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Second Annual Global Infrastructure Conference

Second Annual Global Infrastructure Conference

Thursday, November 6, 2014

8:25: Welcome

Vinny Catalano
Thomas Brigandi
Patrick Holert, CFA, CAIA
Daniel Fridson
Chiara Salghini

Gautam Bhandari, Partner, I Squared Capital

8:45: Power Panel
The power and energy complexes have an estimated $18 trillion of projected spending earmarked to be spent over the next 15 years. Identifying the most effective approaches to investing in these sectors will be one of the areas of discussion of this session.
Moderator: Daniel J. Aschenbach, Senior Vice President, Public Power Sector Lead Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service
Tavraj Banga, Director, Terra Firma Capital Partners
Catherine Helleux, Vice President, Societe Generale
Mitchell F. Moss, CFA, Research Analyst, Fixed Income, Lord Abbett

9:45: BREAK


Moderator: Marie-Aimee Boury, Managing Director, Project Bond | Private Placement, Societe Generale
Nick Cleary, Investment Director, Infrastructure Debt, Hastings Funds Management
Dabo Horsfall,Investment Officer, African Capital Alliance (ACA)
Carmine VillaniManaging Director, GEM
Nicholas Matacchieri, VP, Director Project Finance, Intesa Sanpaolo
Brian Chase, Principal, Campbell Lutyens


The global economic picture remains an unsettled one. The effects and interactions between and among the developed and developing economies—and their likely impact on the global infrastructure growth story—will be one of the many topics discussed with our panel of expert economists.
Moderator: Vinny Catalano, President and Global Investment Strategist, Blue Marble Research
Donald J. Rissmiller, Partner and Chief Economist, Strategas

11:45: LUNCH


Investment Strategy Outlook: Key investment trends, themes, and issues impacting the global financial markets.
Moderator: Pimm Fox, Host, Bloomberg Radio
Louise Purtle, Senior Analyst – Macro Strategy, CreditSights


The need for clean, potable water is among the more pressing issues facing the world’s population. With over 1 billion people still without clean water and with an aging infrastructure within developed economies, the water infrastructure sector is a vital area of discussion—and the focus of this session.
Moderator: Matthew J. Diserio, Cofounder and President, Water Asset Management
Andrea Marmolejo, Managing Partner, Principium
Simon Gottelier, Portfolio Manager, Impax Asset Management
Fuensanta Diaz Cobacho, VP, Intesa Sanpaolo

2:15: BREAK


With an estimated $24 trillion projected to spent over the next 15 years, the transportation sector (roads, rails, sea and air ports) is one of the key areas of growth and investment in the global infrastructure space. Which investment strategies are likely to benefit from this will be one of the key topics discussed in this session.
Moderator: J. Michael McCarthy, Senior Portfolio Analyst, APG Asset Management
Kurt Krummenacker, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service
Scott Trommer, Managing Director, Public Financial Management
Josh Duitz, Portfolio Manager, Alpine Global Infrastructure Fund
Alex Greenbaum, Director, UBS

Michael Doolan
Principal – National Tax, Ernst & Young LLP

Patrick Holert, CFA, CAIA



The World Economic Forum in June reported a trillion-dollar gap in infrastructure spending globally.  In America, a country facing what has been termed a legitimate infrastructure crisis, government spending on transportation, energy, water and wastewater, and social infrastructure, has hit a 20-year low despite a call by U.S. President Barack Obama to create a federal infrastructure bank that would provide funding for badly needed projects.

Infrastructure—be it transportation infrastructure such as roads, bridges and airports, or “midstream” energy like pipelines—is vital for national economic prosperity, supporting goods, services and the workforce.  But in the U.S. as well as worldwide, public funding to build and repair infrastructure is scarce, resulting in the need for private capital and creating opportunities for long-term investors in “real” assets.

On Thursday, November 6, 2014, NYSSA will present its Second Annual Global Infrastructure Conference to explore the global infrastructure deficit, the market appetite for public-private investment in infrastructure and how infrastructure assets can benefit institutional portfolios.

Who Should Attend

Portfolio managers and research analysts employed at asset management firms, investment banks, hedge funds, mutual funds, and insurance companies, as well as pension plan sponsors; professionals working at potential participants on the issuance side, including corporations and private equity firms; and service providers such as attorneys, consultants, and rating agency personnel.



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