The Infrastructure Investors Forum: Asia will return in July after a successful launch event that attracted the biggest names from the GP and LP universe to Singapore.
Governments across Southeast Asia have made infrastructure development a key priority. Estimates are that the region requires billions in funding for a diverse list of projects in the near future. Join the forum to meet the most active fund managers and LPs in the region, and discover how consistent growth and the need for further structural development have resulted in infrastructure playing an increasingly important role for investors across Asia.
The premier infrastructure investors forum in Asia
Gain unrivalled access to industry-leading fund managers and institutional investors
Network with delegates from Asia, Middle-East, Canada, Europe and North America
Examine strategies for accessing and executing deals in India and Southeast Asia
Discover the infrastructure needs of the future and how innovation is driving change
Find out how battery storage could revolutionise the energy market
Hear the biggest and most active LPs share their investment strategy for Asia
Uncover how you effectively manage your existing assets and create value
Limited Partners that attended in 2017 include:
APG Asset Management
BIMB Investment Management
CDPQ Asia Pacific
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
LGT Capital Partners (Asia-Pacific) .
Partners Group (Singapore)
Korea Development Bank
Sun Life Financial Asia
NTUC Income Insurance
Development Bank of Japan
HarbourVest Partners (Asia)
National Pension Service - Global Infrastructure Investment
Asia Alpha Private Equity
The Investment Fund for Developing Countries
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)
Tokio Marine Asset Management International
Aglaia Investment Management
Sumitomo Corporation Asia & Oceania
International Finance Corporation
National Pension Service Singapore
Changi Airports International
ARDIAN Investment Singapore
Axiom Asia Private Capital
ORIX Investment & Management
Aglaia Family Office
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC)
Hanwha Life Insurance
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
JP Morgan Asset Management
Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
Hotel Mazin Lafayette Endowment Fund
Bakrie & Brothers
Sen Family Office
Adams Street Partners
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Singapore Institute of Technology
UOB Alternative Investment Management
Toh Kian Chui Foundation
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Hanwha Asset Management
Asian Development Bank
Noah Holdings (HK)
... and many others!
It was a great event for us to attend. The panel discussions were very relevant and extremely engaging. While a broad range of topics were covered in the discussions, the details explored and the depth of experience the panelists had was quite impressive. The quality of participants at the conference both in terms of diversity of expertise and investment focus helped us engage with relevant members of the infrastructure community in Asia.
Taponeel Mukherjee, CEO, DEVELOPMENT TRACKS
InfraAsia’s first Infrastructure Investors Forum (IIF) in July 2017 was very well organised, and extremely well attended by relevant experienced infrastructure and finance professionals. With an impressive line-up of panellists and speakers and the interactions during the networking sessions made it into a forum ‘not to be missed’!
ARA Asset Management Limited is a premier global integrated real assets fund manager. As at 1 June 2018, the Gross Assets Managed by ARA Group and its Associates is approximately S$77.2 billion across 62 cities in 20 countries.
Driven by a vision to be the best-in-class real assets fund management company, ARA Group and its Associates’ businesses include:
(a) REITs – ARA is one of the largest REIT managers in Asia. The Group directly manages Fortune REIT, dual-listed in Singapore and Hong Kong; Suntec REIT and Cache Logistics Trust, listed in Singapore; and Hui Xian REIT and Prosperity REIT, listed in Hong Kong. It also indirectly manages REITs in Japan and Australia through its associate companies.
(b) Private real estate funds – The Group manages private funds providing investment opportunities in diverse real estate sectors and geographies that cater to different investor risk appetites.
(c) Infrastructure – ARA Infrastructure was established in 2018 to cater to strong investor demand for global infrastructure investment in line with the increasing opportunities in this asset class.
(d) Country desks – ARA operates country desks in China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Australia and Europe. The country desks employ a strong understanding of each local market to facilitate the flow of inbound and outbound capital and cross-country collaborations. In Korea, ARA manages six private REITs; In Japan, ARA holds a strategic stake in Kenedix, Inc. with approximately S$25 billion in assets under management (“AUM”); In Europe, ARA’s platform is extended through its strategic partnership with Australia-based Cromwell Property Group which has approximately S$11 billion in AUM, of which S$5 billion is in Europe.
(e) Real estate management services – As part of the Group’s investor-operator philosophy, its dedicated property management teams actively work the ground to manage its assets around the world.
Its multi-platform, multi-product global fund management strategy, combined with its dedicated teams with in-depth local knowledge enables the Group to offer enduring value to its investors. Built on a foundation of strong corporate governance and business integrity, ARA counts some of the world’s largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, endowments and family offices as its investors.
King & Spalding helps leading companies advance complex business interests in more than 160 countries. Working across a highly integrated platform of more than 1,500 lawyers in 22 offices globally, we deliver tailored commercial solutions through world-class offerings and an uncompromising approach to quality and service.
Our infrastructure and energy projects practice includes over 300 lawyers worldwide who specialise in advising clients on world class projects in a range of sectors, including oil and gas, LNG, power, renewable energy, mining, petrochemical, ports and terminals, real estate and social infrastructure.
Our global experience throughout the project value chain gives us an in-depth understanding of the complex interplay among project agreements and how those agreements affect key milestones like development, financing, construction and commercial operations.
Clients count on our team to counsel them on the technical, commercial and geopolitical challenges unique to their projects. We have deep experience negotiating the full range of project development and financing contracts, in a variety of languages, across North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Many of the firm’s lawyers worked as in-house project counsel or engineers at world-class companies and investment banks prior to joining King & Spalding. Our diverse and specialised experience also includes midstream oil and gas assets (gathering and processing, storage, transport), hydro power, district energy, underground storage, upstream oil and gas, maritime transportation, mining and refining/petrochemicals.
PEP Funds take control positions in a select group of Australian and New Zealand companies with enterprise values in the range A$200M-A$1B. Operating company management are provided with capital and resources as necessary to deliver full potential.
Established in 1998, the Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has made 28 operating company investments and over 100 bolts-ons and joint venture acquisitions at the company level. PEP Funds have had ~A$8.4B of equity under management over time, and are currently investing PEP Fund V which is A$2.1B. Recent investments have spanned industrial, energy, food, consumer products, healthcare, entertainment/media, pharmaceuticals and the financial services industries, and employ over 50,000 people. The firm is currently raising the PEP Secure Assets Fund with a hard cap of A$1B. This fund targets assets with secure cashflows and operational improvement opportunities and will see the completion of its first deal in June 2018.
In terms of liquidity and returns, PEP has been fortunate over the last 20 years to be among the best performers in the industry worldwide and recognised with a number of awards, including Firm of the Year, Best LBO Deal of the Year and Australian Private Equity Firm of the Year and has been included in the list of Top 20 Consistent Performers Globally by preqin.