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Infrastructure Investment - September 14, 2015

Frédéric Blanc-Brude speaking at the Second Annual Meeting of the Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association in Washington DC on 21-22 September, 2015

The meeting will gather together senior figures from the investment world, addressing the key priorities of promoting private long-term investment in infrastructure, building a risk-adjusted benchmark to foster financial stability, and promoting responsible investment with a focus on environmental, social and governance considerations.

The event will start with investor and LTIIA member sessions on the first day, concluding by a reception with Mr. Joseph Biden the US Vice President, followed by general sessions on the second day, where US and international infrastructure policy makers, including Mr. Jack Lew, the US Treasury Secretary and Mr. Anthony Foxx, the US Transportation Secretary, will join the convention. Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will also be making a keynote address.

Dr. Frédéric Blanc-Brude will be conducting a presentation at the event entitled, "Benchmarking and portfolio construction for unlisted infrastructure: new horizons from collaboration between investors".

Dr. Blanc-Brude is Research Director at EDHEC Risk Institute–Asia and heads the Institute’s thematic research programme on infrastructure financing and investment. Prior to joining EDHEC-Risk Institute, he worked for ten years in the infrastructure finance sector advising developers, financiers, governments, and supranationals, and being actively involved in transactions representing a cumulative value of more than USD6bn in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Between 2008 and 2011, he headed the Chinese operations of a boutique consultancy specialised in energy and water projects. He has published his infrastructure research in academic journals, co-authored reports for supranationals such as the European Investment Bank and the World Bank as well as for the World Economic Forum and other commercial entities. He has presented his work at various academic and industry conferences. He has taught international finance at King’s College London and designed and delivered executive seminars on infrastructure finance. He holds a PhD in Finance from King’s College London, an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Master in Economics from Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).