Private finance initiative

Hitachi Selected by the University of Tsukuba for its Second Proton Therapy System as a PFI Project

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 4:57am

The new proton therapy center will be equipped with Hitachi's compact design proton therapy system, including a set of one accelerator and two rotating gantry treatment rooms.

Key Points: 
  • The new proton therapy center will be equipped with Hitachi's compact design proton therapy system, including a set of one accelerator and two rotating gantry treatment rooms.
  • Image of New Proton Therapy Center; The new center is on the left of existing site
    The University of Tsukuba has been using Hitachi's proton therapy system since 2001.
  • Upon completion and opening of the new proton therapy center, the University of Tsukuba will shift its treatment from the existing center to the new center.
  • In 2001, the University of Tsukuba adopted Hitachi's proton therapy system and has provided proton therapy to approximately 6,000 cancer patients to date.

Milliman analysis: Corporate pensions improve by $93 billion in August, second-largest monthly increase in 20 years

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 5:30pm

In August, corporate pensions experienced the second-largest monthly funding increase in the past two decades, with a funded status improvement of $93 billion.

Key Points: 
  • In August, corporate pensions experienced the second-largest monthly funding increase in the past two decades, with a funded status improvement of $93 billion.
  • In the 20-year history of the PFI, only July 2003's monthly increase of $203.8 billion was higher.
  • These plans saw a monthly asset gain of 0.94%, which increased the PFI asset value by $11 billion.
  • The information, data, and footnotes do not represent the funded status of the companies' U.S. qualified pension plans under ERISA.

KBRA Releases Research – Project Finance and Infrastructure 2020 Outlook: Will the Sector Reach an Inflection Point?

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 6:48pm

The global project finance and infrastructure (PFI) market is expected to expand in 2020 as many countries must replace aging infrastructure, adapt to new technologies, and develop new means of energy production.

Key Points: 
  • The global project finance and infrastructure (PFI) market is expected to expand in 2020 as many countries must replace aging infrastructure, adapt to new technologies, and develop new means of energy production.
  • These major initiatives will likely come about through the development of renewable energy assets to meet clean energy targets, improvements in telecommunications systems to account for increased internet demand, and new infrastructure investments (rail, parking, ports, etc.)
  • However, the question of what comes next in the PFI sector seemed to have taken on greater importance in 2019 as the market adapted to changes in tax incentives, regulatory requirements, and the emergence of new technologies.
  • This 2020 sector outlook discusses recent market trends, credit performance of certain PFI subsectors, and provides the Project Finance and Infrastructure Groups forward-looking views for the year ahead.

Effect of Budget on health and social care examined

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 1:08pm

Health and Social Care Committee questions policy analysts and leading bodies in social care on the implications of the budget on healthcare

Key Points: 
  • The Health and Social Care Committee hearsfrompolicy analysts andleading bodies in health and social care, on the implications of theBudget on health and social care.
  • The Committee is also expected to consider the impact on the NHS of funding for those non-NHS services.
  • Other areas expected to be covered include NHS capital expenditure and PFI, mental health spending, workforce spending, and the scope for improving productivity and efficiency as required by the Government's "financial tests" for the NHS .
  • Further sessions are expected to be held following publication of the NHS 10-year plan.

Effect of Budget on health and social care examined

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 1:07pm

Health and Social Care Committee questions policy analysts and leading bodies in social care on the implications of the budget on healthcare

Key Points: 
  • The Health and Social Care Committee hearsfrompolicy analysts andleading bodies in health and social care, on the implications of theBudget on health and social care.
  • The Committee is also expected to consider the impact on the NHS of funding for those non-NHS services.
  • Other areas expected to be covered include NHS capital expenditure and PFI, mental health spending, workforce spending, and the scope for improving productivity and efficiency as required by the Government's "financial tests" for the NHS .
  • Further sessions are expected to be held following publication of the NHS 10-year plan.