- November 1, 2021: Vol. 14, Number 10

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Global listed infrastructure: Essential news and notes

by Fraser Hughes

The GLIO Index of infrastructure companies fell back in September, (–5.4 percent) during the month. Year-to-date, the GLIO Index remains up 4.5 percent.

Passenger rail (5 percent), airports (3.5 percent), marine ports (4.5 percent), energy transportation and storage (3.8 percent), and satellites (11.4 percent) all ended the month on positive ground.

On the flip side, the electric (–7.6 percent), gas (–5.7 percent) and water (–7.4 percent) utilities finished the month well down.  Railroads (–6.5 percent) and toll roads (–1.7 percent) also reversed. Telecom infrastructure (–8.9 percent) and renewables (–10.9 percent) completed the negative picture for the month.

Global equities ended September down 4.1 percent.

The 15-year annualized U.S. dollar return for the GLIO Index is 8.8 percent, ahead of global equities (8.1 percent) and achieving this with 300 basis points lower volatility.

CBRE Clarion published a research piece on ESG stra

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