Security, connectivity, development: transforming North American infrastructure

Now in its 15th year, the America Forum returns to New York to host North America’s most influential investors, fund managers and policy makers for two days of unparalleled networking. Join the infrastructure community and debate the trends shaping the North American infrastructure landscape.

The forum continues to be the premier event for industry leaders redefining infrastructure investment to gather and exchange the latest industry intelligence.

 

Infrastructure Investor New York - advance your fundraising

Advance your fundraising

Expand your fundraising horizons by meeting the most active institutional investors looking for North American opportunities.

Infrastructure Investor New York Forum - uncover high-yield opportunities

Uncover high-yield opportunities

Share perspectives on North American investment strategies and identify high-yield assets across the region with leading investment practitioners.

Infrastructure Investor New York Forum - build your network

Save time building your network

Create and nurture sustainable relationships with infrastructure’s elite by using our sophisticated networking platform.

Connect with leading institutional investors

Past attending investors include:
AIMCo
Allstate
Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec
Calgary Foundation
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Carnegie Corporation Of New York
City of Fresno Retirement Systems
Desjardins
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
HRM Pension Plan
Indiana Public Retirement System
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
KWAP
New Mexico State Investment Council
Normandin Beaudry
North Carolina State Treasury
Oregon State Treasury (Investment Division)
Peninsula House
Retail Employees Superannuation Pty
Swiss Reinsurance Co
Texas Employees Retirement System
The Audra Group - Woodbridge Company
The Bank of Yokohama
The Joint Industry Board of the Electrical Industry
The Principia Corp
Toronto Transit Commission Pension Fund Society
TTC Pension Fund Society
UNIQA Capital Markets
University of Notre Dame
Utah Retirement Systems
UTIMCO
Washington State Investment Board
Wealth Management Partners NV
Woodbridge Company

The Forum at a glance:

Industry intelligence


Join leading infrastructure experts as they discuss the current state of North American infrastructure, renewables, ESG, infrastructure debt and so much more.

Focused networking


Connect and knowledge share with leading investors and managers with similar interests.

Keynote interviews


Gain a fresh perspective and be inspired by industry leading keynote speakers discussing the future of the asset class.

Key themes

Energy security – is LNG from the US the way to wean the market off Russian gas?
Legislative and regulatory views – can the US renewables market thrive without tax credits?
• Midstream energy – how environmentally friendly is the transition to gas as the key transition fuel?
Data center platform opportunities – are the large scale platforms being taken private by the big players?
Expanding beyond megafunds – does the US midmarket offer greater value across the various sub-sectors?
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) update – what are we seeing flowing down from the package and where’s the money going?
Digital infrastructure – will enough capacity be built to satisfy demand amid rising construction costs and labor shortages?
Investors reducing manager relationships – are the suites of infrastructure products from large managers attractive or just increasing risk?

What our attendees say about the Forum

Kemi Christina Abdul

BlueHaven

The event touched on all relevant themes of the sector and I was able to walk away with notable points.

Brian Nemeth

AlixPartners

I really enjoyed the quality of people that attended the event. I also enjoyed the content presented and found it very informative.

Steven C Rothberg

Mercator International LLC

The panels were all informational and stimulating, and the scale of the event made it manageable, in terms of meeting other attendees.

Speakers include:

Now part of the Global Passport

By securing your place at the Infrastructure Investor America Forum, you will instantly become part of our global network of infrastructure leaders shaping the asset class.

Passport holders have year-round access to a directory of investors, frequent meetings with industry leaders, and a place at all Infrastructure Investor conferences throughout the year, including:

Please note, annual agenda is subject to change.

 

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Position your brand at the centre of the infrastructure community

Strengthen your market credibility, put your brand in front of your key target markets and meet your investment and business goals. Sponsorship gives you:

  • VIP access
  • Thought-leadership opportunities
  • High-profile branding
  • And much more …

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Year-round infrastructure networking

The Infrastructure Investor America Forum will be held in person in New York and virtually on our industry-leading platform.

Easily seek out relevant investors, get maximum visibility, and maintain relationships across the global industry.

Attendance at the Forum is now exclusive to Global Passport holders – our new investor/manager network. Book a demo to see how, in addition to attendance at the America Forum, subscription can help grow your business.


Secure your next investor

Connect with investors looking for North American opportunities
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
AXA
BCI
Callan
Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation
DBJ Asset Management
Dea Capital Alternative Funds
Desjardins Group Pension Plan
Employees Provident Fund Board
Greater Manchester Pension Fund
HRM Pension Plan
Hyundai Insurance
IST Investment Foundation
Länsförsäkringar
Laval University Pension Fund
LGIA Super
Manulife Investment Management
National Credit Union Federation of Korea
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Nippon Life Global Investors Americas
NZ Super Fund
R+V Lebensversicherung
Skandia
SparkassenVersicherung
Swiss Re
Toronto Transit Commission Pension Fund Society
Uniqa
University of South Florida Foundation
World Bank Pension Plan

America Forum attendees shape the industry

Your access to the America Forum will provide more value than ever before, with year-round access to a directory of global infrastructure’s most influential network.

Infrastructure Investor New York - advance your fundraising

Advance your fundraising

Expand your fundraising horizons by meeting the most active institutional investors looking for North American opportunities.

Infrastructure Investor New York Forum - uncover high-yield opportunities

Uncover high-yield opportunities

Share perspectives on North American investment strategies and identify high-yield assets across the region with leading investment practitioners.

Infrastructure Investor New York Forum - build your network

Save time building your network

Create and nurture sustainable relationships with infrastructure’s elite by using our sophisticated networking platform.

Stay connected with the global network

Peter Swan

Apollo Global Management

Great content, solid group of institutional investors and large GPs. Enjoyed the conference and allowed for sufficient time to meet with investors.

Chad Greenbergn

361 Capital

Quality conference with a well thought out agenda.

Lars Pace

Hamilton Lane

Excellent opportunity to hear multiple perspectives from industry specialists and federal and state regulators

America Forum attendees get more

By attending the America Forum, you will join infrastructure’s most influential global network. Subscription will give you:

 

  • Access to the America Forum
  • Access to all of Infrastructure Investor’s global events
  • Access to the investor directory
  • Frequent virtual and in-person networking opportunities
  • And much more…

Please note, annual agenda is subject to change.

Advancing diversity through inclusion

Infrastructure Investor’s Women in Infrastructure New York Forum features keynote and panel discussions with pioneering women in infrastructure.

Hear powerful female industry leaders provide insight into the evolving industry and share strategies and approaches to achieving maximum returns.

Now in its 6th year, the Forum continues to deliver informative discussions analyzing industry trends and deal flows with the most powerful women in infrastructure. The Forum also offers a myriad of opportunities to network and build key relationships.

 

“Excellent opportunity for both learning and networking alike.”

Liz Bernich, Caldwell Partners

Why you should attend

Engage in candid conversations

Engage in candid conversations

Discuss the gender diversity barriers within the industry and explore strategies to bridge the gap

Gain industry knowledge

Gain industry knowledge

Stay up-to-date with the key trends impacting the industry and developments of infrastructure projects now and in the future

Build your network

Build your network

Network with prominent figures from the infrastructure investing community and build relationships to advance your career and organization

Past attendees include:

APG
AVAIO Capital
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
BlackRock
Brookfield Asset Management
CalPERS
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Capital Dynamics
The Carlyle Group
Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund
Fiera Capital
Global Infrastructure Partners
Heidrick & Struggles
Infrastructure Canada, Government of Canada
Joint Industry Board
LS Power
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morgan Stanley
Morrison & Foerster
New York City Retirement System
New York Presbyterian Hospital Office of Investments
New York State Common Retirement Fund
Northwestern Mutual Capital
OMERS
QIC
State Street
Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners
Thrivent Financial
Vantage Infrastructure
Wafra Alternative Investment Division

This event is co-located with the Infrastructure Investor New York Forum

II New York Forum on December 1-2 2022 will gather 200+ investors, fund managers and policy makers to debate the trends shaping infra investment in North America and how to drive returns.

 

Learn more

Access to infrastructure’s most influential global community

By securing your place at the Women in Infrastructure New York Forum, you will instantly become part of our community of infrastructure investor leaders shaping the asset class with a one-year subscription to the Infrastructure Investor Global Passport.

As a Passport holder, you will receive one year of 24/7/365 access to the global blackbook of investors, monthly touchpoints with the market and a place at our remaining conferences over the next 12 months.

Your subscription includes:


Please note, annual agenda is subject to change.

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 6th

Welcome
08:30 - 08:45

Welcome from Infrastructure Investor

08:45 - 09:00

Chair's welcome

Laurie Mahon

Speaker:
Laurie Mahon, Vice Chair, Global Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets

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Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

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Plenary Sessions
09:00 - 09:40

The state of play in the North American infrastructure market

Jonathan Melmed, Jenny Chan, Alex Darden, Mansi Patel, Nikola Simic, David Vence
  • Surviving testing times through resilient infrastructure portfolios and sectoral growth
  • An Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) update – what are we seeing flowing down from the package and where’s the money going?
  • The impact of the Inflation Reduction Act- doubling down on tax credits and the impact on the acceleration of US renewables
  • How IRA tax exemptions and tax credits have shifted investment outcomes and created new categories of interest for investors

Moderator:
Jonathan Melmed, Partner & Head of Private Equity/Power & Infrastructure, King & Spalding

Speakers:
Jenny Chan,
Managing Director, Macquarie Asset Management
Alex Darden, Partner, EQT
Mansi Patel,
Managing Director, Head of U.S. Infrastructure and Project Finance,
MetLife Investment Management
Nikola Simic, Managing Director, Carlyle
David Vence, Investment Director, Antin Infrastructure Partners

 

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Jonathan Melmed

Partner, Head of Private Equity/Power & Infrastructure, King & Spalding

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Jenny Chan

Managing Director, Macquarie Asset Management

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Alex Darden

Partner, EQT

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Mansi Patel

Sr. Director, Head of U.S. Infrastructure Debt, MetLife Investment Management

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Nikola Simic

Managing Director, Carlyle

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David Vence

Investment Director, Antin Infrastructure Partners

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09:40 - 10:20

Finding a balanced geopolitical stance: Legislative and regulatory views from the US market

Daniel Silverberg, Jeremy Ebie, Robert Keough, Adie Tomer
  • Domestic and international infrastructure policy developments out of Washington
  • Energy security – is LNG from the US the way to wean the market off Russian gas?
  • The role of the G7’s new Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment

Moderator:
Daniel Silverberg, Managing Director, Capstone

Speakers:
Jeremy Ebie, Founder and CEO, Phoenix Infrastructure Group
Robert Keough, Managing Director & Head of Infrastructure, JLC Infrastructure
Adie Tomer, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

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Daniel Silverberg

Managing Director of Corporate Practice, Capstone

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Jeremy Ebie

CEO & Founder, Phoenix Infrastructure Group

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Robert Keough

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure, JLC Infrastructure

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Adie Tomer

Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institute

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10:20 - 11:00

Sustainable infrastructure investment: How to really move things forward

Michael Bonte-Friedheim, Jennifer Gandin, Alex Greenbaum, Léonie Maruani, Reuben Munger, Emily Rodgers
  • Advancing the sustainability agenda beyond energy assets
  • Key sectors in focus: making transport, digital and environmental assets more sustainable
  • The impact of COP26 on pension plans, endowments, foundations and other investor types

Moderator:
Michael Bonte-Friedheim, CEO and Founder, NextEnergy Capital

Speakers:
Jennifer Gandin,
Principal, Investments, CIM Group
Alex Greenbaum, Partner, Active Core Infrastructure, EQT
Léonie Maruani, Senior Director, Vauban Infrastructure Partners
Reuben Munger, Managing Partner, Vision Ridge Partners
Emily Rodgers, Managing Director & Director of ESG, EIG Partners

 

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Michael Bonte-Friedheim

Founding Partner and Group CEO, NextEnergy Group

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Jennifer Gandin

Principal, Investments, CIM Group

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Alex Greenbaum

Partner, Active Core Infrastructure, EQT

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Léonie Maruani

Senior Director, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

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Reuben Munger

Managing Partner, Vision Ridge Partners

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Emily Rodgers

Managing Director & Director of ESG, EIG

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Networking
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

Plenary Sessions
11:30 - 12:10

The growing importance of energy security

Isabel O'Brien, Audrey Copeland, Mark Florian, Matthew Lipton, Trevor Mills
  • Dissecting the energy trilemma – efficiency, environmental impact, and affordability
  • Changing the global energy mix to meet growing demand and improve energy security
  • The role of hydrogen and other ‘cleaner’ energy sources to empower the energy transition
  • Are the borders blurring between infrastructure, growth capital, buyouts and real estate in energy efficiency investing?

Moderator:
Isabel O’Brien, Reporter, Americas, Infrastructure Investor

Speakers:
Audrey Copeland,
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Origination, Spearmint
Mark Florian, Managing Director, Head of BlackRock Global Infrastructure Funds, Blackrock
Matthew Lipton, Co-Head of Infrastructure Investment Research, Partners Group
Trevor Mills, Partner, Apollo Management

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Isabel O'Brien

Reporter, Americas, Infrastructure Investor

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Audrey Copeland

Head of Strategy and Origination, Spearmint

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Mark Florian

Global head, BlackRock Infrastructure Funds, BlackRock

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Matthew Lipton

Co-Head of Infrastructure Investment Research, Partners Group

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Trevor Mills

Partner, Apollo Management

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12:10 - 12:50

Expanding beyond megafunds- does the US midmarket offer greater value across the various sub-sectors?

Irene Mavroyannis , Rory Hunter, Recep Kendircioglu, Ross Posner, Mike Roth , Elena Savostianova
  • Why the midmarket remains a ‘happy hunting ground’ for new managers
  • Squeezing the middle: Finding and maintaining value in an increasing crowded midmarket
  • Sectors examined: Do focused vehicles plus value-add managers equal higher returns?

Moderator:
Irene Mavroyannis, Managing Partner, Private Capital Advisory, Infrastructure / Renewables / Sustainability, Sera Global

Speakers:
Rory Hunter, Partner, iCON Infrastructure
Recep Kendircioglu, Head of Infrastructure Investments, Manulife Investment Management
Ross Posner, Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure
Mike Roth, Partner, Ares Management Corporation
Elena Savostianova, Managing Partner, Ember Infrastructure

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Irene Mavroyannis

Managing Partner, Private Capital Advisory, Sera Global

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Rory Hunter

Partner, iCON Infrastructure

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Recep Kendircioglu

Head of Infrastructure Investments, Manulife Investment Management

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Ross Posner

Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

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Mike Roth

Partner, Ares Management Corporation

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Elena Savostianova

Managing Partner, Ember Infrastructure

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12:50 - 13:10

Interview: Driving the energy transition in an unpredictable environment

Zak Bentley, Pooja Goyal
  • Generating stable returns across the spectrum amidst unprecedented energy volatility
  • Evolving opportunities in renewables investing in the US and beyond
  • How divestment and other methods play a key role in the path towards energy transition
  • Finding a balancing act between energy transition and sustainability targets and energy security concerns

Moderator:
Zak Bentley, Americas Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Speaker:
Pooja Goyal, Chief Investment Officer, Carlyle Global Infrastructure

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Zak Bentley

Americas Editor, Infrastructure Investor

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Pooja Goyal

Partner and Co-Head of the Infrastructure Group, The Carlyle Group

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Lunch
13:10 - 14:10

Lunch break

Plenary Sessions
14:10 - 14:35

Fireside Chat: Addressing the Sustainable Investment Gap: Why renewable investments alone cannot achieve net zero

Megan Hammond, Chris D. Rozzell
  • How can industrial companies achieve net zero carbon
  • The real world economics of carbon capture solutions
  • Are investments in renewable fuels worth the risk

Speakers:
Megan Hammond, Senior Managing Director, University of Michigan Investment Office

Chris D. Rozzell, Managing Partner, Cresta Fund Management

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Megan Hammond

Senior Managing Director, University of Michigan

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Chris D. Rozzell

Managing Partner, Cresta Fund Management

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14:35 - 15:10

Midstream energy: Building capacity to exploit shifting energy policy

Lawrence Slade, Izzet Bensusan, Edward Herring, Ethan Levine, John Moon
  • A necessary evil: the role of gas in the shift to low carbon energy
  • Avoiding stranded asset risk in the shift to renewables
  • How environmentally friendly is the transition to gas as the key transition fuel?

Moderator:
Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Investor Association

Speakers:
Izzet Bensusan,
CEO, Captona
Edward Herring, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Tailwater Capital
Ethan Levine, Managing Director, Head of Real Assets and Sustainability, Commonfund Capital
John Moon, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Energy Partners

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Lawrence Slade

Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Investor Association

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Izzet Bensusan

Managing Partner, Founder, Captona LLC

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Edward Herring

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Tailwater Capital

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Ethan Levine

Managing Director, Head of Real Assets & Sustainability, Commonfund Capital

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John Moon

Managing Director, Head, Morgan Stanley Energy Partners

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15:10 - 15:45

Building the digital future: infrastructure’s hottest sector under the microscope

Guy Hopgood, Canan Anli, Valtin Gallani
  • Can enough capacity be built to satisfy demand amid supply chain issues, rising construction costs and labor shortages?
  • Bigger, denser, faster: What 5G networks and IoT rollouts mean for ‘edge’ solutions
  • Managing ESG & sustainability concerns: The push for greener digital assets

Moderator:
Guy Hopgood, Director, bfinance

Speakers:
Canan Anli, Senior Advisor, PMP Strategy
Valtin Gallani, Director, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

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Guy Hopgood

Director, bfinance

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Canan Anli

Senior Advisor, PMP Strategy

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Valtin Gallani

Director, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

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Networking
15:45 - 16:10

Coffee break

Plenary Sessions
16:10 - 16:35

Alternative exit strategies: secondaries, rollovers and continuation vehicles

Eugene Zhuchenko , Niraj Agarwal, Paul Barr, Wandy Hoh, Hamish Kidd, William Smalley
  • Choosing the right route: Motivation, pricing and transparency
  • Success factors: explaining the deal rationale, early engagement with investors and advisors
  • Valuations: why getting a second opinion on price can make the difference

Moderator:
Eugene Zhuchenko, Founder and Director, ETORE Advisory

Speakers:
Niraj Agarwal, Head of Real Assets, New Jersey Division of Investment
Paul Barr, Partner, Pantheon Ventures
Wandy Hoh, Head of Infrastructure Secondaries, Macquarie Asset Management
Hamish Kidd, Senior Vice President, Investments Infrastructure, Brookfield Asset Management
William Smalley, Managing Director, Ares Management Corporation

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Eugene Zhuchenko

Director and Founder, ETORE Advisory

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Niraj Agarwal

Head of Real Assets, New Jersey Division of Investment

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Paul Barr

Partner, Pantheon Ventures

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Wandy Hoh

Head of Infrastructure Secondaries, Macquarie Asset Management

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Hamish Kidd

Senior Vice President, Investments Infrastructure, Brookfield Asset Management

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William Smalley

Managing Director, Ares Management Corporation

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16:35 - 17:20

LP Panel: The state of play: Examining investor strategies in a post-pandemic world

Kelly DePonte, Reynold Martin, Nicolas Motelay, Alexander Poll, Devinder Sangha, Mark Weisdorf
  • Blurring the boundaries: Differentiating infrastructure investments from leisure,
    healthcare and real estate
  • Consolidation: Why global investors are reducing manager relationships
  • Are the suites of infrastructure products from large managers attractive or just
    increasing risk?

Moderator:
Kelly DePonte, Managing Director, Probitas Partners

Speakers:
Reynold Martin
, Managing Principal – Infrastructure & Energy, Allstate Investments
Nicolas Motelay, Founder, New End
Dr. Alexander PollInfrastructure Equity Americas, MEAG – Munich Re
Devinder Sangha, Partner, Albourne Partners Limited

Mark Weisdorf, Chair of the Investment Committee, IST3 IG

Kelly DePonte, Probitas Partners

Kelly DePonte

Managing Director, Probitas Partners

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Reynold Martin

Managing Principal – Infrastructure & Energy, Allstate

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Nicolas Motelay

Founder

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Alexander Poll

Infrastructure Equity Americas, MEAG – Munich Re

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Devinder Sangha

Partner, Albourne Partners Limited

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Mark Weisdorf

Managing Partner, Mark Weisdorf Associates, LLC

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17:20 - 17:40

Value creation case study: A deep dive on infrastructure asset management strategy

Mark Weisdorf, Guillaume Aubert

Moderator:
Mark Weisdorf, Chair of the Investment Committee, IST3 IG

Speaker:
Guillaume Aubert, Managing Director, Asset Management & Valuation, Infrastructure, CDPQ

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Mark Weisdorf

Chair of the Investment Committee, IST3 IG

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Guillaume Aubert

Managing Director, Asset Management & Valuation, Infrastructure, CDPQ

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End of Day 1
17:40 - 17:50

Chair's wrap up and close of Day 1

17:50 - 18:40

Cocktail reception

Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 7th

Think Tank
08:00 - 09:00

Investor-only Breakfast session (by invite)

Themes include:

  • Consolidating manager relationships- separate and managed accounts, co-investments and more
  • Creating investment structures and products to suit changing investor portfolio construction
  • Alignment of interest issues- management fees, carry structures and assessing performance
Welcome
09:00 - 09:05

Chair's welcome back

Plenary Sessions
09:05 - 09:35

Opening Keynote Presentation: The Multiple Dimensions of the Energy Transition: Lessons from Down Under

Arash Shojaie
  • The global energy transition is evolving across several primary and secondary dimensions
  • Short term uncertainty masks longer term value capture opportunities along these dimensions
  • Relative value signals from across the QIC portfolio and within Australia
  • Australia is particularly well positioned for infrastructure investment as the energy transition unfolds

Speaker:
Arash Shojaie, Principal, Infrastructure, QIC

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Arash Shojaie

Principal, Infrastructure, QIC

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09:35 - 10:00

Investor keynote: An industry leader sets out their roadmap for the infrastructure asset class

John Anderson
  • Developing and evolving an infrastructure program
  • Lessons learned from the pandemic- diversification, key sector performance & new opportunities
  • Looking forward- portfolio management, investment strategy & sustainable growth

Speaker:
John Anderson, Global Head Corporate Finance & Infrastructure, Manulife

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John Anderson

Global Head of Corporate Finance and Infrastructure, Manulife

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10:00 - 10:10

Market update from Infrastructure Investor

Isabel O'Brien

Our reports analyze the current state of the infrastructure market and detail the significant trends affecting the asset class in each quarter. We review 2022 from a fundraising perspective and look ahead to trends for 2023 as the world returns to normal.

Speaker:
Isabel O’Brien, Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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Isabel O'Brien

Reporter, Americas, Infrastructure Investor

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10:10 - 10:50

Infrastructure debt fundraising in the spotlight

Zak Bentley, Jeetu Balchandani, Jorge Camina, Charles-Henry Lecointe, Rudi Stuetzle
  • How infrastructure debt has fared compared to other asset classes post-pandemic
  • The types of vehicles proving most appealing and crisis-resilient
  • Comparing growth in US infrastructure debt investment with other regions

Moderator:
Zak Bentley, Americas Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Speakers:
Jeetu Balchandani,
Global Head of Infrastructure Debt, Blackrock
Jorge Camina, Partner & Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Credit, Denham Capital
Charles-Henry Lecointe, Head of Infrastructure Debt, North America, Legal & General Investment Management America
Rudi Stuetzle, Infrastructure Debt Americas, MEAG – Munich Re

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Zak Bentley

Americas Editor, Infrastructure Investor

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Jeetu Balchandani

Global Head of Infrastructure Debt, BlackRock

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Jorge Camina

Partner, Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Credit, Denham Capital

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Charles-Henry Lecointe

Head of Infrastructure Debt, North America, LGIM America

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Rudi Stuetzle

Infrastructure Debt Americas, MEAG – Munich Re

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Networking
10:50 - 11:20

Coffee break

Plenary Sessions
11:20 - 12:10

How is infrastructure doing on equity, diversity and inclusion?

Anna Dayn, Kemi-Christina Abdul, Grace Reyes, Jennifer Skylakos
  • Making ED&I a true business imperative
  • Examples of how greater diversity drives better financial performance
  • Benchmarking: How does diversity within infrastructure compare to other asset classes?

Moderator:
Anna Dayn, Managing Partner, New End

Speakers:
Kemi-Christina Abdul
, Managing Director, BlueHaven Investments
Grace Reyes, Chief Executive Officer, The Investment Diversity
Jennifer Skylakos, Managing Partner, Sustainable Infrastructure & Energy Funds, DHR Global

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Anna Dayn

Managing Partner, New End

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Kemi-Christina Abdul

Managing Director, BlueHaven

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Grace Reyes

Chief Executive Officer, The Investment Diversity Exchange (TIDE)

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Jennifer Skylakos

Managing Partner, Sustainable Infrastructure & Energy Funds, DHR Global

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Lunch
12:10 - 13:15

Lunch break

Plenary Sessions
13:15 - 13:50

Data centers in focus: Weathering market uncertainty through ongoing investor demand

Emily Naughton, Cyrus Gentry, Tony Rossabi, Jonathan Zelmanovitch
  • The right fit: Different data centers for different investor profiles
  • The impact of large-scale platforms being taken private by the big players?
  • A look at the thriving secondary market for data centers

Moderator:
Emily Naughton, Partner, Mayer Brown

Speakers:
Cyrus Gentry, Managing Director, Investment Team, Stonepeak
Tony Rossabi, Chief Executive Officer, Recovery Point Systems
Jonathan Zelmanovitch, Managing Director, PMP Strategy

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Emily Naughton

Partner, Mayer Brown

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Cyrus Gentry

Managing Director, Investment Team, Stonepeak

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Tony Rossabi

Chief Executive Officer, Recovery Point Systems

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Jonathan Zelmanovitch

Managing Director, PMP Strategy

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13:50 - 14:30

LP panel: North American investor views on the evolving global market

Vittorio Lacagnina, Vishnu Amble, Dmitri (Dima) Blumin, Eugene Chao, Ying Lin
  • Big funds, big fees and declining investor influence? Readdressing the balance of power
  • What will the investor-manager relationships of the future look like?
  • Decarbonization- how investors are measuring carbon intensity within infrastructure and across the broader portfolio

Moderator:
Vittorio Lacagnina, Partner, Apollo Global Management

Speakers:
Vishnu Amble,
Director, Investments, GreenBear Group
Dima Blumin, Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Assets, The World Bank Pension Plan
Eugene Chao, The Wharton School
Ying Lin, Vice President, Stepstone

 

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Vittorio Lacagnina

Partner, Apollo Global Management

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Vishnu Amble

Director, GreenBear Group

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Dmitri (Dima) Blumin

Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Assets, World Bank Pension Plan

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Eugene Chao

Chief of Staff, The Wharton School

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Ying Lin

Vice President, Stepstone Group

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Networking
14:30 - 15:05

Coffee break

Interactive Round Tables
15:05 - 16:05

Climate change and sustainability: Making sense of net zero, the SDGs and COP26

15:05 - 16:05

Adapting asset management capabilities to manage through disruption

Laurie Mahon

Facilitator:
Laurie Mahon, Vice Chair, Global Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets

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Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

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15:05 - 16:05

What is driving interest and fundraising in infrastructure debt?

Richard Freund

Facilitator:
Richard Freund, Associate Director, Capital Markets Team, CDP North America

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Richard Freund

Associate Director, Capital Markets Team, CDP North America

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15:05 - 16:05

Co-investments- how do different types of investors approach them?

Julie Findlay

Facilitator:
Julie Findlay, Senior Director, Nuveen

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Julie Findlay

Senior Director, Nuveen

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End of Day 2
16:05 - 16:15

Chair's closing remarks and close of conference

Kemi-Christina Abdul

Managing Director, BlueHaven

Kemi Christina Abdul brings over a decade of direct investment and portfolio management experience across various infrastructure sectors internationally. She is Managing Director and founder of BlueHaven LLC, a recently established boutique firm that… Read full bio

Vishnu Amble

Director, GreenBear Group

Vishnu Amble serves as a Director of GreenBear Group LLC, a single-family office he founded in 2006 based in Miami, Florida and Singapore. The GreenBear Group LLC investment program has been active across private markets in developed and emerging reg… Read full bio

John Anderson

Global Head of Corporate Finance and Infrastructure, Manulife

John Anderson is a 30-year infrastructure investor, responsible for Manulife’s $10 billion own-account infrastructure equity portfolio, $5 billion in external infrastructure equity commitments to the Manulife infrastructure funds, and Manulife’s $40… Read full bio

Dmitri (Dima) Blumin

Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Assets, World Bank Pension Plan

Senior Portfolio Manager in the Real Assets Portfolio, which is part of the World Bank Pension Plan. The portfolio is currently invested in Real Estate, Infrastructure, Energy and Timber. Member of the Private Markets Investment Committee that review… Read full bio

Canan Anli

Senior Advisor, PMP Strategy

Canan specializes in TMT and Digital Infrastructure investments. Before joining PMP, Canan spent the last 10 year with Mubadala Investment Company where most recently she was heading the new investments in ICT and Digital Infrastructure.Prior to that… Read full bio

Guillaume Aubert

Managing Director, Asset Management & Valuation, Infrastructure, CDPQ

Guillaume Aubert is responsible for post-investment strategies for the Infrastructure portfolio. In his role, he oversees the work of teams in the Americas, Europe and Asia to optimize long-term value creation in portfolio companies. He also ensures… Read full bio

Paul Barr

Partner, Pantheon Ventures

Paul is a Partner in Pantheon’s Global Infrastructure and Real Assets Team. He previously worked in the Infrastructure teams at GIC, Challenger Group, and Macquarie. Prior to this Paul worked in a number of corporate finance and consulting roles, wit… Read full bio
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Jeetu Balchandani

Global Head of Infrastructure Debt, BlackRock

Jeetu Balchandani, Managing Director, is Global Head of Infrastructure Debt at BlackRock. Mr. Balchandani is responsible for leading the infrastructure debt platform, fostering key bank and sponsor relationships and origination, structuring and execu… Read full bio

Izzet Bensusan

Managing Partner, Founder, Captona LLC

Izzet Bensusan is the Managing Partner and Founder of Captona, an infrastructure investment company that focuses on the Energy Transition sector in North America. The firm acquires and operates Wind, Solar, Fuel Cell, Hydrogen, Renewable Natural Gas… Read full bio

Zak Bentley

Americas Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Zak Bentley is Americas editor at Infrastructure Investor, based in New York. Zak joined Infrastructure Investor in London in 2016 from Centaur where he was a reporter at their Clean Energy Pipeline title. He now leads Infrastructure Investor’s cover… Read full bio

Michael Bonte-Friedheim

Founding Partner and Group CEO, NextEnergy Group

Founded NextEnergy Group (“NextEnergy”) in 2007. NextEnergy is one of the leading specialist international investment and asset managers focused on the solar sector. It has c.200 employees across multiple offices, including London, Milan, Hyderabad,… Read full bio

Jorge Camina

Partner, Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Credit, Denham Capital

Mr. Jorge Camiña, New Jersey. Mr. Camiña is a Partner and Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Credit. Jorge brings over 20 years experience in project finance and investment management, having held senior positions at both Allianz Global Investors and… Read full bio

Jenny Chan

Managing Director, Macquarie Asset Management

Jenny is a Managing Director with MAM and is currently the Head of Portfolio and Strategy for MAM Private Markets' North American Private Funds. Prior to this role, Jenny had responsibility for developing and executing the debt capital management str… Read full bio

Eugene Chao

Chief of Staff, The Wharton School

As a Chief of Staff, Eugene has been a reliable source of assistance to C-suite and board members. His career began as a Presidential Appointee’s Fellow at the U.S. General Services Administration where he gained a managerial role in design-build, va… Read full bio

Audrey Copeland

Head of Strategy and Origination, Spearmint

Audrey Copeland is the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Origination at Spearmint. She brings more than 15 years of diverse renewable energy and sustainability experience to her role, having previously worked across both utility-scale and distrib… Read full bio

Alex Darden

Partner, EQT

Alex Darden joined EQT Partners in April 2008. He is President of EQT Partners Inc. and Head of Infrastructure Americas Prior to joining EQT Partners, Alex worked at GE Energy Financial Services where he made structured debt and equity investments in… Read full bio

Anna Dayn

Managing Partner, New End

Anna Dayn is a Managing Partner and US head of New End, a family-office anchored investment, strategic advisory and capital formation firm in private markets. At New End, Anna partners and invests in high-growth companies, sponsors and investment pla… Read full bio
Kelly DePonte, Probitas Partners

Kelly DePonte

Managing Director, Probitas Partners

Kelly is a Managing Director at Probitas Partners, a global alternative investment placement agent, responsible for research. Previously he was the Chief Operating Officer at Pacific Corporate Group, a consultant and fund-of-funds manager, focused on… Read full bio

Jeremy Ebie

CEO & Founder, Phoenix Infrastructure Group

Mr. Ebie is the CEO and founder of the Phoenix Infrastructure Group, an infrastructure investor based in Washington, DC. He has over fifteen years in infrastructure, municipal finance, and public-private partnerships investment banking and advisory e… Read full bio

Julie Findlay

Senior Director, Nuveen

Julie Findlay is a Senior Director on the Private Infrastructure team at Nuveen. Her responsibilities include originating and underwriting direct equity investments across the infrastructure sectors as well as evaluating limited partner opportunities… Read full bio

Mark Florian

Global head, BlackRock Infrastructure Funds, BlackRock

Mark Florian leads the Global Energy & Power Infrastructure team at BlackRock, which currently manages about $9 billion, investing in the power, midstream, utility and other energy sectors across three long term funds. The team has created over 3… Read full bio

Richard Freund

Associate Director, Capital Markets Team, CDP North America

Richard Freund is Associate Director on CDP North America’s Capital Markets team, overseeing CDP’s engagement with asset managers and owners in the United States and Canada. He also oversees CDP’s municipal/sub-sovereign debt program, working with a… Read full bio

Valtin Gallani

Director, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

Valtin is a Director in SocGen's LBO team and a member of the TMT Global Leadership Committee. Valtin has over 15 years of banking experience across TMT sectors covering US, Canada and Latin America. Valtin is pirmarily focused on Digital Infrastruct… Read full bio

Jennifer Gandin

Principal, Investments, CIM Group

Jennifer Gandin is a Principal in the Investments Group. She is actively involved in the investment management process across CIM’s platforms and serves on the Investment Committee. Additionally, Ms. Gandin represents CIM on the boards of SkyPower Gl… Read full bio

Cyrus Gentry

Managing Director, Investment Team, Stonepeak

Cyrus is a Managing Director with Stonepeak and is Head of Communications, Europe. Prior to joining Stonepeak, Cyrus was a Principal at BC Partners, focusing on investments in the industrials and telecommunications sectors. Prior to BC Partners, Cyru… Read full bio

Pooja Goyal

Partner and Co-Head of the Infrastructure Group, The Carlyle Group

Pooja Goyal is a Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Carlyle Global Infrastructure, Co-Head of the Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund (CGI), and Head of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. She is based in New York. Prior to joining Carl… Read full bio

Alex Greenbaum

Partner, Active Core Infrastructure, EQT

Mr. Greenbaum is a founding Partner of EQT's Active Core Infrastructure team and leads the team in North America. Prior to joining EQT, Alex was the Head of Infrastructure (North America) for GIC, the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore. Mr. Greenbaum… Read full bio

Alfred Griffin

Senior Managing Director and Head of Generate Credit, Generate Capital

Alfred is Senior Managing Director and Head of Generate Credit at Generate Capital. Previously, Alfred was founding President of NY Green Bank, a $1 billion New York State sponsored specialty finance company with focus on sustainable infrastructure /… Read full bio

Megan Hammond

Senior Managing Director, University of Michigan

Megan Hammond is a Senior Managing Director at the University of Michigan’s Investment Office, joining the university in 2019. Megan heads the real estate and natural resources investment portfolios. Prior to the University of Michigan, Megan led Dar… Read full bio

Edward Herring

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Tailwater Capital

Mr. Herring has over 27 years of investment experience and co-founded Tailwater Capital in January 2013. At Tailwater, Mr. Herring’s primary responsibilities include deal sourcing, execution, and monitoring of the Firm’s investments as well as manage… Read full bio

Wandy Hoh

Head of Infrastructure Secondaries, Macquarie Asset Management

Wandy is a Macquarie Asset Management Managing Director and President of Macquarie Alliance Partners, LLC ("MAP"). MAP is part of Investment Solutions, a MAM division that provides capital and liquidity to limited partners and general partners in the… Read full bio

Guy Hopgood

Director, bfinance

Guy is a Director within bfinance’s Chicago office, consulting with US institutional investors across Pensions, Insurance and E&Fs, amongst others. Guy was previously in bfinance’s Private Markets research team. His research focused on infrastruc… Read full bio

Rory Hunter

Partner, iCON Infrastructure

Rory is a Partner at iCON, based in New York. He joined the iCON team in 2013. Rory has over a decade of experience in infrastructure and was responsible for iCON’s investments in Iowa Interstate Railroad, Dobson Fiber, TruVista Communications and Co… Read full bio

Recep Kendircioglu

Head of Infrastructure Investments, Manulife Investment Management

Recep oversees the firm’s $12 billion infrastructure investments program and is the portfolio manager of infrastructure-related funds that allow third-party investors to invest alongside Manulife. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, he worked for Enel… Read full bio

Robert Keough

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure, JLC Infrastructure

Mr. Keough joined JLC on February 1, 2018 as Managing Director – Head of Infrastructure. Mr. Keough oversees investment activity and operations of JLC and sits on JLC’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining JLC, Mr. Keough was a Senior Principal wit… Read full bio

Hamish Kidd

Senior Vice President, Investments Infrastructure, Brookfield Asset Management

Hamish Kidd is a Senior Vice President in Brookfield’s Infrastructure Group and head of Brookfield Infrastructure Sponsor Solutions for North America. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2021, Mr. Kidd worked in the infrastructure mergers and acquisitions… Read full bio

Vittorio Lacagnina

Partner, Apollo Global Management

Vittorio Lacagnina is a Partner in the Institutional Client & Product Solutions group at Apollo where he leads capital formation for Infrastructure. Prior to joining Apollo in 2022, Vittorio was Managing Director & Head of Business Developmen… Read full bio

Charles-Henry Lecointe

Head of Infrastructure Debt, North America, LGIM America

Charles-Henry is Head of Infrastructure Debt, North America at LGIM America. In his role, he is responsible for leading the infrastructure debt team with a focus on North American Energy, Renewables, Transportation and P3 sectors. Charles-Henry is al… Read full bio

Ethan Levine

Managing Director, Head of Real Assets & Sustainability, Commonfund Capital

Ethan Levine is Head of Real Assets and Sustainability and a member of the Investment Committee of Commonfund Capital. His primary responsibilities include due diligence, investment selection and portfolio construction for the firm’s real assets and… Read full bio

Ying Lin

Vice President, Stepstone Group

Ying Lin is a Vice Principal with StepStone’s infrastructure and real assets (“SIRA”) team, and is involved in fund, secondary, and co-investments investing across the SIRA platform in New York. Prior to StepStone, Ms. Lin was in the portfolio manage… Read full bio

Matthew Lipton

Co-Head of Infrastructure Investment Research, Partners Group

Matthew Lipton is part of the Private Infrastructure team and is Co-Head of Infrastructure Investment Research, based in New York. He has 17 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Neuberger Berman, Macquarie Capit… Read full bio

Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

Laurie Mahon joined CIBC Capital Markets in August 2013 and is responsible for all infrastructure finance activities globally. She has had a multifaceted career as a banker. public sector manager, infrastructure executive, consultant and developer fo… Read full bio

Reynold Martin

Managing Principal – Infrastructure & Energy, Allstate

Reynold Martin is a Managing Principal with Allstate Investments, responsible for leading Allstate’s $1.5B portfolio of equity investments in Infrastructure and Energy. Mr. Martin leads a team of four dedicated investment professionals focused on the… Read full bio

Léonie Maruani

Senior Director, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Léonie Maruani has joined Vauban as Senior Director focused on the firm’s expansion into North America, bringing 20+ years of experience across Europe and the Americas. Previously, she served as a Senior Advisor at the Rockefeller Foundation on the I… Read full bio

Irene Mavroyannis

Managing Partner, Private Capital Advisory, Sera Global

Irene is the Global Head of Sera Global’s Private Capital Advisory practice for Infrastructure, Renewables and Sustainable Investing and is responsible for advising leading general partners, operating companies and managers of real assets on fund str… Read full bio

Jonathan Melmed

Partner, Head of Private Equity/Power & Infrastructure, King & Spalding

Jonathan Melmed is a Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity corporate partner at King & Spalding based in New York. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Private Equity/M&A practice, as well as Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Energy, Power… Read full bio

Trevor Mills

Partner, Apollo Management

Mr. Mills is a Partner at Apollo having joined in 2008. Previously, Mr. Mills was employed by Rio Tinto in London where he worked with senior management to develop the group’s strategy and execute M&A transactions. Before Rio Tinto Mr. Mills work… Read full bio

John Moon

Managing Director, Head, Morgan Stanley Energy Partners

John Moon is a Managing Director and Head of Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (MSEP). He is based in New York and Houston. Mr. Moon served as a senior member of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP) team from 1998 to 2004 and then rejoined Morgan Stan… Read full bio

Nicolas Motelay

Founder

Nicolas Motelay is a cofounding partner of New End. Nicolas has over 25 years’ corporate strategy, institutional sales and origination experience across private equity and debt capital markets. Prior to co-founding New End in 2018, Nicolas had a long… Read full bio

Reuben Munger

Managing Partner, Vision Ridge Partners

Reuben Munger founded Vision Ridge Partners in 2008 in order to bring decades of value investing experience to bear on what he saw as the financial opportunities presented by sustainable solutions. A former Partner at The Baupost Group, LLC, a leadin… Read full bio

Emily Naughton

Partner, Mayer Brown

Emily Naughton is a partner in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and a member of the Real Estate Markets practice and the Projects & Infrastructure team. Emily advises clients on a broad array of commercial real estate transactions, with an emph… Read full bio

Mansi Patel

Sr. Director, Head of U.S. Infrastructure Debt, MetLife Investment Management

Mansi Patel is a Senior Director at MetLife Investments Management in the MetLife Private Capital group. She is a member of the Infrastructure and Project Finance team, responsible for transaction sourcing, origination, underwriting and portfolio man… Read full bio

Isabel O'Brien

Reporter, Americas, Infrastructure Investor

Isabel O’Brien is the Americas Reporter at Infrastructure Investor based in New York. Isabel joined Infrastructure Investor in 2021 after freelancing with outlets such as Freakonomics Radio and the Granite State News Collective. Her expertise of the… Read full bio

Alexander Poll

Infrastructure Equity Americas, MEAG – Munich Re

Dr. Poll is responsible for MEAG/MunichRe’s Infrastructure Equity investment business in the Americas. He joined MEAG in 2013, relocating to New York in 2015 to establish MEAG’s local presence in the Infrastructure Equity space in the US. Dr. Poll st… Read full bio

Ross Posner

Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Ross Posner is Managing Partner of Ridgewood Infrastructure, which invests in essential infrastructure in the U.S. lower middle market. Illustrative investments include the Vista Ridge pipeline supplying San Antonio with ~20% of its fresh water under… Read full bio

Grace Reyes

Chief Executive Officer, The Investment Diversity Exchange (TIDE)

As featured on Forbes, Entreprenuer, Thrive Global, Grace Reyes is one of the most prominent voices in finance when it comes to promoting diversity & gender balance in the investment management industry. Ms. Reyes is the CEO of The Investment Div… Read full bio

Emily Rodgers

Managing Director & Director of ESG, EIG

Ms. Rodgers is a Managing Director and Director of ESG. She is based in the firm’s Houston office and serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Chairwoman of the ESG Committee. Her role encompasses integration of ESG factors into EIG’s invest… Read full bio

Tony Rossabi

Chief Executive Officer, Recovery Point Systems

Tony Rossabi is CEO of Recovery Point Group Holding Company, where he focuses on the growth of Recovery Point Systems, a leader in DRaaS, and other companies within the portfolio. A talented and seasoned executive, Rossabi brings over twenty years of… Read full bio

Mike Roth

Partner, Ares Management Corporation

Mr. Roth is a Partner in Ares Infrastructure Opportunities. Additionally, he serves on the Ares Climate Infrastructure Partners Investment Committee. Mr. Roth currently serves on the Board of Directors of SoftBank Energy, Heelstone, Gotham Greens and… Read full bio

Chris D. Rozzell

Managing Partner, Cresta Fund Management

Chris has 22 years of investment and operating experience in the infrastructure industry, and he co-founded Cresta in 2016. At Cresta, his primary responsibilities include transaction sourcing, transaction execution and portfolio management as well a… Read full bio

Devinder Sangha

Partner, Albourne Partners Limited

Devinder is a Partner at Albourne Partners Limited. He joined the firm in 2006 and is a senior member of the Real Assets and Portfolio Groups. He is responsible for infrastructure coverage, including manager selection, investment due diligence, and r… Read full bio

Elena Savostianova

Managing Partner, Ember Infrastructure

Elena Savostianova has nearly 20 years of professional experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Prior to Ember, Elena served as a Principal with Global Infrastructure Partners CAPS team, focusing on renewable energy opportunities. Before… Read full bio

Arash Shojaie

Principal, Infrastructure, QIC

Arash has been at QIC since 2013, working within the Infrastructure team in Sydney and Brisbane, before moving to New York where he is currently based. His role is focused on origination, transaction execution and asset management across North Americ… Read full bio

Daniel Silverberg

Managing Director of Corporate Practice, Capstone

Daniel Silverberg serves as Capstone’s Managing Director of Corporate Practice and co-leads the Capstone National Security Team. He has strong relationships in the Executive Branch and Capitol Hill based on 16 years of service in international securi… Read full bio

Nikola Simic

Managing Director, Carlyle

Nikola Simic is a Managing Director in the Infrastructure Credit team within Carlyle’s Global Credit platform. Prior to joining Carlyle in 2020; Mr. Simic was a Director within BlackRock’s Global Infrastructure Debt team. While at BlackRock, he was r… Read full bio

Jennifer Skylakos

Managing Partner, Sustainable Infrastructure & Energy Funds, DHR Global

Jennifer started her career as an Attorney Advisor through the Attorney General’s Honors Program at the Department of Justice, and then practiced law at Fragomen in New York City. Between life as a lawyer and life in executive search, Jennifer commit… Read full bio

Lawrence Slade

Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Investor Association

Lawrence Slade became Chief Executive Officer of the Global Infrastructure Investors Association (GIIA) in January 2020. GIIA represents investors with over US$1tn AUM. Prior to his role with GIIA Lawrence worked with Energy UK since 2011, becoming t… Read full bio

William Smalley

Managing Director, Ares Management Corporation

Mr. Smalley is a Managing Director in the Ares Secondaries Group, where he focuses on infrastructure secondaries. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, he was a Director in the Landmark Partners Private Equity Group, where he focused on transaction originat… Read full bio

Rudi Stuetzle

Infrastructure Debt Americas, MEAG – Munich Re

Rudi joined MEAG in 2014 and is responsible for the origination and structuring of infrastructure deals in the energy, renewables and transport sector in the Americas. He has 30 years of experience in financing infrastructure projects worldwide and a… Read full bio

Adie Tomer

Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institute

Adie Tomer is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and leads the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative. Tomer is an expert in infrastructure policy and urban economics, with a particular focus on transportation and digital technology issues.… Read full bio

David Vence

Investment Director, Antin Infrastructure Partners

David Vence, Investment Director, joined Antin in 2014 and is located in the New York office. He is a board member of Fund III portfolio company FirstLight Fiber and Fund IV portfolio company Origis Energy. He previously was a board observer of Almav… Read full bio

Mark Weisdorf

Chair of the Investment Committee, IST3 IG

Mark Weisdorf is Managing Partner of Mark Weisdorf Associates, LLC, focusing on private market infrastructure and real assets investment strategies. He is Investment Committee Chair of Zurich-based Swiss pension plan cooperative, IST3 Infrastruktur G… Read full bio

Jonathan Zelmanovitch

Managing Director, PMP Strategy

Jonathan is a Managing Director at PMP in charge of the Global Datacenter & Software Practice as well as the Private Equity Practice. He mainly advises infrastructure investors and Private Equity firms. Jonathan started his career in Investment B… Read full bio

Eugene Zhuchenko

Director and Founder, ETORE Advisory

Eugene Zhuchenko has over 20 years of infrastructure experience. Prior to founding ETORE Advisory, he was the CEO of Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association, managed an infrastructure portfolio at APG Asset Management, led M&A projects at… Read full bio

The 2022 advisory board

Industry leaders shaping the agenda

Alex Darden

Partner, EQT

Alex Darden joined EQT Partners in April 2008. He is President of EQT Partners Inc. and Head of Infrastructure Americas Prior to joining EQT Partners, Alex worked at GE Energy Financial Services where he made structured debt and equity investments in… Read full bio
Kelly DePonte, Probitas Partners

Kelly DePonte

Managing Director, Probitas Partners

Kelly is a Managing Director at Probitas Partners, a global alternative investment placement agent, responsible for research. Previously he was the Chief Operating Officer at Pacific Corporate Group, a consultant and fund-of-funds manager, focused on… Read full bio

Jeremy Ebie

CEO & Founder, Phoenix Infrastructure Group

Mr. Ebie is the CEO and founder of the Phoenix Infrastructure Group, an infrastructure investor based in Washington, DC. He has over fifteen years in infrastructure, municipal finance, and public-private partnerships investment banking and advisory e… Read full bio

Robert Keough

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure, JLC Infrastructure

Mr. Keough joined JLC on February 1, 2018 as Managing Director – Head of Infrastructure. Mr. Keough oversees investment activity and operations of JLC and sits on JLC’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining JLC, Mr. Keough was a Senior Principal wit… Read full bio

Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

Laurie Mahon joined CIBC Capital Markets in August 2013 and is responsible for all infrastructure finance activities globally. She has had a multifaceted career as a banker. public sector manager, infrastructure executive, consultant and developer fo… Read full bio

Irene Mavroyannis

Managing Partner, Private Capital Advisory, Sera Global

Irene is the Global Head of Sera Global’s Private Capital Advisory practice for Infrastructure, Renewables and Sustainable Investing and is responsible for advising leading general partners, operating companies and managers of real assets on fund str… Read full bio

Nicolas Rubio

Partner, Chief Executive Officer Americas, Meridiam

Based in New York, Nicolas is Chief Executive Officer, Americas, and Partner with Meridiam. Meridiam is a leading public infrastructure developer, investor and manager specializing in greenfield infrastructure with a core focus on sustainability and… Read full bio

Daniel Silverberg

Managing Director of Corporate Practice, Capstone

Daniel Silverberg serves as Capstone’s Managing Director of Corporate Practice and co-leads the Capstone National Security Team. He has strong relationships in the Executive Branch and Capitol Hill based on 16 years of service in international securi… Read full bio

Jennifer Skylakos

Managing Partner, Sustainable Infrastructure & Energy Funds, DHR Global

Jennifer started her career as an Attorney Advisor through the Attorney General’s Honors Program at the Department of Justice, and then practiced law at Fragomen in New York City. Between life as a lawyer and life in executive search, Jennifer commit… Read full bio

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