The GLIO Index of infrastructure companies advanced strongly in March (7.1 percent) and for the year-to-date is up 3.1 percent. Global equities finished March higher 2.8 percent but year-to-date is down by 5 percent.
Infrastructure sectors across the board advanced (in USD terms) in March. Railroads (11.6 percent) and telecom infrastructure (10.6 percent) led the pack.
Energy transportation and storage added impressively (7.3 percent), regulated utilities ended up 6.1 percent for the month, with electric (6.8 percent) and water utilities (6.6 percent) gaining strongly. Gas utilities climbed 2.1 percent.
Airports (3.6 percent), toll roads (2.7 percent), and marine ports (1.4 percent) pushed forward. Collectively, the transportation group pressed ahead (8.2 percent) with only passenger rail slipping –1.2 percent.
The 15-year annualized USD return for the GLIO Index is 8.5 percent, ahead of global equities (7.4 percent) and with 300 basis points lower vola