Portrait of Peter Hope, CFA

Peter Hope, CFA : Partner

Peter leads the Regulatory Finance practice at Oxera. He advises companies, regulators and investors, primarily in the infrastructure and financial services sectors. His areas of expertise include risk modelling and the assessment of required rates of return, financeability assessments, profitability analysis, and cost allocation.

He has worked on submissions to regulatory price control determinations in the UK and overseas and provided advice on the implications of regulatory policy changes. He has provided expert testimony on cost of capital in front of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Peter speaks English.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6621

Peter's specialisms include:

Selected
professional experience

  • Providing expert evidence to the CMA on cost of capital matters on behalf of Heathrow Airport (2020)

  • RIIO-2 cost of equity advice to the Energy Networks Association (2017–)

  • PR19 financeability advice to UK water companies (2017–)

  • Directing financial analysis of Co-op Funeralcare, in the context of the CMA’s funerals market investigation (2019–)

  • Advising a rolling stock leasing company on cost of capital (2019)

  • Directing reports for National Grid and Scottish Hydroelectric Transmission regarding the Competition Proxy Model for new transmission assets (2019)

Selected
publications

  • Meaney, A. and Hope, P. (2012), ‘Alternative Ways of Financing Infrastructure Investment: Potential for “Novel” Financing Models’, International Transport Forum discussion paper 2012–07

  • Correia da Silva, L. and Hope, P. (2011), ‘Profitability Analysis in the Context of the Pay TV Market Inquiry’, Competition Law Journal, 10:4, pp. 328–23

Qualifications

  • MPhil Economics, University of Oxford, UK

  • BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics, University of Oxford, UK

  • Peter Hope is a CFA® charterholder

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