My name's René Lavanchy. I'm a freelance journalist specialising in infrastructure, particularly financing, funding, procurement and policy. This blog parades a little of what I know (more here).
I've written about infrastructure for The Guardian, Total Politics magazine, Private Eye magazine and Modern Railways magazine amongst others. I also help out a certain corporate entity with it. Previously I was a senior reporter at Infrastructure Journal and a political/industrial/policy reporter at Tribune magazine.
I'm always interested in hearing about freelance writing and other opportunities. You can contact me at rene dot lavanchy at googlemail dot com.
Monthly Archives: June 2013
The latest investor presentation from Macquarie Atlas Roads details in buttock-clenching detail the performance of the M6 Toll, Britain’s only privately financed major toll road, and it is not a pretty sight. I blogged in April about the state of the … Continue reading
Monty Python fans should stand by for a cameo role from a Machine That Goes Ping tomorrow, as chancellor George Osborne unveils his 2015-16 spending round. I refer to the microwave oven, because I can guarantee that almost every infrastructure … Continue reading
This week’s announcement by AXA that it will set up an infrastructure debt fund with €10 billion of its own funds is a rare occasion when the term ‘game-changer’ is not being abused. The French insurance giant’s fund, focusing on … Continue reading
The UK Treasury will be heartened to see that pension funds and insurers are slowly making inroads into the financing of new infrastructure – which, as previously discussed, they need to do if that infrastructure is to get financed. It … Continue reading