Hans-Martin Aerts is the head of Infrastructure Asia with APG Asset Management, which was founded in March 2008. The firm specializes in managing pension capital, offering asset management services to the pension funds of the government, education and construction sectors, and housing corporations in the Netherlands. Aerts is based in APG’s Hong Kong office, and he is responsible for managing infrastructure investments in Asia. Institutional Investing in Infrastructure editor Drew Campbell recently spoke with Aerts about Asian infrastructure markets.
What are some of Asia’s primary infrastructure challenges?
Asia is the most rapidly growing economy across the globe. Infrastructure investments will be a prerequisite to support not only the growth in the short term, but also to sustain long-term growth. GDP growth in the Asian region is still led by two of its biggest countries — China and India. Real GDP growth for China is fore