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Australian unlisted infrastructure continues to perform well

by Reg Clodfelter

IPD has released its Australia Quarterly Unlisted Infrastructure Index, which reports on the investment return performance of Australian-domiciled unlisted infrastructure funds and mandates, for the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2013, and the numbers continue to look encouraging for the infrastructure sector. The 20 funds represented in the index delivered a total annual return before fees of 16.2 percent, which represents only a slight decrease of 58 basis points from the annual return posted in June 2013. The 16.2 percent return is a major improvement from the 10.5 percent annual return the index posted in September 2012, driven by strong capital returns, which increased from 7.8 percent to 11.8 percent during that period. According to Anthony De Francesco, executive director and head of Australia and New Zealand, IPD, “Unlisted infrastructure’s strong return profile and stable income streams will be viewed by investo

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