Partnering with Middle Eastern Institutional Investors in Financing Sustainable Infrastructure in Emerging Asia and Beyond
Private equity enjoys the highest multiplier effect when it comes to catalyzing institutional investors' capital in desired sectors. Over the past five years, through its investment in private equity funds, AIIB has mobilized USD450 million in private capital as of Q1 of 2021, according to the joint MDB methodology on mobilization. As set by its Corporate Strategy, AIIB will continue investing in equity through funds to crowd-in private capital from institutional investors for infrastructure in emerging Asia and beyond.
As the world’s second largest multilateral financial institution in terms of Members, AIIB brings much more than the needed capital. The Bank’s past experiences show that a multilateral financial institution's participation in funds enhances portfolio investments' environmental and social standards, which lay the foundation for sustainability that forms one of the critical features of Infrastructure for Tomorrow (i4t).
This session will convene leading investors and fund managers to discuss the catalytic role of multilateral financial institutions in private equity and explore new investment opportunities.