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- February 1, 2021: Vol. 14, Number 2

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Gathering momentum: Private capital expected to play big role in the next wave of infrastructure

by Kali Persall

The current economic crisis has revealed the infrastructure asset class is well positioned to deliver long-term income streams for investors, according to UBS’ latest market outlook for 2021 titled Panorama.

In the first nine months of the year, the private infrastructure industry raised $74 billion, putting it on track for a record year. With trillions of dollars of investment required globally in infrastructure projects, private infrastructure — an industry equipped with more than $200 billion of cash reserves — is expected to play a significant role in the next wave of infrastructure investments.

According to UBS, infrastructure investments are particularly appealing during times of public market volatility due to the stability and resiliency built into this market. Infrastructure spending has proven a tried-and-true way to revitalize struggling economies.

“While we have clearly experienced a profound recession and an accompanying bear market

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