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IFFO Presents Infrastructure Investment and Financing Insights at the 10th Asian Financial Forum and Announces Nine New Partners

Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO) organised two infrastructure investment and financing events at the 10th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) today, namely a panel discussion on opportunities and challenges of infrastructure financing in Asia and Hong Kong’s role in these developments, as well as a promotion event on infrastructure investments in selected emerging economies. Both events were well received and attended by more than 600 overseas and local industry leaders from various sectors.

The panel discussion was moderated by Mr Norman Chan, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). The panel was comprised of key stakeholders from the public and private sectors including (in alphabetical order of organisation name) Mr Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of Astana International Financial Centre; Ms Suyi Kim, Head of Asia Pacific of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; Mr Geert Peeters, Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer of CLP Holdings Limited; Mr Gordon French, Group General Manager and Head of Global Banking & Markets, Asia Pacific of HSBC; Mr Ben Way, Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Group Asia; and Mr Liu Jian, Director General of the Department of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Finance, The People’s Republic of China. The speakers exchanged views on the macroeconomic developments, industry trends, opportunities and challenges surrounding infrastructure financing in Asia and the pivotal role that Hong Kong can play in the centre of these exciting developments.

IFFO organised an Infrastructure Investment Promotion event in the AFF Deal Flow Matchmaking Session and invited representatives from the governments / investment promotion agencies of Bangladesh, Hungary, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkey to present the investment environment of these countries and elaborate on the upcoming infrastructure projects and financing opportunities.

IFFO is also pleased to announce nine organisations joining as partners in addition to the existing 54 partners. They are (in alphabetical order):

1)          Actis

2)          AIG Insurance Hong Kong Limited

3)          APG Asset Management

4)          Brookfield Asset Management

5)          China Hua Neng Group Hong Kong Limited

6)          Clifford Chance

7)          Mayer Brown JSM

8)          Pinsent Masons

9)          State Grid Corporation of China.

The IFFO platform has been strengthened by bringing in partners who have interests and the expertise in different aspects related to infrastructure investment and financing in emerging markets.  IFFO will continue to work closely with key stakeholders in facilitating infrastructure investments and financing.



Hong Kong Monetary Authority
17 January 2017

 

About IFFO

As part of the HKMA, IFFO’s mission is to facilitate infrastructure investments and their financing by working with a cluster of key stakeholders. The functions of IFFO are:

• providing a platform for information exchange and experience sharing;

• building capacity and knowledge on infrastructure investments and financing;

• promoting market and product development; and

• facilitating infrastructure investment and financing flows.

By establishing IFFO, the HKMA can play a valuable role as a catalyst in the facilitation of infrastructure investments and their financings with its mandate to promote Hong Kong as an international financial centre.

For more information about IFFO, please visit http://www.iffo.org.hk.


Mr Norman Chan, Chief Executive of the HKMA moderated a panel discussion on opportunities and challenges of infrastructure financing in Asia and Hong Kong’s role in these developments.
Mr Norman Chan, Chief Executive of the HKMA moderates a panel discussion on opportunities and challenges of infrastructure financing in Asia and Hong Kong’s role in these developments.

Panel members include (from second left): Mr Liu Jian, Director General of the Department of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Finance, The People’s Republic of China; Ms Suyi Kim, Head of Asia Pacific of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; Mr Ben Way, Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Group Asia; Mr Geert Peeters, Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer of CLP Holdings Limited; Mr Gordon French, Group General Manager and Head of Global Banking & Markets, Asia Pacific of HSBC; and Mr Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of Astana International Financial Centre.</
Panel members include (from second left): Mr Liu Jian, Director General of the Department of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Finance, The People’s Republic of China; Ms Suyi Kim, Head of Asia Pacific of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; Mr Ben Way, Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Group Asia; Mr Geert Peeters, Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer of CLP Holdings Limited; Mr Gordon French, Group General Manager and Head of Global Banking & Markets, Asia Pacific of HSBC; and Mr Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of Astana International Financial Centre.

Last revision date: 17 January 2017
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