From pandemic-resilience towards sustainable growth

Join the Infrastructure Debt Forum and connect with senior, junior and mezzanine providers with global investors, issuers, and developers.

Learn about the different investment structures available and opportunities for yield in the growing infrastructure debt market.


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Explore what characteristics have made infrastructure debt so pandemic resilient, the role of specialist infrastructure credit strategies, the effects of the low interest rate environment, and much more.

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Floortje Brouwers, GIC

Floortje Brouwers

Senior Vice President, GIC Private Markets

Floortje Brouwers leads the Infrastructure Debt strategy for GIC, based out of London. She is part of GIC’s INFRA investment team which covers Equity, Debt and Fund investments. In her role she is responsible for investments in non-investment grade a… Read full bio

Anish Butani

Director, Private Markets - bfinance

Anish Butani is a Director in the Private Markets team at bfinance, where he leads the coverage of the infrastructure sector and advises institutional investors seeking to deploy capital to the Infrastructure sector, with a focus on fund manager sear… Read full bio

Tim Cable

Senior Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

Tim joined the business in 2012 and has over two decades of relevant experience. Based in London, Tim is the Head of the Global Infrastructure Debt business and the portfolio manager of a number of the firm’s debt mandates. He is Chair of the Debt In… Read full bio

Frank Dornseifer

Managing Director, Bundesverband Alternative Investments

Frank Dornseifer is Managing Director of Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI), the German advocacy organization for the Alternative Investment industry. He has been active for more than 18 years in various functions in investment manageme… Read full bio

Kay Parplies

Head of Unit, European Commission

Kay Parplies is the Head of Unit for Investment and Innovative Financing in the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), where he works, among other areas, in the development of innovative bl… Read full bio

Matias Sottile

Managing Partner - Founder, Ayres Partners

Matias Sottile is the founder of Ayres Partners, a boutique financial and strategy advisory firm specializing in energy transition and digital infrastructure in developed and emerging markets. Before AP, Matias held an investment director role within… Read full bio

Tom Sumpster

Head of Private Debt - Asset Management, Phoenix Group

Tom is currently the Head of Private Debt for Phoenix Group, the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement provider with over £330bn of Assets under Administration, on behalf of over 14 million policyholders. Tom is responsible for leading the Di… Read full bio

Alex Waller

Head of Infrastructure Debt, Whitehelm Capital

Alex leads the debt investing activities for Whitehelm and has 18 years’ industry experience in debt financing, investment banking and principal investment. Prior to the formation of Whitehelm, Alex spent seven years at Challenger where he was a Dire… Read full bio

Benjamin Walter

Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors

Benjamin is a Portfolio Manager at Allianz Global Investors’ Infrastructure Debt team. Before joining AllianzGI in May 2017, Benjamin spent 4 years at BlackRock, where he joined shortly after the inception of the Infrastructure Debt team to support t… Read full bio
Day 1
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Day 1 - Thursday 21st

Infrastructure Debt Forum
08:45 - 08:50

Introduction from Infrastructure Investor

08:50 - 09:00

Welcome from the chair

09:00 - 09:45

From weathering the storm to leading the charge – infrastructure debt to the fore

  • A less volatile asset and more flexible solution – how infrastructure debt gained its resilience tag
  • How the persistent low interest rates and other macro factors play heavily into its favour
  • Assessing the numbers – why infra debt is seeing more capital commitment year upon year and relatively big ticket sizes
  • Are we seeing investors increasingly seeking infra debt solutions over traditional fixed income?
09:45 - 10:30

Traditional and modern infrastructure in the new green, digital economy

  • What traditional infra is at risk of becoming redundant as the world transitions at an increasingly rapid pace?
  • How debt managers can help future proof their traditional infrastructure assets
  • What does the future hold for the ever-changing definition of infrastructure assets?
10:30 - 11:00

Sector-specific strategies – the next step for infrastructure debt’s growth?

  • Analysing the capital being committed to sector-specific infrastructure debt investments
  • Why renewables, social and digital infrastructure are among those leading the way
  • Business model, client asset liability management and other considerations for managers as we shift towards a new way of project financing
  • How can investors construct their portfolios to efficiently expose themselves to a diverse set of sectors?
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking

Infrastructure Debt Forum
11:30 - 12:10

Junior vs senior and the appeal of high return debt strategies in the search for yield

  • Are high return debt strategies becoming part of a core infrastructure portfolio now, despite high fees?
  • Junior debt, crossover credit & more – what’s proving most popular for different types of LPs in the post-pandemic environment
  • Why would investors choose these high return strategies over equity?
  • Does senior investment grade debt still offer appeal to certain types of investors?
12:10 - 12:30

Interview: Considerations for infrastructure debt projects in emerging economies

12:30 - 13:00

Case study

13:00 - 14:00


Infrastructure Debt Forum
14:00 - 14:40

Meeting green requirements – how debt funds must adapt in a significant year for sustainability

  • Adhering to established guidelines and regulation, such as the EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities
  • The role of digital and energy transition products in improving sustainable infrastructure debt investment
  • Cost-benefit analysis for LPs and GPs – due diligence, compliance, reporting and other considerations
  • How much influence can a debt fund manager truly have when it comes to ESG adherence of it’s assets?
14:40 - 15:20

Focusing the lens on fundraising

  • How has infrastructure debt fared compared to competing strategies throughout the pandemic?
  • What place do smaller, niche managers continue to have amongst the more prominent infrastructure debt fund managers in the fundraising stakes?
  • Where in the world have we seen this capital committed?
  • How managers and investors alike have overcome due diligence and other hurdles
15:20 - 16:00

The merit of debt investments in today’s emerging economies

16:00 - 16:30

Closing fireside chat: Assessing your risk approach in a new era of investing

16:30 - 16:30

Close of conference