All eyes on inflation-protected infrastructure as prices soar
- September 1, 2022: Vol. 15, Number 8

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All eyes on inflation-protected infrastructure as prices soar

by Jeremy Anagnos

After nearly a decade of subdued inflation, the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical events have brought significant price pressures back to the world.

The impact of inflation, and subsequent central bank action, has been swift and severe this year, with growth-style equities and fixed-income markets facing particular punishment.

As a result of the evolving economic backdrop, investors are increasingly seeking segments of the market with proven resilience and inflation-protection qualities.

One such area is listed infrastructure, which is renowned for its stable and predictable cash flows. It is also largely immune to today’s historic price pressures, with more than 90 percent of the listed infrastructure space able to efficiently pass on inflation to the end-users of the assets.

Strong long-term tailwinds

Listed infrastructure includes a variety of sectors such as communications, midstream energy, utilities and transportation. The companies within

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