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Infrastructure - MARCH 15, 2019

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BlackRock releases outlook for infrastructure and real estate investing for the next year

by Jody Barhanovich

Global real estate and infrastructure markets look healthy in early 2019, if perhaps a bit expensive, according to BlackRock’s new Global Real Assets Outlook 2019 report. “Mid-cycle fundamentals, with late-cycle pricing,” according to the report. As investors face tighter financial conditions and a more uncertain macroeconomic environment, they are increasingly seeking exposure to real assets for stable yields, diversification and growth potential. However, in a late-cycle scenario, building resilient portfolios should be front-of-mind for investors.

 

Highlights of the report include:

Increased competition for investments globally — Real assets capital markets are functioning well, and investment volumes remain robust by historical standards. New capital formation was at or near record levels in 2018, and BlackRock’s latest annual survey of investor intentions suggests this trend will persist in 2019. With capital raising outpacin
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