- September 2010 Vol. 3 No. 9

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Even a Little Knowledge Is Power: Limited Infrastructure Performance Data Should Not Deter All Investors

by Drew Campbell

Infrastructure investors have a number of research reports and other papers available to help them make informed decisions, and with the markets in such a high state of flux recently, new information is all the more valuable. One of the latest reports available to infrastructure investors is Building Infrastructure into the Portfolio: The Road to Performance & Diversification, by U.K.–based John Howell & Co. and commissioned by AXA Private Equity.

According to the executive summary, its primary objective is to help long-term institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds “understand infrastructure as an asset class, its potential impact on their portfolios and how best to invest in it to meet their particular needs.”

The report includes an examination of historical performance of infrastructure investments using several indices, which should be welcomed by investors trying to gauge private infrastruc

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