GC2017 program det
Where in the World Are the Best Infrastructure Deals?
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Harry Goldgut, Senior Managing Partner and Chairman of the Power and Utilities Group, Brookfield Asset Management

Sharmila Chatterjee Kassam, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Employees Retirement System of Texas
Joe Hockey, Ambassador of Australia to the United States
Stu Porter, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Denham Capital
Thomas Wu, Group CEO, Glex Global Holdings

Infrastructure projects attract investment of about $2.5 trillion per year, a figure that falls about $1 trillion short of what is needed. This gap in funding can be addressed by private capital through vehicles such as publicly traded funds and public-private partnerships. Deals have become more attractive in terms of risk and reward and have the capacity to attract an even wider array of investors. Panelists will answer the following questions:

  • Where are the success stories in infrastructure financing, and where are the new opportunities for new investors?
  • What are the difficulties in managing infrastructure investment portfolios?
  • How can various types of investment vehicles be leveraged in different geographies? What constraints exist?