politics & economy

African Pension and Sovereign Wealth Fund Forumís report on de-risking infrastructure investment launched

Friday, 05 May 2017

The Ai African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Forum (ASWPFF), a group of pension and sovereign fund leaders from across Africa, announced the launch of the report titled Unlocking Actions to Mobilize Institutional Investment for Infrastructure. The report was launched at the Ai African Pension and Sovereign Wealth Fund Leadersí Summit on 2 May in Durban, South Africa.

The report is an initiative of the ASWPFF, with technical support from Africa investor (Ai) Capital and the Global Clearing House for Development Finance (GlobalDF). It defines challenges and suggested actions aimed at unlocking significant institutional, pension and sovereign fund investment for infrastructure projects in developing countries; with special emphasis on Africaís regional and national infrastructure. The key recommendations in the report are based on multiple inputs: expert studies, surveys of institutional investors, and input from public and private sector participants involved in the development and finance of infrastructure assets.

Pension and sovereign funds were identified as the principal financing partners with an aligned strategic interest capable of innovatively bridging the infrastructure finance gap. African institutional investors have expressed a strong interest to invest in infrastructure services, critical to sustainable and inclusive development worldwide, including critical regional and national infrastructure in Africa.

The report takes a practical focus on specific "unlocking actions" that need to be taken by both the public and private sectors to catalyse institutional investment flows to African infrastructure assets.

To receive a copy of the full report, please contact David Ruwodo at druwodo@africainvestor.com or +27 11 783 2431 or Dr Barbara Samuels at barbara@globaldf.org

Credits: Africa investor