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The panel will convene key stakeholders in the infrastructure investment and financing sector to discuss the burgeoning demand for infrastructure, the investment landscape for sustainable infrastructure etc…


Topics: Economic Policies & SystemsEconomic ConditionsShareholders & BondholdersESG & SRI Investing

Hosted by CFA Society Singapore

Overview

Post-COVID, how do institutional investors and banks come together to work hand in hand to finance much needed sustainable infrastructure, which would also drive economic recovery?

In the current volatile and uncertain world, restrained government budgets may lead to an increase in the gap for investments in much needed infrastructure development, and will thus be detrimental to economic recovery. At the same time, there is a push for increased investments in sustainable infrastructure, which would drive economic growth and at the same time increasing a country’s resilience to future climate risks.

The panel will convene key stakeholders in the infrastructure investment and financing sector to discuss the burgeoning demand for infrastructure, the investment landscape for sustainable infrastructure and also the emerging risk factors in infrastructure investing/financing.

1.5 PL

CFA Institute members can claim PL credit by providing their CFA Institute ID number when registering.

About the Speaker(s)

Ray Tay
Ray Tay

Ray Tay is a Senior Vice President in Moody’s Project and Infrastructure Finance Group. Based in Singapore, Ray covers project finance, transport, utilities and other infrastructure credits in Southeast Asia and India.

Before joining Moody’s in 2012, Ray was a Director with the Global Infrastructure & Projects Group in KPMG. In this role, he advised public and private sector clients on a variety of infrastructure projects in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Ray has also worked as a Senior Business Analyst with the Singapore Power Group, focusing on regulatory economics in each of its principal local operating subsidiaries.

Ray holds a Bachelor’s in Economics with honors from the National University of Singapore.

Jopy Chiang
Jopy Chiang

Mr. Jopy Chiang is a Senior Vice President, Investments at Keppel Capital. Mr Chiang has more than a decade of experience across infrastructure private equity and investment banking. He was previously the Head of Execution at Mizuho Asia Infra Capital, an infrastructure fund owned by Mizuho Bank. Prior to this, he worked at Partners Group, Arcapita and Barclays Capital, based in Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

Mr. Chiang has USD 10 billion of transaction and advisory experience across Asia-Pacific, with investments in both emerging and developed markets, across the infrastructure spectrum (renewables, regulated utilities, conventional energy, transmission & distribution, transportation, social PPP and telecommunications). Mr. Chiang’s transaction experience spans the full deal cycle from origination, execution, operational improvements and exits.

Mr Chiang is qualified for both CFA and CAIA. He holds a Master of Finance from the University of Cambridge, UK and graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.

Kelvin Wong
Kelvin Wong

Mr. Kelvin Wong is a Managing Director and Head for Power and Utilities in DBS Bank Ltd.

He has over 21 years of professional experience including 18 years of experience in corporate and project finance in Asia. His professional experience as an energy regulator, business consultant and corporate financier (including project finance and mergers & acquisitions) offers unique insights to the energy and infrastructure sectors in the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to his role in DBS Bank, Kelvin held senior appointments at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Standard Chartered Bank, KPMG Corporate Finance Pte Ltd and the Energy Market Authority of Singapore. During his years of involvement in the energy and infrastructure sector, he has worked on various opportunities in carbon credit, renewable energy / power, oil & gas, and telecommunication sectors in Asia Pacific, both as an advisor and a financier.

James Harris
James Harris

James is an energy & infrastructure lawyer with over 30 years’ experience advising a variety of private sector clients (such as developers, investors and lenders) as well as numerous sovereign and sub sovereign public sector clients looking to procure different energy & infrastructure assets. He has been based in Singapore the past 21 years but has also worked in the UK and Australia. James has successfully closed greenfield and brownfield projects across numerous industry sectors, which have included transport, water treatment and distribution, waste management, biomass, health & hospitals, education, sports and leisure, integrated resorts, casinos, oil & gas (petrochemicals, terminals/storage facilities, LNG), power/renewables, mining/resources, climate/carbon, telecoms, and defence.

James is a founding member of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) Project Finance Committee, Asia chair for the International Project Finance Association, and an adjunct professor of law at Singapore Management University.

Victor Ong
Victor Ong MBA, CFA

Victor Ong, CFA, is Deputy Global Head, Portfolio Management, Capital Risk Solutions at AXIS Capital, where he focuses on structured debt financing, such as infrastructure financing and aviation financing, and emerging and developed markets credit. Prior to AXIS, Mr. Ong worked at Standard Chartered Bank in various positions in Singapore, Hong Kong, and London and held roles such as a buy side analyst in fixed income and asset backed securities, a coverage banker, and an infrastructure finance banker. He serves on the board of CFA Society Singapore. Mr. Ong is a certified FRM. He graduated with a double degree from Singapore Management University and has an MBA from INSEAD.