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OECD International Seminar on the Governance of Infrastructure

Hosted by the OECD Network of Senior Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership Officials this event took place between 29th Feb and 1st March 2016 in Paris, France. 

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The BUDG Committee held a public hearing on "New financial instruments and the role of national promotional banks for the benefit of European SMEs" on 26 April 2016 from 15.00 to 17.30. Representatives of national promotional institutions, SMEs, long-term investors, EIB Group and the Commission joined the standing rapporteur for innovative financial instruments Eider Gardiazabal, Liadh Ní Riada and other Members for the hearing.

With an intervention by the ELTI Secretary-General Mr. Dominique de Crayencour.


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European Commissioner for Transport, Ms Violeta Bulc, is inviting high level representatives involved in the planning and financing of transport infrastructure at both national and EU level, as well as numerous project promoters and stakeholders from the financial sector in Central and South East Europe, to a Regional Conference on the Investment Plan for Europe - Investing in Transport in Ljubljana on 21 and 22 April 2016.

The Investment Plan for Europe provides powerful tools for facilitating the mobilization of public and private financing for infrastructure projects. In order to further raise awareness and to promote the financing opportunities available for the transport sector under the Plan, the European Commission is organizing this Regional Conference which will also pave the way to the forthcoming Investors' conference, the first to be organized within the framework of the TEN-T Days, in Rotterdam, in June 2016.

The event on the 21 April will focus on the cooperation between the Union and the Western Balkans focusing on the challenges and opportunities for transport project financing.

The second day of the Conference on 22 April will be dedicated to presenting the European Investment Fund, the technical assistance tools such as the European Advisory Hub and present successful of examples of project finance.

The Member States, the procuring authorities and project promoters will have an opportunity to discuss their key projects with the representatives of the banks and the financial institutions during the bilateral meetings on 22 April.

On 22 April, interpretation will be provided from English to Slovenia.

Brussels, 11-12 April 2016

Implementing Financial Instruments in Cooperation with Financial Intermediaries: Advanced Seminar on Selection and Remuneration of Financial Intermediaries in Compliance with ESIF Regulations, State Aid & Public Procurement Rules.

This practical two-day seminar will focus on the implementation of financial instruments in particular on the tendering of financial intermediaries. The advanced seminar will support a sound selection and remuneration of financial intermediaries in compliance with State aid and public procurement rules.

The Euro Yearbook 2015 will be presented in Brussels at a Bruegel event on 9 March 2016.

How can Europe make progress with EMU and move towards a Fiscal Union?

Euro Yearbook 2015 is a project of the Spanish Financial Studies Foundation and ICO Foundation. This edition focuses on fiscal union, banking union and Euro Area governance. After the presentation, there will be a debate on the topic of the fiscal union, and the ICO CFO, Fernando Navarrete, will be among the panellists. 

Progress with EMU to date has left a bitter-sweet taste. While major advances have certainly been made (strengthening the European Central Bank’s role as a federal institution; achieving a return to growth, albeit muted; implementing a model of European banking supervision; agreeing on a Resolution Mechanism; and, above all, successfully navigating the Greek crisis), we have also seen unmitigated failures, such as persistent concerns over the mutualisation of bank debt, continuous delays with the proposed deposit guarantee scheme, plus endless debates on the merits of a fiscal union.

This event featured a presentation around these issues as well as a panel discussion about the issue of Fiscal Union.

09 December 2015

Paris OECD’s annual High-Level Investor breakfast at COP 21

“Institutional investors and the low carbon transition”. The OECD will co-host the event with the IIGCC (the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change) and the French Government public pension reserve fund (ERAFP).

In this defining year for climate change policy and low-carbon investment, and in the margins of the final week of COP 21, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, CEO of ERAFP Philippe Desfossés and Chairman of the IIGCC Donald MacDonald will welcome senior government officials and CEOs of institutional investors and financiers for a targeted discussion under the Chatham House Rule.

The 3rd Annual Infrastructure Conference for Pension Funds will take place in London on December 1st, 2015. Organized by Stirling Capital Partners andhosted at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, this event is one of Europe’s largest infrastructure conferences for pension funds. Speakers will include representatives of the European Commission, World Economic Forum, leading pension funds and fund managers. LTIIA will also deliver a panel contribution.

As Europe’s largest gathering of institutional investors interested in investing in infrastructure, the conference is supported by influential organisations including The World Economic Forum, The Financial Times, The Economist and The Wall Street Journal.

The program provides an insightful platform for fund managers to learn how to invest in the infrastructure sector and to meet with peer investors, stake holders and policy makers to gain collective insight into investing internationally in infrastructure.

Programme Highlights include:

  • Infrastructure Opportunities in Major Cities
  • Lord Michael Heseltine of National Infrastructure Commission – United Kingdom
  • Infrastructure within the Institutional Portfolio
  • Michael Drexler of World Economic Forum - United States
  • Infrastructure benchmarks compared with real returns followed by a direct investment case study
  • Global Hot Topics
  • His Excellency Marwan Al Sarkal - UAE, CEO IDFC India, CEO of Africa 50 and China Britain Council.

There will be a comparative discussion between investing in infrastructure in each of these markets.

Moderators will also include WSJ, FT, Economist, Investment Pensions Europe (IPE) and Preqin.

The objective of this conference is to provide pension funds an opportunity to examine the challenges, risks, and issues involved in allocating into infrastructure assets.  It will be discussing strategies and tools used by pension funds to evaluate infrastructure opportunities and make responsible investments.

There is complimentary registration is available for all approved pension and sovereign wealth funds.

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A special session on Climate Change and the insurance sector is taking place on 3 December 2015 at the OECD Insurance and Private Pensions Committee in Paris.

The special session will build on the OECD Insurance and Private Pensions Committee’s long-standing work programmes on disaster risk financing and long-term investment issues. The event is being hosted by the OECD in cooperation with the Geneva Association.


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Co-organised by the OECD and Euromoney Conferences, the Long-term Investment Financing Conference provided an opportunity to introduce and discuss issues relating to institutional investors and long-term financing. In addition to the world’s largest institutional investors (pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurers), attendees included senior government representatives from OECD and developing countries, regulators, and other industry participants.

Debates focused on:

  • Long-term invesment in a volatile market: Investment policy implications
  • Regulation and long-termism : addressing barriers to long-term investment finance
  • Emerging markets: long-term finance as a vehicle for growth and development
  • Infrastructure investment: Moving from niche investment to mainstream investment
  • Good governance and long-term value creation
  • Long-term investment and clean energy finance

This event was organised within the framework of the OECD Project on Institutional Investors and Long-term Investment


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The 3rd annual ELTI General Assembly took place on 13 November 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia, courtesy of the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction & Development (HBOR)


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