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

Join the Infrastructure Debt Forum and connect with global investors, issuers, and developers to explore how debt is providing security and opportunity for forward-thinking investors.

Find out about investor appetite for lending in the private infrastructure world on 23 March.

 

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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Explore why infrastructure debt may be considered the new core infrastructure class, how debt managers can improve their ESG integration and much more.

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Part of the Global Summit

The Infrastructure Debt Forum is part of the industry leading Infrastructure Investor Global Summit. The Global Summit will take place across four days and include six forums. From ESG to emerging markets, the Summit is your best opportunity to connect with the world’s investors, learn from inspirational speakers and stay at the forefront of the infrastructure market.

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Empowering growth on the frontline of infrastructure’s emerging economies

Best practice in sustainability to improve investment strategy

Driving global connectivity through investing in innovation

The private infrastructure industry’s annual general meeting

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

Investing in energy: price, security, and the transition to net zero

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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 …

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alexander Jakes at alexander.j@peimedia.com or call +44(0)20 3862 7498

 

For more information or if you are interested in speaking at the Infrastructure Debt Forum, please contact James Hatwell.

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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?

  • 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
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, Vivek Sapra, Markus Schaen
  • 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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Vivek Sapra

Senior Advisor, Infrastructure Investments, Ampega Asset Management

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Markus Schaen

Principal Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, MN

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10:20 - 11:00

How are debt funds grappling with constantly evolving sustainability developments

Agnes Mazurek, Thibault Sauvage
  • 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

Expert in alternative investments

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Thibault Sauvage

Director, Infrastructure debt, CDPQ

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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, Simon Casey , Sacha Kamp
  • 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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Simon Casey

Director, DC Advisory

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Sacha Kamp

Managing Director, Infranity

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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

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

  • 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
14:40 - 15:20

Financing the energy transition

Johnnie Barnett, Claus Fintzen, Dr. Dimitar Lambrev
  • 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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Dr. Dimitar Lambrev

Senior Portfolio Manager – Infrastructure Investments, UNIQA Insurance Group

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15:20 - 16:00

Audience roundtables

  • Emerging market debt opportunities
  • Sector discussion: digital, energy, social, logistics & more
  • ESG & sustainability: GP challenges
  • Investor relations & fundraising for debt
16:00 - 16:10

Closing comments from the chair

16:10 - 16:15

Close of Infrastructure Debt forum

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

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
Floortje Brouwers, GIC

Floortje Brouwers

Senior Vice President, GIC

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

Simon Casey

Director, DC Advisory

Simon is part of the DC Advisory Infrastructure team based in London, with nearly a decade of investment banking experience. He joined DC Advisory in 2015, with prior experience in Bank of Ireland’s leverage finance team. Simon says Simon says: "The… 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 18 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

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

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

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

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

Agnes Mazurek

Expert in alternative investments

Agnes Mazurek is a senior investment expert in private markets with 25 years of experience across the whole investments value chain (credit risk, origination, underwriting and distribution, portfolio management). She has both sell-side and buy-side o… 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

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

Thibault Sauvage

Director, Infrastructure debt, CDPQ

Thibault Sauvage has served as Director, Infrastructure Financing, at CDPQ since June 2022. He is based in London. His responsibilities include seeking strategies for developing and covering the infrastructure private debt market across Europe. Mr. S… Read full bio