The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a tremendous economic toll on businesses and individuals, forcing people to evaluate critical issues, including how well their retirement plan can weather this storm. Though a busy and challenging time, this is an opportune moment for plan advisers to ensure that their plan sponsors and participants have access to low-cost, flexible investment vehicles.Collective investment trusts (CITs) can help address industry-wide fee pressures.
It is difficult to address the project finance sector without touching upon the real and anticipated effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.Tax equity providers may be in short supply, as those entities need to have considerable tax appetite to monetize tax credits.One interesting outcome is that the world has gotten a feel for what greenhouse gas emissions could look like in a world where the public at large is not commuting to work or traveling.
A lot of capital continues to come into the U.S. market, with a huge focus on energy and infrastructure assets.We are also seeing U.S. developers and finance companies looking across the border into Canada, and Latin America in the hunt for yield.It certainly seems that from both a lender and institutional investor perspective, there are more new names coming in than are going out. The space is demonstrably growing.