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Dinesh Kumareswaran


Dinesh’s key expertise is in financial economics, utility regulation and financial services. He advises regulators and regulated businesses on issues including different forms of economic regulation, the principles of best practice regulation, benchmarking, asset valuation, regulatory depreciation, cost of capital, and expenditure forecasting.

He works across all regulated network industries including electricity networks, gas networks and petroleum pipeline businesses, telecommunications networks, water businesses, and rail and ports infrastructure. Dinesh has extensive experience on financial issues related to these industries and has conducted cost of capital analyses for both regulated networks and regulators in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, France, Austria, the Netherlands, the Caribbean, Israel and South Africa.

Other work in financial economics includes financeability assessments of regulated businesses, understanding the financial impact of regulatory proposals and profitability analyses in competition cases.

In the area of corporate finance, Dinesh advises commercial clients on valuation issues, discount rates and capital structure. He has applied corporate finance analyses to a wide range of sectors including electricity generation, electricity and gas networks, petroleum pipelines, telecommunications networks, water businesses, rail and ports infrastructure, retail and dairy farming.

Dinesh has also provided corporate finance litigation support to private and government clients in countries including Hong Kong, South Korea, South Africa, Kazakhstan and New Zealand.

Dinesh joined Frontier Economics in Australia in 2013 after spending four years working for Frontier Economics in Europe. Prior to that, Dinesh was a Senior Economist at the New Zealand Commerce Commission.

Dinesh previously lectured a MSc course in regulatory finance at the Imperial College Business School, London.

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Dinesh Kumareswaran


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