VIP Infrastructure (formerly known as Institutional Investing in Infrastructure – i3) brings together institutional investors and investment managers who are actively investing in the infrastructure asset class or are exploring it for the future. The event will offer exclusive content, expert analysis and insightful perspectives.
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Investment managers, and Others rates below.
- EARLY BIRD RATE: $1995 ENDS March 29, 2019!!
- REGULAR RATE: $2195
Qualified Institutional Investor, Government Official and Consultants: Complimentary**
**The Qualified Institutional Investor registration category is reserved for individuals employed by a public, corporate or union pension fund organization, a foundation or endowment, or an insurance company with responsibility for infrastructure investment strategy or decision-making. A government official is defined as a federal, state, local or city-level government employee focused on the policy making, planning, and/or funding/financing of infrastructure projects, as well as legislators and their staff. This definition does not include pension/benefit plan administrators.
Investors interested in attending the conference can contact Chase McWhorter at email@example.com or +1 949-903-2128.
IREI reserves the right to review the credentials and employment status of anyone registering for VIP Infrastructure. If an individual does not meet our criteria for any of the registration categories, we reserve the right to decline registration or enforce an additional registration fee. Registrations are not confirmed until a payment has been received where applicable.
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|Identity of Institutional Infrastructure Examined — Perceptions vs. Reality: Reviewing strategies, opportunities and risks|
|Pre-event: June 11, 2019|
|3:00 p.m.||Investor-Only and Manager-Only Roundtable Breakout Session
Discuss timely issues with your fellow investors or managers in an open-forum discussion designed to examine various topics of interest to both groups. We will then bring the two groups together and listen to table leader reports. As each table reports, discover where differences and common ground exist, and gain new insights and a broader perspective on important issues.
|5:00 p.m.||Welcome Cocktail Reception
Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
|Day One: June 12, 2019|
|9:00 a.m.||Welcome and Overview
|9:30 a.m.||A Global Perspective: The World as Our Readers See It
IREI’s president and CEO will share key themes and insights from our global editorial board meetings and then lead a moderated Q&A session with two thought leaders for comments about global trends.
|10:15 a.m.||Global Capital Flows: From Core to Emerging Markets
Our IREI FundTracker Trends presentation provides highlights to open the session that will set the stage for a panel discussion on global capital flow trends and what challenges and opportunities they present for investors.
|10:45 a.m.||Speed Networking
Individuals at each table will take a few moments to network with their table group by stating their name, title and organization, as well as a brief (1–2 minutes) personal story about their favorite trip, movie, concert or sport. Toward the end of this session, one of the event chairs will randomly select a few tables to have them share the most interesting story they heard.
|11:30 a.m.||Diversity in Infrastructure
Case for diversity: Impact on performance and risk management. Gender & ethnicity: Why is there not more diversity in the infrastructure sector? Where is diversity happening today in infrastructure? What is working, and why? What tangible steps can the industry take to encourage more diversity? How can individual organizations move discussions and results forward?
|1:15 p.m.||Opportunities in Communication Infrastructure
Data is the new oil. What does that mean for communications infrastructure in terms of demand and returns? What strategies and types of communications assets might perform the best and why? We will examine data centers, cell towers and fiber networks from a direct, private equity fund and listed perspective.
|2:00 p.m.||Global Outlook on Renewables
Which country is a leader in creating a favorable long-term investment environment for renewables, and why? How does this country’s program compare with other major renewable investment markets? What are the strengths and weakness of various types of renewables vs. traditional energy today?
|2:45 p.m.||ESG: Finding the right environmental balance
ESG standards are being adopted by institutional investors and this is creating potential tension between competing objectives — to meet target return goals and implement ESG policy. But can both be accomplished? We will examine what’s working, what’s not and why, and identify the common misperceptions vs. the reality on the environmental side.
|3:45 p.m.||Is Infrastructure a Defensive Asset Class?
What attributes of infrastructure assets make them defensive? What types of infrastructure are defensive, which are not, and why? What are some myths and/or misconceptions about the defensive nature of infrastructure assets?
|4:30 p.m.||Is Infrastructure a Defensive Asset Class? Roundtable Discussions and Group Leader Reports
Each table will have a group leader as a facilitator and will have the option of picking one of several topics and related questions around “Is Infrastructure a defensive asset class?” Following table discussions, we will have an interactive open forum with the audience during our group leader reports, where group leaders will share their findings.
|5:15 p.m.||Wrap-Up Summary
|Day Two: June 13, 2019|
|9:00 a.m.||Pricing and Valuation Models Examined from Brownfield to Greenfield
We will examine different organizations across the spectrum, from strategic buyers to pension funds. We will compare how various organizations have different costs of capital, different return objectives and different risk profiles and how this can create supply/demand imbalances between deals and capital, as well as new opportunities and risks. Based on these trends, find out what types of strategies, markets and sectors offer attractive risk/return profiles for pension funds and insurance companies.
|9:45 a.m.||Managing the Manager: Best Practices
What are the strengths and limitations of ILPA guidelines? What are some emerging examples of new terms and structures that managers are adopting to meet fund and JV investor demands?
|11:00 a.m.||Investor Advisory Board Wrap-up
Gain perspective as several advisory board members share key insights and questions for you to keep in mind from our event.
Dr. Alexander Poll
|11:30 a.m.||Closing Remarks & Thank You
|12:00 p.m.||Lunch and Afternoon Networking Activity|
Our speakers for 2019 Visions, Insights & Perspectives (VIP) Infrastructure are currently being recruited. If you are interested in speaking at this event, please contact John Hunt, our conference program manager, at +1 925-244-0526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 VIP Infrastructure Advisory Board:
Head of Infrastructure, Americas
Senior Vice President
GIC Private Limited
Michael Lombardi, CFA, CAIA
Senior Investment Officer
New York Common Retirement Fund
Dr. Alexander Poll
Infrastructure Equity Americas
MEAG Private Equity & Infrastructure
Texas Municipal Retirement System
- Hotel & Venue
InterContinental Toronto Centre
225 Front St. W
VIP Infrastructure – Partial List of Previous Attending Organizations
Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
Alinda Capital Partners
AMP Capital Investors
Arcus Infrastructure Partners, LLP
Bank of Nova Scotia Pension
Bastion Infrastructure Group
BMO Pension Fund
Brookfield Asset Management, Inc.
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Caledon Capital Management
California Public Employees’ Retirement System
California State Teachers’ Retirement System
Campbell Lutyens & Co.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Canada Post Pension Plan
Canadian National Railway Pension
CBRE Clarion Securities
CenterSquare Investment Management
Cohen & Steers Capital Management
College of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan
Desjardins Group Pension Plan
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
Emerging Energy & Environment, LLC
Establishment Retraite Additionnelle de la Foncition Pubique (ERAFP)
First Avenue Partners, LLP
First Reserve Corporation
First State Investments Limited
Florida State Board of Administration
Generali Deutschland Immobilien GmbH
Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Investment Group
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Hydro One Pension Plan
I Squared Capital
John Hancock Financial Services
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation
Meridiam Infrastructure Managers
Morgan Stanley Infrastructure
National Pension Service of Korea
New Mexico State Investment Council
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Officer of the New York City Comptroller
OMERS Investment Management
Ontario Pension Board
Ontario Power Generation
Ontario Public Services Employees Union Pension Trust
Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
Panada Power Funds
Pegasus Capital Advisors
Saudi Aramco Investment Management
Seattle City Employees Retirement System
Starwood Energy Group
State of Michigan Retirement System
State of Wisconsin Investment
Sun Life Financial
Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association (TIAA)
UBS Global Asset Management
University of Toronto Asset Management
USAA Real Estate Co.
Utah State Retirement System
Virginia Retirement System
Washington State Investment Board
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