Resilience and returns: unlocking infrastructure debt’s potential in a volatile market

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Key themes include:

  • Retreating banks and lack of liquidity? How the debt market is shaping up amidst high interest rates
  • Accessing opportunities in an era of transformation for project financing
  • Working towards standardisation for infrastructure debt funds when it comes to sustainability
  • How equity players are faring as they cross-over to credit and its impact on the debt market

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Resilience and returns: unlocking infrastructure debt’s potential in a volatile market

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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
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  • And much more …

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Day 1
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Agenda

Infrastructure Debt Forum 2023 - Thursday 23rd

Infrastructure Debt Forum 2023
08:00 - 08:50

Investor council breakfast & welcome

08:50 - 09:00

Infrastructure debt forum begins – Chair’s welcome

09:00 - 09:40

Opening panel: How are investors combating and overcoming outside pressures?

Hans-Peter Dohr, Laurence Monnier, Florence Carasse
  • From low to high in a heartbeat: how are debt funds coping with the inflationary environment?
  • Impact of rising interest rates and continuing geopolitical instability
  • Resilience, revenues, and refinancing: considerations for various infrastructure assets

Moderator: Hans-Peter Dohr, Founder & Managing Director, Institutional Capital Associates (ICA)

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Hans-Peter Dohr

Founder & Managing Director, ICA - Institutional Capital Associates

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Laurence Monnier

Director, 1PlanetInfra

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Florence Carasse

Head of Infrastructure Debt, Pension Insurance Corporation

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09:40 - 10:20

Assessing the state of play in credit: what’s on offer for borrowers and investors?

Manuel Dusina, Kashif Khan, Jason Hyunjae Kim, Markus Schaen, Claudio Vescovo
  • Liquidity leaving, bank caution and more: what is the state of current intermediation between banks, sponsors and funds in the financing space?
  • How will this develop in the near future and what does it mean for other stakeholders in the market?
  • Why might these prove favourable conditions for private and institutional investors to increase their exposure to infrastructure debt?
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Manuel Dusina

Head of Infrastructure, Phoenix Group Plc

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Kashif Khan

Director, Infrastructure & Project Finance, MetLife Investment Management

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Jason Hyunjae Kim

Head of Infrastructure PF Team, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance

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Markus Schaen

Principal Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, MN

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Claudio Vescovo

Managing Director, Head of Energy Transition Credit Funds, Glennmont Partners from Nuveen

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10:20 - 11:00

How are debt funds and investors grappling with constantly evolving sustainability developments

Agnes Mazurek, Frank Dornseifer, Roopa Murthy, Vivek Sapra, Thibault Sauvage, Chris Purcell
  • Deciphering how different transactions across different sectors are performing when it comes to ESG requirements
  • How can debt funds better communicate to LPs whether certain transactions are compliant under articles 8 and 9?
  • Standardisation – the answer to overcoming SFDR, taxonomy and other increasing regulatory disclosure requirements?

Moderator: Agnes Mazurek, Senior Consultant

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Agnes Mazurek

Head of Product Innovation, APEX Group

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Frank Dornseifer

Managing Director, Bundesverband Alternative Investments

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Roopa Murthy

Partner, Ares Management

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Vivek Sapra

Senior Advisor, Infrastructure Investments, Ampega Asset Management

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Thibault Sauvage

Director, Infrastructure debt, CDPQ

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Chris Purcell

Investment Director, Debt Investments, IFM Investors

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11:00 - 11:30

Coffee and networking with Energy Transition forum attendees

11:30 - 12:10

Debate: Merits and risks of junior mezzanine vs senior secured debt

Monika Bednarz, Sacha Kamp, Nicholas Stockdale, Stéphane Delatte, Christopher Quayle, Karen Azoulay
  • What’s the smartest play in the current environment?
  • Assessing access to opportunity for both sides in the market
  • What is the best balance for savvy institutional and private investors looking to diversify their portfolio?

Moderator: Monika Bednarz, Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

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Monika Bednarz

Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

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Sacha Kamp

Managing Director, Infranity

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Nicholas Stockdale

Partner & Head of Europe,  Infrastructure Debt, Queensland Investment Corporation

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Stéphane Delatte

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Pierfront Capital

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Christopher Quayle

Executive Director, DC Advisory

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Karen Azoulay

Head of Real Assets, BNP Paribas Asset Management

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12:10 - 12:40

Presentation: Infrastructure debt case study

12:40 - 13:00

LP interview: optimising your debt portfolio in turbulent times

Michela Bariletti
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Michela Bariletti

Chief Credit Officer, The Phoenix Group

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch with Energy Transition forum attendees

14:00 - 14:40

Digital and data infrastructure assets to the fore for credit investors

Timo Buijs, Stefan Wala
  • Assessing the transformation of the digital infrastructure financing space in recent years
  • How have debt investors embraced digital infrastructure funds since the pandemic?
  • Quality assets, specialisation and creative structuring: the keys to success for lenders
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Timo Buijs

Director, Project Finance Digital Infrastructure, ABN AMRO

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Stefan Wala

Head of Origination, Kommunalkredit Austria AG

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14:40 - 15:20

Financing the energy transition

Johnnie Barnett, Claus Fintzen, Magdalena Kowalska, Dr. Dimitar Lambrev, Pierre-Antoine Machelon, Stefan Futschik
  • Debt funds’ role amongst equity funds in the global energy transition and path to net zero
  • Marking out your roadmap: where do the best opportunities lie across assets, regions and strategies
  • Impact of pricing variation & regulation on energy and power assets for debt investments

Moderator: Johnnie Barnett, Partner, The New Amsterdam Group

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Johnnie Barnett

Partner, The New Amsterdam Group

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Claus Fintzen

Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure Debt, Allianz Global Investors

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Magdalena Kowalska

Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

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Dr. Dimitar Lambrev

Senior Portfolio Manager – Infrastructure Investments, UNIQA Insurance Group

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Pierre-Antoine Machelon

Managing Director in charge of the energy transition infrastructure activity, Eiffel Investment Group

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Stefan Futschik

Managing Director, Head of Private Debt, Prime Capital AG

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15:20 - 16:00

Audience roundtables

Alex Bebov
  • Emerging market debt opportunities –  facilitated by Alex Bebov, Managing Partner, BAC Securities
  • Sector discussion: digital, energy, social, logistics & more
  • ESG & sustainability: GP challenges
  • Investor relations & fundraising for debt
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Alex Bebov

Managing Partner, BAC Securities

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16:00 - 16:10

Closing comments from the chair

16:10 - 16:15

Close of Infrastructure Debt forum

Karen Azoulay

Head of Real Assets, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Karen Azoulay is Head of Real Assets at BNP Paribas Asset Management, until January 2023 she was Head of Infrastructure Debt, since joining the company in April 2017. She has over 20 years of experience in project and structured finance as advisor or… Read full bio

Michela Bariletti

Chief Credit Officer, The Phoenix Group

Michela joined Phoenix Asset Management as Chief Credit Officer in May 2021. In this newly created role, Michela will lead the Credit Research and Ratings team for all asset strategies pursued by Phoenix Group, which will have capabilities to assign… Read full bio

Johnnie Barnett

Partner, The New Amsterdam Group

Johnnie Barnett is a Partner at New Amsterdam based in London, England. Johnnie leads the firm’s distribution efforts across Europe and is involved across all aspects of fund raising for their GPs. He has been raising capital from institutional LPs a… Read full bio

Alex Bebov

Managing Partner, BAC Securities

Alex Bebov is the founder of BAC IP EAD (BAC Securities) and BAC Ltd. and has been active in the European energy sector for over 25 years. He was the main manager of the first CEE REIT, and is Director of Climate Change Focused Equity Investment Vehi… Read full bio

Monika Bednarz

Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

Monika is Director at Lagrange based in Frankfurt, Germany. She advises institutional investors on infrastructure and real estate investments funds (equity and debt). She has 20 years of professional experience in finance, including corporate and ass… Read full bio

Timo Buijs

Director, Project Finance Digital Infrastructure, ABN AMRO

Timo Buijs has been active for 9 years in infrastructure and investment banking with a primary focus on digital infrastructure in Europe. This includes data centres, fiber networks and communication towers. He has executed over 70 digital infrastruct… Read full bio

Florence Carasse

Head of Infrastructure Debt, Pension Insurance Corporation

Florence is responsible for the infrastructure private debt team at PIC. She has over 10 years’ experience in the infrastructure space, including leading major transactions in the renewable energy, transportation and social infrastructure sectors. Th… Read full bio

Stéphane Delatte

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Pierfront Capital

Stéphane is the Chief Executive Officer as well as the Chief Investment Officer of Pierfront Capital and is directly responsible for the day to day running of the business. He commenced at Pierfront Capital in 2016. He has over 25 years of experience… Read full bio

Hans-Peter Dohr

Founder & Managing Director, ICA - Institutional Capital Associates

Hans-Peter founded ICA in 2016. He has nearly 35 years’ experience of debt & corporate finance and alternative investments and holds an MBA from the Vienna University of Economics. ICA Institutional Capital Associates (ICA) ICA is an award-winnin… 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 20 years in various functions in investment manageme… Read full bio

Manuel Dusina

Head of Infrastructure, Phoenix Group Plc

Manuel Dusina is Head of Infrastructure, responsible for the origination, execution and portfolio management of Phoenix Group debt infrastructure investments in the UK, Europe and USA. Prior to joining Phoenix Group, Manuel was at Scottish Widows in… Read full bio

Claus Fintzen

Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure Debt, Allianz Global Investors

Claus Fintzen is the CIO and Head of Infrastructure Debt at AllianzGI in London. The infrastructure debt platform was created in 2012 in order to develop the institutional market for this asset class and to originate suitable transactions for the All… Read full bio

Stefan Futschik

Managing Director, Head of Private Debt, Prime Capital AG

Stefan Futschik, Head of Private Debt and Managing Director at Prime Capital AG Holds a Diploma (Master’s Degree) in Economics (Technical University Dresden) CFA Charterholder Joined Prime Capital in 2015 Prior positions at Andersch AG Wirtschaftsprü… Read full bio

Sacha Kamp

Managing Director, Infranity

Sacha has 17 years of experience in the infrastructure finance sector, across both EMEA and US markets. He joined Infranity (then Generali Global Infrastructure) in 2018 where he is Managing Director, heading the debt investment team. Since joining,… Read full bio

Kashif Khan

Director, Infrastructure & Project Finance, MetLife Investment Management

Kashif Khan is a Director in the Private Infrastructure and Project Finance group for MetLife Private Capital Investors and is responsible for the origination and execution of new transactions, as well as the ongoing management of existing investment… Read full bio

Jason Hyunjae Kim

Head of Infrastructure PF Team, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance

Jason Hyunjae Kim is Head of the Infrastructure PF Team of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Company He is responsible for direct deal & commingled/SMA fund investments across various sectors, including transportation, utility, power/renewable,… Read full bio

Magdalena Kowalska

Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Magdalena Kowalska is an Executive Director in the Infrastructure Debt team at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, formerly NN Investment Partners since 2014. Prior to this she spent 6 years as a Commercial Manager at Skanska Infrastructure Development U… Read full bio

Dr. Dimitar Lambrev

Senior Portfolio Manager – Infrastructure Investments, UNIQA Insurance Group

Dr. Dimitar Lambrev joined UNIQA Insurance Group in 2015. He is currently based in Vienna and is leading UNIQA’s infrastructure investment activities in both infrastructure debt and equity spaces. Within his current role, Dimitar is responsible for t… Read full bio

Pierre-Antoine Machelon

Managing Director in charge of the energy transition infrastructure activity, Eiffel Investment Group

Pierre-Antoine is a Managing Director of Eiffel and leads the firm’s energy transition infrastructure investments. Pierre-Antoine oversaw over 250 investments in the renewable energy sector for over 3 billion euros of investment. Prior to joining Eif… Read full bio

Agnes Mazurek

Head of Product Innovation, APEX Group

Agnes Mazurek is the Head of Product Innovation for Private Debt and Infrastructure at APEX Group. Her track record before joining APEX includes setting up the infrastructure debt platform for Macquarie Asset Management in Continental Europe, the deb… Read full bio

Laurence Monnier

Director, 1PlanetInfra

Laurence has over 30-year experience in investment, credit, strategy and research across infrastructure and private debt. She is a director of 1PlanetInfra, an infrastructure advisory boutique, and Senior Advisor to Gira Strategic Finance. Previously… Read full bio

Roopa Murthy

Partner, Ares Management

Roopa Murthy is a Partner in the Ares Infrastructure Debt team based in London. She joined the platform in 2015, as part of AMP Capital and is responsible for originating, structuring and managing infrastructure debt assets in Europe. Ms. Murthy also… Read full bio

Chris Purcell

Investment Director, Debt Investments, IFM Investors

Chris is an Investment Director based in London and has been with IFM Investors for over 10 years. He is responsible for the origination and execution of European infrastructure debt transactions as well as being a sustainability lead for the IFM Inf… Read full bio

Christopher Quayle

Executive Director, DC Advisory

Chris is an Executive Director in the DC Advisory Infrastructure team based in London, with over 12 years’ experience in infrastructure financing. Recent transactions include advising on Cory’s equity capital raise and debt financing for the Riversid… Read full bio

Vivek Sapra

Senior Advisor, Infrastructure Investments, Ampega Asset Management

Vivek Sapra is an Energy & Infrastructure project finance specialist with over 25 years’ experience in advising & structuring transactions. He joined the Infrastructure Investments team at Talanx Group – Ampega Asset Management GmbH in April… Read full bio

Thibault Sauvage

Director, Infrastructure debt, CDPQ

Thibault Sauvage is a Director in the Infrastructure Financing team of CDPQ, based in London. His responsibilities include the coverage and deployment efforts for infrastructure private debt investments across Europe. Thibault has over a decade of ex… Read full bio

Markus Schaen

Principal Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, MN

Markus is Principal Fixed Income for the Dutch fiduciary manager MN and is responsible for the selection and monitoring of MN’s internal external fixed income managers. Within fixed income, his focus is mainly on public and private corporate credit,… Read full bio

Nicholas Stockdale

Partner & Head of Europe,  Infrastructure Debt, Queensland Investment Corporation

Nicholas Stockdale joined QIC in 2021 and is based in London. As a Partner and Head of Europe, Nicholas is responsible for the origination, structuring, and asset management of European debt investments. Prior to joining QIC, Nicholas was Deputy Head… Read full bio

Claudio Vescovo

Managing Director, Head of Energy Transition Credit Funds, Glennmont Partners from Nuveen

Claudio has 20 years’ experience in international banking, strategy and financial consulting, and is the Head of Glennmont’s Energy Transition Credit Funds. Claudio has been with Glennmont since 2010 and has originated and led some of the key solar a… Read full bio

Stefan Wala

Head of Origination, Kommunalkredit Austria AG

Stefan has been with Kommunalkredit since early 2017 in charge of the bank´s origination, deal sourcing and client coverage efforts. During that time, Kommunalkredit has built a strong franchise in the European infrastructure and energy market with p… Read full bio