Speaking at the Investing in Infrastructure Assets Asia 2007 conference, Simon Monk, Head of Infrastructure Investment, Instrata Capital, said, “The GCC represents one of the highest concentrations of infrastructure investment globally. Government and private sector initiatives, as well as the population boom have created and will continue to drive sustainable developments in a range of infrastructure sectors. The high quality of GCC sovereign credit ratings and the region’s investment laws and framework make the GCC infrastructure sector attractive to global investors.
“Infrastructure investment is increasingly treated as a separate asset class by investors as it offers potentially superior returns due to its essential and strategic nature. Many Asian markets now face the urgent requirement to develop infrastructure to meet the needs of their rapidly expanding economies and populations.”
Instrata Capital joins other global leaders in infrastructure investment such as Babcock & Brown, RREEF and 3i at the three day event. Participants from these leading institutions will discuss and present infrastructure investment strategies and opportunities to a range of international investors and industry participants from across Asia, North America, Western Europe and Australasia including ABP Investments, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the World Bank.
Simon Monk concluded, “Investors in the GCC have always recognised the potential of the GCC region. Our participation in this event shows that global investors now want to invest in the GCC infrastructure sector as well. GCC infrastructure investment is one of the few alternative asset classes that global investors are currently considering. The growth in the market is providing opportunities for superior risk adjusted returns from investment in essential infrastructure assets.”
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