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Risk misallocation 'the main roadblock in infrastructure funding'

There's enough institutional money waiting to get into infrastructure finance: StanChart

The urgency of Asia's need for infrastructure finance is too great to simply let nature take its course, says Mr Kanwal.

"One of the purposes of MDBs is to try to help adjust that risk because we want investments to go specifically into those sectors and countries that to investors appear to be the riskiest, but for us are the most needy." - Mr Schwartz, of World Bank's Singapore Hub for Infrastructure and Urban Development


RISK allocation - it is the one factor in the equation that can determine whether an infrastructure project takes off or not, Standard Chartered's Asean & South Asia CEO Ajay Kanwal believes.

Speaking to The Business Times on the sidelines of the inaugural Bloomberg...