Multicountry: Keppel Asia Infrastructure Fund (AIIB-000342)

Regions
  • East Asia and Pacific
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
FI
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Mar 1, 2020
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Borrower
Devarshi Das, Chief Executive Officer, Keppel Capital Alternative Asset, Infrastructure
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020


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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to the AIIB website:

The objective is to mobilize private capital investments into infrastructure in AIIB's members via a fund with a market risk-adjusted return.

The Keppel Asia Infrastructure Fund (the "Fund") is a closed-end infrastructure private equity fund with a target fund size of USD1 billion. The Fund will leverage on Keppel Group's (i) infrastructure track record and regional network; (ii) project development and asset management capabilities; (iii) fund management experience; and (iv) investor network to invest growth and expansion capital into infrastructure projects in Asia. The first closing was achieved on January 28, 2020 and the final closing will be not later than 15 months after the date of the first closing.

AIIB's Environmental and Social Policy is applicable to this project. The project has been placed in Category FI, because the financing structure involves the provision of funds through a Financial Intermediary (the Fund), whereby AIIB delegates to the Fund Manager the decision-making on the use of AIIB's funds for investments in subprojects that meet the conditions in the project's environmental and social documentation to be agreed with the Fund Manager in the form of eligibility criteria and investment guidelines, and applied through an Environmental, Social and Governance System.

Investment Description
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Financial Intermediary
A financial intermediary is a bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.

Contact Information
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AIIB

Thomas Walenta

Senior Investment Officer

thomas.walenta@aiib.org

Borrower

Devarshi Das

Chief Executive Officer
Keppel Capital Alternative Asset, Infrastructure

devarshi.das@kecapital.com

 

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB

The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM).  The PPM provides “an opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIB’s failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.” Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint.  Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply.  You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/how-we-assist-you/index.html.

The complaint submission form can be accessed in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Hindi, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. The submission form can be found at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/submission/index.html.






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