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.

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Agenda

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Day 1
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Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday 14th

Infrastructure Debt Seminar
13:40 - 13:50

Opening and Introductory remarks

James Wardlaw
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James Wardlaw

Vice Chairman, Campbell Lutyens

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13:50 - 14:35

Keynote Panel: The rise and rise of infrastructure debt

Andreas Cremer, Cornelie Goedhuis, Eduard Fernández , Kevin Smithen
  • 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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Andreas Cremer

Director Infrastructure / Energy Europe/ Middle East/ Asia, DEG

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Cornelie Goedhuis

Chief Investment Officer, ILX

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Eduard Fernández

Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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Kevin Smithen

Managing Director, Digital Bridge/Digital Colony

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14:35 - 15:05

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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15:05 - 15:50

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

Jae Hyung Kwon, Andrew Kinloch, Eduard Fernández , Stewart James
  • 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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Jae Hyung Kwon

Head of North Asia, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

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Andrew Kinloch

Managing Director, Logie Group

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Eduard Fernández

Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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Stewart James

Managing Director and Head of Group Public Affairs, Asia Pacific, HSBC

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15:50 - 16:00

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

Andreas Cremer

Director Infrastructure / Energy Europe/ Middle East/ Asia, DEG

Andreas Cremer is head of department at DEG and responsible for infrastructure and energy operations in Asia, Europe and Middle East, managing a loan portfolio of over US$ 500 million. He has been active in financing for almost 15 years, working as f… Read full bio

Eduard Fernández

Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

Eduard Fernández is a reporter with Infrastructure Investor based in Hong Kong. Previously, he worked as the correspondent in China for several Spanish media outlets, and as news editor for China´s public television network, CCTV. Some of his article… Read full bio

Cornelie Goedhuis

Chief Investment Officer, ILX

As a senior structured finance banker with more than 25 years of experience in project finance Cornelie has extensive experience in arranging and structuring complex lending facilities, credit risk assessment, credit restructuring, financial advisory… Read full bio

Stewart James

Managing Director and Head of Group Public Affairs, Asia Pacific, HSBC

Before joining HSBC in January 2016, Stewart worked in the public sector for over 20 years. He held a number of posts for HM Treasury (HMT), including six years in Brussels focussing on EU financial regulation. Returning to London he led European Str… Read full bio

Andrew Kinloch

Managing Director, Logie Group

Andrew has been Lead Arranging and advising on infrastructure finance for 20+ years. This was initially in the developed markets of Australia (Westpac) then the UK (Mizuho and UBS) as concepts such as IPPs, resource based lending and PPP were first d… 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

Paul Nash

Partner and Head of Infrastructure Debt, DIF Capital Partners

Paul Nash is a Partner of DIF and currently Head of Infrastructure Debt. Paul joined DIF in 2008 to establish its operations in the UK. He was responsible for all the PPP activities within DIF and has overseen the analysis, execution, value enhanceme… Read full bio

Kevin Smithen

Managing Director, Digital Bridge/Digital Colony

Kevin Smithen is a Managing Director and the Head of Strategy at Digital Bridge and Digital Colony, where he plays a leading role on the firm's deal sourcing, fundraising and co-investment efforts and is responsible for several of the firm’s global c… Read full bio

James Wardlaw

Vice Chairman, Campbell Lutyens

James Wardlaw joined Campbell Lutyens in 2011 with responsibility for the firm’s infrastructure practice and has been instrumental in building the practice over the last eight years. His present role is focused on advising the firm’s clients, includi… Read full bio
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