Advancing diversity through inclusion

Infrastructure Investor’s Women in Infrastructure New York Forum features high profile keynote speakers and panel discussions with pioneering women in infrastructure. The forums powerful leaders provide insight into the evolving industry and share strategies and approaches to achieving success. The Women in Infrastructure Forum offers numerous opportunities to network and build impactful relationships. Join us and engage in informative discussions about industry trends and deal flows from powerful women in Infrastructure. This forum provides women in infrastructure a platform to discuss business solutions, best practices and an opportunity to share their unique career paths and stories of success.

 

“We want to make sure we make the right decision that’s going to protect the assets of the pensioners and at the same time we want to be responsible with our investing, making sure we’re investing with diverse and inclusive managers.”

Angela Miller-May
Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund

2019 Keynote speakers

Angela Miller-May
Chief Investment Officer
Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund

Meagan Nichols
Partner & Global Head of Real Assets
Cambridge Associates

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Why you should attend

Engage in candid conversations

Discuss the gender diversity barriers within the industry and explore strategies to bridge the gap

Gain industry knowledge

Stay up-to-date with the key trends impacting the industry and developments of infrastructure projects now and in the future

Build your network

Network with prominent figures from the infrastructure investing community and build relationships to advance your career and organization

See who you could meet

2019 attendees include:

APG
AVAIO Capital
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
BlackRock
Brookfield Asset Management
CalPERS
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Capital Dynamics
The Carlyle Group
Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund
Fiera Capital
Global Infrastructure Partners
Heidrick & Struggles
Infrastructure Canada, Government of Canada
Joint Industry Board
LS Power
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morgan Stanley
Morrison & Foerster
New York City Retirement System
New York Presbyterian Hospital Office of Investments
New York State Common Retirement Fund
Northwestern Mutual Capital
OMERS
QIC
State Street
Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners
Thrivent Financial
Vantage Infrastructure
Wafra Alternative Investment Division

This event is co-located with the Infrastructure Investing New York Summit

The Infrastructure Investor New York Summit on December 3-4 will gather 200+ investors, fund managers, and policy makers to debate the trends shaping infra investment in North America and how to drive returns in a market flooded in interest, but difficult to navigate.

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 If you would like more information or to become part of the agenda, please contact Zakira Ralling at zakira.r@peimedia.com or +1 646 545 3321.

Day 1
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Day 1 - Wednesday 4th

Networking luncheon
12:35 - 13:45

Women in Infrastructure networking luncheon

Chairwoman's welcome
13:45 - 13:50

Chairwoman's welcome

Susan Mac Cormac

Chairwoman:
Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

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Susan Mac Cormac

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

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General sessions
13:50 - 14:30

Opening keynote

Angela Miller May, Jordan Stutts

Keynote interviewee:
Angela Miller May, Chief Invesment Officer, Chicago Teachers Pension Fund

Interviewer:
Jordan Stutts, Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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Angela Miller May

Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers Pension Fund

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Jordan Stutts

Senior Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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14:30 - 15:20

Visions, insights and perspectives

Stephanie Wagner, Allison Kingsley, Andrea Mody, Rena Pulido , Nina Yoo

• Value Creation and Fundraising
• LP/GP Alignment
• Direct Vs.Co-investing
• Emerging opportunities across the Infrastructure secondaries market
• Digital Infra: Why has the asset class become attractive? What are returns in space, how are they changing? How do investors think about risk? Is risk reduced?
• Increasing gender diversity in the space – Building the pipeline
– How do we build a pipeline line of female infrastructure professionals?
– The path to PE is narrow; is there an Infra pathway?

Moderator:
Stephanie Wagner, Partner, Mayer Brown

Panelists:
Allison Kingsley, Founder & Partner NOVA Infrastructure
Andrea Mody, Head of Investor Solutions Group (ISG) Americas & Co-Head of MIRA Infrastructure Global Solution (MIGS) I and II, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)
Rena Pulido, Executive Director, Global Head of Business Development, IFM Investors
Nina Yoo,  Managing Director, Infrastructure Asset Management, Fengate Asset Management

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Stephanie Wagner

Partner, Mayer Brown

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Allison Kingsley

Founder & Partner, NOVA Infrastructure

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Andrea Mody

Head of Investor Solutions Group (ISG) Americas & Co-Head of MIRA Infrastructure Global Solution (MIGS) I and II, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

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Rena Pulido

Executive Director, Global Head of Business Development IFM

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Nina Yoo

Managing Director, Infrastructure Asset Management, Fengate Asset Management

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15:20 - 15:45

Networking break

15:45 - 16:35

Energy & renewables: challenges and opportunities

Katherine McElroy, Marietta Moshiashvili, Doris Schürch, Claire Sharp

• The evolving place energy fits as an asset class within infrastructure
• What are the current obstacles to growth in core renewables? What are the growth areas outside of core renewables?
• Combating Climate Change
• Women in Energy and Infrastructure: how have roles evolved and how we can continue to further gender diversity?

Moderator:
Carla Tully, CEO & Co-Founder, Earthrise Energy

Panelists:
Katherine McElroy, Director, Clean Energy Infrastructure Credit, Capital Dynamics
Marietta Moshiashvili, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners
Doris Schürch, Vice President of Infrastructure, Partners Group
Claire Sharp, Managing Director, North America, Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management, LLC

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Katherine McElroy

Director, Clean Energy Infrastructure Credit, Capital Dynamics

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Marietta Moshiashvili

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners

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Doris Schürch

Vice President of Infrastructure, Partners Group

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Claire Sharp

Managing Director, North America, Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management

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16:35 - 17:00

Closing keynote

Meagan Nichols, Isobel Markham

Keynote interviewee:
Meagan Nichols, Partner & Global Head of Real Assets, Cambridge Associates

Interviewer:
Isobel Markham, Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas, PEI

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Meagan Nichols

Partner & Global Head of Real Assets, Cambridge Associates

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Isobel Markham

Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas, PEI

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Chairwoman's closing remarks
17:00 - 17:05

Chairwoman's closing remarks

Susan Mac Cormac

Chairwoman:
Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

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Susan Mac Cormac

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

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Cocktail reception
17:05 - 18:00

Women in Infrastructure networking cocktail reception

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2019 speakers

Allison Kingsley

Founder & Partner, NOVA Infrastructure

Allison is a Partner and a Founder of NOVA Infrastructure and has nearly 20 years of experience working in infrastructure, project finance, investment banking, and risk. Allison was formerly an early member of Reformation, an infrastructure debt fund… Read full bio

Susan Mac Cormac

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Susan Mac Cormac is a partner in the Corporate Department of Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office. She serves as co-chair of the Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Group and the Private Equity and Venture Investment Practice. Ms. Mac Cormac… Read full bio

Isobel Markham

Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas, PEI

Isobel is the Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas. She joined PEI in September 2014 as a staff writer, was promoted to senior reporter in May 2015 and became editor of Private Equity International's monthly print publication in January 2017… Read full bio

Katherine McElroy

Director, Clean Energy Infrastructure Credit, Capital Dynamics

Katherine is a Director on the Clean Energy Infrastructure Credit team. She has over 15 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, she worked at General Electric Energy Financial Services as an originator on the Debt team. She w… Read full bio

Angela Miller May

Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers Pension Fund

Angela Miller-May, Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund, manages and directs the operations of the Fund's investment portfolio, providing ongoing performance evaluation and due diligence. Under her leadership, she has increased th… Read full bio

Andrea Mody

Head of Investor Solutions Group (ISG) Americas & Co-Head of MIRA Infrastructure Global Solution (MIGS) I and II, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Andrea joined MIRA in 2007 and is based in New York. Andrea serves as the Head of the Investor Solutions Group for the Americas region and is the Co-Head of MIRA Infrastructure Global Solution (MIGS) I and II. On behalf of MIGS I and MIGS II, Andrea… Read full bio

Marietta Moshiashvili

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners

Ms. Moshiashvili serves as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Upper Bay. Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners is an independently-owned private investment firm focused primarily on diversified North American infrastructure private equity in… Read full bio
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Meagan Nichols

Partner & Global Head of Real Assets, Cambridge Associates

As the Global Head of the Real Assets Investment Group, Meagan leads the 25 person team responsible for all aspects of real estate, infrastructure, and natural resources investment strategy, portfolio management, and investment research. She is the c… Read full bio

Rena Pulido

Executive Director, Global Head of Business Development IFM

Rena joined IFM Investors in 2012 and is responsible for leading business development for the firm globally. Prior to assuming a global role in July 2019, Rena was primarily responsible for developing and managing investor and consultant relationship… Read full bio

Doris Schürch

Vice President of Infrastructure, Partners Group

Doris Schürch is part of the European Private Infrastructure business unit, based in Zug and during her tenure at Partners Group spent a year based out of Houston. She has been with Partners Group since 2008 and has 15 years of industry experience. P… Read full bio

Claire Sharp

Managing Director, North America, Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management

Claire Sharp is the managing director of North America for Kaiserwetter. Claire and her team are working with leading North American investors and banks to catalyze investment in renewable energy the use of artificial intelligence. For almost 20 year… Read full bio

Stephanie Wagner

Partner, Mayer Brown

Stephanie Wagner is a partner in the Public Policy, Regulatory & Political Law and Infrastructure Investment practices of the Chicago office of Mayer Brown. She practices in the areas of state and local government law, infrastructure development… Read full bio
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Nina Yoo

Managing Director, Infrastructure Asset Management, Fengate Asset Management

Nina joined Fengate in 2009 and is the head of infrastructure asset management team, responsible for fund management and portfolio management of Fengate’s infrastructure investments. Nina also oversees the financial management of the infrastructure f… Read full bio
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