This line of research has investigated the possible alternatives for long-term financing in Brazil and the roles to be played by the various financial agents, including insurance companies, pension funds, venture capital funds and guarantee agencies. In addition, best practices in terms of risk management and allocation in international terms are being investigated, in order to bridge the gap that exists in our country and by introducing appropriate financial engineering tools for each phase of an infrastructure project - insurance, guarantees and derivatives. Another object of interest concerns the estimation of the regulatory rate of return, which is fundamental in the process of establishing appropriate rates of return to be perceived by users of the various utilities, while at the same time being able to properly remunerate the lenders of the regulated firm - shareholders and creditors. The classically recognized method in the field of Corporate Finance for estimating this rate is the WACC (Weighted Average Cost of Capital) and CAPM (Capital Asset Pricing Model) binomial, and its empirical implementation is subject to various approaches, depending on the regulated sector and the country in question. In this sense, this line of research has investigated the various variations, in terms of implementation, of the WACC/CAPM methodology, with emphasis on the analyses performed in the energy sectors (Distribution, Generation and Transmission), Natural Gas Distribution, Road and Rail Concessions. In addition, an intuitive relationship has been investigated between the required return on capital and the perception of regulatory risk in the various sectors, where there is a lack of uniformity in the use of information that would be common to all companies, as well as the impact of new business models/utilities of the future.
There is an ongoing reconfiguration of how infrastructure projects will be financed in Brazil, given the severe fiscal constraints faced and a new role to be played by traditional sources, with a focus on large public banks. In this sense, a robust process of risk analysis and allocation between public and private parties is fundamental for infrastructure assets to be taken into account again in the portfolio decisions of various types of investors in capital markets.
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Long term finance and risk allocation - enhancing energy infrastructure as an asset-class in Brazil
Gestão de Riscos na Cadeia de Suprimentos e Valoração do Custo da Escassez de Energia Elétrica: Modelos e Uma Proposta de Implementação Para o Brasil
Design of Fiscal System for Exploration of Shale Gas: How is it Different From Conventional Oil and Gas?
Repartição dos Riscos em Parcerias Público-Privadas: Um Modelo Para Valoração Quantitativa de Garantias em Projetos de Saneamento
Risco Regulatório e Custo do Capital Próprio das Distribuidoras de Energia Elétrica no Brasil
26 June 2019
Pesquisadora do FGV CERI destaca a necessidade de alteração do ambiente de negócios em saneamento
3 May 2019
Diretora do FGV CERI aponta oportunidades para municípios na MP do Saneamento
20 March 2019
Diretora do FGV CERI escreve artigo sobre a regulação prudencial no mercado de energia elétrica
14 February 2019
Diretora e Pesquisador Visitante do FGV CERI assinam artigo sobre competição e investimentos no setor de gás
FGV CERI seeks to understand, apply and develop technical and technological innovations in data collection and analysis for the development of infrastructure and its regulation in Brazil.
Corporate and Regulatory Governance
Corporate governance and regulatory governance are studied from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Water supply and sanitation services are analyzed from a regulatory, economic and legal perspective.
Issues related to public and private urban transport are investigated from a regulatory, socio-economic, environmental and financial perspective.
and eletric energy
The fundamentals, trends and dynamics of the natural gas and energy value chain are investigated in their economic, regulatory and legal aspects.