Samsung Life Insurance and Samsung Asset Management are investing $500m (€443m) in infrastructure debt.

The two Samsung Group entities aim to invest $500m over five years in loans originated by Natixis.

Natixis will originate and co-invest in infrastructure and aviation debt.

Samsung Life will invest on its own behalf, while Samsung Asset Management will place the loans with other Korean institutional investors.

Natixis said it would keep a portion of each transaction on the bank’s balance sheet to ensure alignment of interest, as well as servicing and administrating assets in the portfolio.

Bruno Le Saint, head of structured and asset finance for the Asia Pacific at Natixis, said: “Alternative asset classes, and particularly infrastructure and aviation debt, are of increasing interest to Asia Pacific institutional investors due to the stability and long-term yield they offer.”

The agreement is the sixth signed by Natixis with institutional investors across Europe and Asia.

The bank is opening the infrastructure and aviation debt asset class to non-bank financial institutions.