia – Roadways News

Upping the development of European standard roads in the country, Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for several projects worth in Uttarakhand on Tuesday.  The Union Minister along with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami dedicated 30 National Highway (NH) projects worth Rs 4,755 crore in Haridwar...

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Switzerland invites tenders for further fast-charging hubs on national roads

Switzerland invites tenders for further fast-charging hubs on national roads

These lots consist of eleven plots each, which are located across Switzerland. “Interested companies are asked to submit their application documents by 12 May 2024,” the press release states. The procedure is straightforward: “The lots will be allocated to the most suitable applicants in the form of a reservation. After signing any reservation agreement for...

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Rail System Export from Sakarya to Switzerland

Rail System Export from Sakarya to Switzerland

SAKARYA (IGFA) – Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu attended the Delivery Ceremony of New Generation Smart Railway Maintenance Vehicles produced for Swiss State Railways in Sakarya. Minister Uraloğlu underlined that many investments and projects have been carried out all over Turkey in the last 22 years. “Under the leadership of our President, we...

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Swiss Life launches first open-ended private infrastructure fund

Swiss Life launches first open-ended private infrastructure fund

Swiss Life Asset Managers announced the launch of its inaugural open-ended private infrastructure fund, Swiss Life Funds (Lux) Privado Infrastructure SA, Sicav-Eltif, on Thursday 8 February 2024, offering both private and institutional investors in selected European Union countries, including Luxembourg, and Norway and Switzerland, the opportunity to invest into the private infrastructure market. Traditionally, this...

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Swiss Life Asset Managers Launches Inaugural Private Infrastructure Fund

Swiss Life Asset Managers Launches Inaugural Private Infrastructure Fund

Swiss Life Asset Managers Unveils Inaugural Private Infrastructure Fund In a significant stride towards expanding its infrastructure investment landscape, Swiss Life Asset Managers has announced the launch of its first open-ended private infrastructure fund, the Swiss Life Funds LUX Privado Infrastructure fund. This new venture aims to capitalize on investment opportunities within OECD countries, focusing...

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Swiss Life AM launches private infrastructure Eltif

Swiss Life AM launches private infrastructure Eltif

Swiss Life Asset Managers has launched a private infrastructure fund for individual investors that will aim to deliver 6 to 9% total return to investors annually. The Privado Infrastructure fund will be set up as a European long-term investment fund (Eltif) and offer monthly subscriptions to investors. It will permit quarterly redemptions up to a...

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Sainte-Croix Wind Farm Now Operational: A Milestone for Switzerland’s Renewable Energy

Sainte-Croix Wind Farm Now Operational: A Milestone for Switzerland’s Renewable Energy

The Sainte-Croix Wind Farm, the only wind energy project constructed in Switzerland in 2022-2023, is now operational, contributing to the nation’s renewable energy targets. The wind farm, constructed on behalf of Romande Energie by Natural Power, consists of six turbines with the capacity to generate 22 million kWh of electricity annually. The project is strategically...

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Reshoring infrastructure | UBS Switzerland

Reshoring infrastructure | UBS Switzerland

This is not just a US phenomenon. Europe is tracking over USD 200 billion of electric vehicle and battery manufacturing investments, and over USD 100 billion of semiconductor investments. Maros Sefcovic, who is leading the efforts behind the EU green deal, recently said that the EU will take on a more assertive approach in promoting...

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Infrastructure valuations | UBS Switzerland

Infrastructure valuations | UBS Switzerland

Longer term interest rates more relevant for infrastructure Private infrastructure equity was up ~10% in 2022, and is currently up ~4% in 1H23, according to both MSCI and Burgiss. However, the resilient performance has only attracted some skepticism around valuations. Critics argue that under the current interest rate pressures, infrastructure discount rates should also adjust...