PODCAST: IFM on infra debt’s success and the challenges ahead

Matthew Wade, IFM’s executive director for debt investments, discusses how LPs are approaching the sector.

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Demand among LPs for infrastructure debt has grown considerably over the last 18 months, translating into fundraising successes for several managers – across senior and junior strategies, as well as in more sector-specific approaches, despite an initial volatility effect from covid-19.

Matthew Wade, executive director for debt investments at IFM Investors, sat down to discuss the reasons behind this success, how LPs are applying “negative screening” to investments and the possible effects of growing inflation.