Investing in Infrastructure: Closing the Trillion-Dollar Gap
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 / 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Rick Newman, Columnist, Yahoo Finance
Andrew Claerhout, Senior Vice President, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Kathy Hahn, Assistant Director, Opportunistic Fixed-Income and Inflation-Sensitive Portfolios, North Carolina Department of State Treasurer
Saadia Khairi, Co-Head, Emerging Asia Fund, IFC Asset Management Co.
Scott Mackin, Managing Partner and Co-President, Denham Capital
Gregory Smith, President and CEO, InstarAGF
Across the planet, bridges and highways built generations ago cry out for repair, construction cranes dot horizons, two of the largest canals in the world are being expanded, and demand spirals for electricity. Global investment in such projects is about $2.7 trillion a year -- about a trillion short of what is needed. This demand is presenting new opportunities for investors. Publicly traded funds and public-private partnerships have become major sources of long-term capital for massive, multibillion-dollar projects. While complications and uncertainties vary from project to project and region to region, there is much for the movers and shakers to learn from one another. Financial panelists will share success stories and talk about difficulties faced in funding the diverse array of infrastructure projects in their portfolios.