Financing strategies for global infrastructure

Led by powerhouse Japanese and Korean institutional investors, global infrastructure debt is increasingly on the radar of Asia’s largest LPs.

As the appetite for infrastructure debt continues, the dedicated Infrastructure Investor Debt Forum on 14 November will give the opportunity for global fund managers to connect with the LPs looking to complement their equity assets with lower-risk debt strategies.

Who attends?

Fund managers

Meet and network with the Asian investors looking to allocate to global infrastructure debt

Qualified investors

Meet infrastructure debt fund managers and learn where debt fits within an infrastructure allocation.

Service providers

Highlight your unique value while networking with the infrastructure funds and investors committing capital to debt now.

3 distinct Forums to enhance your investment and fundraising strategies

Attend the entire Summit to grow your business

Drive your energy transition investment strategy at this second annual forum dedicated to the “biggest investment opportunity of the century”.

Established as the premier infrastructure investment conference in the region, you must be in attendance if you are interested in Asian infrastructure or LP capital.

Discover why LPs in the region are increasingly allocating their capital to infrastructure debt strategies and demonstrate your advantage over the competition to secure your share.

Day 1
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Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday 14th

Infrastructure Debt Seminar
14:00 - 14:10

Opening and Introductory remarks

14:10 - 14:30

Presentation: Lessons learnt from a debt investor - how to successfully grow a debt portfolio

14:30 - 15:15

Keynote Panel: The rise and rise of infrastructure debt

Manfred Schepers
  • Assessing the rapid rise of the asset class and current debt fundraising landscape
  • The value proposition of infra debt. How does infra debt compare with other fixed income classes such as corporate debt
  • Is Infrastructure debt a lower risk way of liability matching for asset owners, such as insurance companies?
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Manfred Schepers

Chief Executive Officer, ILX Fund

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15:15 - 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 - 16:05

Presentation: Infrastructure Debt Markets Performance Review: what drives the risk and returns of private infra debt?

Frederic Blanc-Brude
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Frederic Blanc-Brude

Director, EDHEC Infrastructure Institute

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16:05 - 16:50

Panel: The role of banks in developing Asia’s infrastructure and the future cooperation with private capital

Catharina Dyvik, Geoffrey Tan, Jae Hyung Kwon
  • The role of banks and institutional capital compared – in which areas do they still have a competitive advantage?
  • How can banks, governments and private capital cooperate more effectively in the region to spur further growth?
  • Case studies
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Catharina Dyvik

Program Manager, SYSTEMIQ

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Geoffrey Tan

Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

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Jae Hyung Kwon

Head of North Asia, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

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16:50 - 18:00

Close of forum and conference

Frederic Blanc-Brude

Director, EDHEC Infrastructure Institute

Frédéric Blanc-Brude is director of the EDHEC Infrastructure Institute based in Singapore, a dedicated research unit developing a unique body of applied research on infrastructure investment from the perspective of large asset owners. He joined EDHEC… Read full bio

Catharina Dyvik

Program Manager, SYSTEMIQ

Catharina joined SYSTEMIQ in September 2017, and acts as co-lead of the secretariat of the Blended Finance Taskforce. The Taskforce, launched by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, is in the process of implementing an ambitious action… Read full bio

Jae Hyung Kwon

Head of North Asia, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Jae Hyung Kwon is MIGA’s Head of North Asia. In this role, Jae Hyung is responsible for developing MIGA’s political risk insurance and credit enhancement business in Korea, China, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, India, Nepal and Pakistan. Prior to t… Read full bio

Manfred Schepers

Chief Executive Officer, ILX Fund

Manfred is leading the ILX initiative and brings 30+ years’ experience in both development finance and international capital markets. From 2006-2016 he was President and Chief Financial Officer at the EBRD and lead the Bank’s Institutional Investment… Read full bio

Geoffrey Tan

Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Geoffrey Tan is a Managing Director at Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and is OPIC’s Asia-Pacific regional representative based in Thailand. Mr. Tan has worked in emerging markets financing for over 20 years. Since joining OPIC in 200… Read full bio
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