20 Nov

IFFO hosts infrastructure finance workshop with Professor Akash Deep of Harvard Kennedy School

The HKMA Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO) hosted a workshop on infrastructure finance on 19-20 November, led by Professor Akash Deep of the Harvard Kennedy School and attended by close to 40 senior executives of IFFO partners and firms active in infrastructure financing.

The workshop used real-life cases in both emerging and developed markets to demonstrate how various financing structures, risk mitigation techniques and corporate governance measures could enhance the bankability of infrastructure projects. It also discussed ways to manage the complex relationships between various stakeholders in Public-Private Partnerships.

Attendees to the workshop included project developers and operators, commercial and policy banks, investors and asset managers, professional service firms, and public organisations.

Mr Eddie Yue, Deputy Chief Executive of the HKMA and Director of IFFO, said, “IFFO is pleased to collaborate with Professor Akash Deep again on capacity building. Through workshops such as this, IFFO can play a useful role to narrow the expectation gaps between public and private sector stakeholders in, and improve the bankability of, emerging market infrastructure projects.”

HKMA Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office
20 November 2018