Marquette Speaking at 2013 Pension Bridge Annual 4/17

March 05, 2013

On Wednesday, April 17th, Kelli Schrade will be speaking at the 2013 Pension Bridge Annual at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. She will moderate a panel discussion on infrastructure investing and the following topics:
  • Infrastructure Demand and Size of the Market – where are they projected to be for the Future? 
  • Infrastructure Spending/Funding Gap – Explanation of the Shortfall and if it Translates into Increased Opportunities for Pension Plans 
  • Today’s Deal Flow Activity and Fundraising 
  • Infrastructure Objective in Portfolio – Diversification, Inflation Protection, etc. 
  • Performance – is Infrastructure delivering on its advertised attributes? What are the Return Expectations from Plan Sponsors? 
  • What is a suitable Benchmark? 
  • Risk/Return Profiling – which Infrastructure Assets are classified as High Risk and Low Risk? 
  • In which Sectors will investors find the best Opportunities and Returns? 
  • Energy Infrastructure – Big Opportunity Set or Too Much Capital rushing into the Sector? 
  • Any Emerging Trends/Themes? Co-Investment? 
  • Implementation Approaches – Primary Partnerships, Direct, Co-Investment, Fund of Funds, Publicly Listed – MLP’s, Separate Accounts 
  • What should you look for when Selecting an Infrastructure Manager? 
  • Mature vs. Emerging Markets 
  • What are the Largest Challenges/Risks associated with Infrastructure Investing? Understanding Debt Risk
For more information, please visit The Pension Bridge website.

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