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AIIB to Make Investment in Emerging Markets More Attractive for Private Investors

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EIRNS—In its recently released report, "Strategy on Mobilizing Private Capital for Infrastructure,"the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), set up in 2016 by China and its founding members, has committed itself to making investment in emerging markets more attractive for private investors, the AIIB website reported today.

"We need institutional investors and private sector funders to come to the table and partner with us if we are going to fill the current infrastructure gap in Asia," said AIIB Vice President for Policy and Strategy Joachim von Amsberg. The "AIIB aims to be the champion and leading institution to catalyze private capital for infrastructure investment in the region, and our new strategy will guide us in achieving this objective in a sequenced and prioritized manner."

The AIIB’s objective is to bring in more money for the vast investment in Asia’s infrastructure. Reports indicate Asia needs $1.7 trillion of investment. Such a huge capital requirement needs the participation of both governments and the private