Managing Director of World Bank to discuss key G20 issues

Friday, 21 February 2014  Features

“Mr Badré will provide both global and regional perspectives of infrastructure investment strategies, lessons learnt in different parts of the world and the current opportunities in various industries and sectors for the Australian finance industry and others.”

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Bertrand Badré, the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank will discuss investment in infrastructure projects by major banks, superannuation funds and the private sector following the Sydney G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting.

At a discussion organised by the Institute of Global Finance at UNSW’s Australian School of Business and the World Bank in coordination with the IMF, he will discuss Investing in Infrastructure for Innovation, Growth and Job Creation with senior bankers and selected investors on Monday, 24 February 2014.

The Director of the Institute of Global Finance, Professor Fariborz Moshirian from UNSW Australia said “I am delighted that Bertrand Badré has accepted our invitation to discuss these key issues.”

“I believe that Mr Badré has some key messages to share with the finance industry in Australia. There are significant investment opportunities for banks, the funds management industry and superannuation funds to diversify their portfolios and  invest in infrastructure projects that could generate substantial and sustained rates of return both in Australia and in our region including issues with respect to major investment opportunities and partnership between public and private enterprises,” he said.

“Mr Badré will provide both global and regional perspectives of infrastructure investment strategies, lessons learnt in different parts of the world and the current opportunities in various industries and sectors for the Australian finance industry and others.”

Bertrand Badré is in Sydney for the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting which will be held over the weekend of 22-23 February 2014. Senior academics from UNSW’s Australian School of Business are available to give their analysis of the talks, the first major G20 meeting under Australia's 2014 presidency.

Business forum: "Investing in Infrastructure for Innovation, Growth and Job Creation"

Date: Monday 24 February. 12noon to 1.45pm.

Location: Sydney CBD.

Media are invited to attend, but must confirm their attendance in advance. Numbers are limited as the venue is small.

For further details contact
Fariborz Mo​shirian on 02 9385 5859 or f.moshirian@unsw.edu.au

Media contact:
Julian Lorkin: 02 9385 9887  

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