Being the editor of IREI’s Institutional Investing in Infrastructure publication affords me a 30,000-foot view of the infrastructure investment world. The market is, of course, a global endeavor — participants invest in toll roads in Australia, water projects in California, hospitals in Canada, airports in the United Kingdom, solar farms in Spain, natural gas pipelines in Norway and more. And in each of these markets are overlays of politics and public policy, regulatory decision-making, and a host of other considerations unique to each market and each investment.
Another luxury of editing I3 is the perspective I get from speaking with, listening to and reading the work of a lot of people from all sides of the market — a 360-degree view of institutional infrastructure investing.
And since IREI launched the I3 conference in 2006 and the I3 publication in 2008, editing the publication has been a crash course in global i