The burgeoning market in secondary infrastructure assets in both PPP and renewable energy has led to the widespread recognition that the financial model used to reach financial close is not the right tool for monitoring the project’s finances during operations. In order to both monitor compliance with lender covenants and to provide an accurate forecast of investor returns it is now increasingly expected that an operational model will need to be built and audited.

The master class will be of particular interest to:

Infrastructure Investors – a good operational model allows the accurate monitoring of assets owned and will help optimise price when it comes to selling assets

Asset Managers – understanding and operating operational models is a key part of the role of the finance managers for infrastructure assets

Senior Funders – what are the key metrics to look for when operational models are presented for covenant compliance purposes?

Public Sector Procurers – we’ll help you to understand the model that investors are using (often in place of the financial close model)


Masterclass programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Introductions

Kate Bostock

Kate Bostock , Manager Project Finance, Mazars

9:15 Understanding the Purpose of an Operational Model

Kate Bostock

Kate Bostock , Manager Project Finance, Mazars

10:15 Key Building Blocks of the Model – Actuals, Workings and Forecasts

Kate Bostock

Kate Bostock , Manager Project Finance, Mazars

11:00 Morning Coffee

11:30 Dealing with Scenarios

Kate Bostock

Kate Bostock , Manager Project Finance, Mazars

12:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 The Contractual Requirements of Lenders, the Public Sector and Equity Investors

Kate Bostock

Kate Bostock , Manager Project Finance, Mazars

14:30 Monitoring Change Over Time

Kate Bostock

Kate Bostock , Manager Project Finance, Mazars

15:30 Afternoon Tea

16:00 Build Yourself or Source Externally? Considerations for Procuring and Managing a Model Builder and/or Model Auditor

Kate Bostock

Kate Bostock , Manager Project Finance, Mazars

17:00 Closing Discussions

Kate Bostock

Kate Bostock , Manager Project Finance, Mazars

17:30 End of Masterclass


MSE Meeting Rooms

103a Oxford Street
United Kingdom

MSE Meeting Rooms



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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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