Infrastructure Finance

Developing a full service infrastructure financing hub to cater to Asia’s growing infrastructure needs.


Demand for infrastructure financing in Asia is growing faster than countries' funding capacity. Going forward, infrastructure development has to look to private capital to remain sustainable.

Although demand is growing, infrastructure investors in Asia and emerging markets face many challenges . These include:

  • Uncertain legal and regulatory frameworks.
  • The different risk profiles of funds.
  • Inequitable risk allocation.
  • Stretched valuations due to increased competition.
  • Limited exit options.

In Singapore, the financial ecosystem is working with multilateral development banks to improve the bankability of Asian infrastructure projects. The strategy is to crowd in private capital through innovative market mechanisms and infrastructure investment benchmarks.

Singapore also set up Infrastructure Asia in April 2018, a platform to connect local and international stakeholders across the value chain for joint projects. Singapore Statutory Boards and Government-owned companies are also exploring opportunities to issue bonds to finance infrastructure building.

Key Facts

Southeast Asia's Infrastructure needs:

The challenge for governments in Asia is this: to make infrastructure more attractive to private capital.

- Ravi Menon, former Managing Director, MAS

Connecting Global Markets, Supporting Asia’s Growth

Regulations and Guidance

The regulations and licences that apply to your financial institution will depend on its financing activities and nature of investment.

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Focus Areas

  • Infrastructure Debt Distribution Facility 
  • MAS is working with industry partners to securitise a pool of brownfield regional project finance loans from banks into a collateralised loan obligation that institutions can invest in.

    The first infrastructure project finance securitisation in Asia took place on 25 July 2018. Bayfront Infrastructure Capital Pte. Ltd., which is sponsored by Clifford Capital Pte. Ltd.,offered three classes of investment grade rated notes (Class A, B and C Notes) to institutional investors. The notes will also be listed on SGX-ST.

  • Infrastructure Asia
  • Infrastructure Asia  brings together local and international partners, including developers, institutional investors, multilaterals, and legal and financial services providers, to meet Asia’s growing demand for infrastructure. As the definitive Asian 'marketplace', it matches the unique requirements of foreign firms and governments with the expertise of Singapore players.

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