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The Infrastructure Investor LP Summit provides the leading platform for some of the largest LPs to discuss the evolving state of infrastructure investments.  Now in its eighth year, the Summit o12-13 November 2015 will once again showcase the critical market information that leads to innovative strategies.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your questions heard and answered by LPs such as: Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, GIC Special Investments, Northwestern Mutual Capital, PSP Investments, CalSTRS, New York City Retirement System, Future Fund and Swiss Life Asset Management.

LTIIA will be moderating a panel on Environmental Social and Governance issues: -15% discount for LTIIA members using code ltiia15 when registering.

Information & Registration: www.infrastructureinvestor.com/lp-summit/

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Agenda

The OECD/IOPS Global Forum on Private Pensions, held on 29-30 October 2015, will explore current trends in global private pension systems and the ways in which pension regulatory and supervisory authorities are managing and reacting to the evolution of these systems. Some of the trends that will be considered include the increased interest in long-term investments and the prolonged period of low-interest rates in the financial services markets. The role of behavioural economics in the financial system, and the contributions that large pension funds may have on the economy and financial stability will also be considered.

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The partner regions Aquitaine, Emilia-Romagna and Hessen

and the National Promotional Banks of France (BpiFrance), Spain (ICO), Italy (CDP) and Germany (KfW)

cordially invite you to the debate on

SMEs in Europe. United in diversity: Lessons from a common market analysis for the SME policy of the EU

On Monday, 12 October 2015, 12:30 to 14:30 at the Multiple Regions House
21, Rue Montoyer, 1000 Brussels
 
Simultaneous interpretation into English/German/French/Italian
RSVP by e-mail to Mr. Elias Maaouia: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 08.10.2015

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AFME ICMA IPFA Workshop on the Investment Plan for Europe & the AFME/ICMA Guide to Infrastructure Financing

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Venue: Allen & Overy LLP, 8th floor, Apollolaan 15, 1077 AB Amsterdam, Netherlands

Time: 3.30 - 5.30 p.m followed by a networking reception

For further information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44 (0)20 7743 9515

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The Long-Term Investment in Europe - Steering Committee Seminar took place on 28 May 2014. It was reserved to members of the Long-term Steering Committee. Guest speakers present included Olivier Lavoine, Finance Director, RTE; Jean-Paul Nicolai, Head of Department, Economy & Finance, General Commission for Strategy and Forecasting, France; Alvaro Pereira, National studies branch Director, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Didier Schmitt, Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA), European Commission.

Claude Fischer of Confrontations Europe made opening remarks and Didier Schmitt of the European Commission opened discussion explaining that Commission services are ready to work together on unprecedented internal revisions for boosting investment. According to him the current problem is that the Commission is embarking on sectoral prospection where it should be integrated. Further discussion ensued together with contributions from all guest speakers and Alvaro Pereira concluded financial fragmentation needs to be solved and the OECD is looking into this.

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Speakers   Programme

Focus of the 5th GIB Sustainable Infrastructure Summit: Transforming momentum into real impact. The 5th GIB Summit will take place on 27th & 28th May 2015 at the Hilton Basel, Switzerland. High level speakers such as mayors, ministers, investors, developers, credit rating agencies, sustainability experts, etc. will tackle current issues. Additionally, there will be real investment opportunities where infrastructure projects in need of financing present their projects.

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Conference Programme

Long-Term Investments: what role for National Promotional Banks and the EIB?

The ELTI debate on 2 December 2014 concerned the role of National Promotional Banks (NPBs) and the European Investment Bank group (EIB/EIF) in financing long-term sustainable investments and aimed to discuss the ways and means for them to cooperate in support of long-term investment to restart sustainable growth and employment.

All the above should act in line with the European Commission Communication on long-term financing of the European economy put forward in March 2014 which sets out a comprehensive framework of all measures required to secure Europe’s position on a sustainable growth path, including channelling all possible means of finance into the economy.

Other stakeholders are also considering what could be the role of EIB/EIF, the NPBs and MDBs in boosting long-term investment, through various forms of interaction, with or without institutional reforms, that could be thought of and EU budget funds that could also be associated with this dynamic, aiming to leverage in a wider European capacity through a better cooperation model and ensuring not only an appropriate financial resources supply but also support for sustainable investment demand.

The so-called ‘Juncker investment plan’ of € 300 bn. aiming to reconcile the necessary budget discipline and the need to reactivate sustainable growth and employment in Europe is of direct interest in this regard and the debate should help clarify how EIB Group and the NPBs can together support and help implement this plan.

HowtotakeontheLongtermChallengeProgramme   Opening Speech   Position Paper

The infrastructure sector faces major challenges. These include insufficient investments, partly due to fiscal consolidation, as well as shortcomings caused by poor project selection and planning, inefficient delivery and persistent emphasis on building new capacity rather than using existing assets optimally. Among the market inefficiencies, there is a lack of suitable project pipelines, inadequate risk-adjusted returns, prudential and regulatory constraints and high development and transaction costs. But there is also lack of public resources - due to tough fiscal constraints and high public debt which characterize many countries in the world - to complement cash flows coming directly from the projects, which often are not sufficient to make the economic and financial plans sustainable in the long term.

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