- August 1, 2021: Vol. 14, Number 7

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Global listed infrastructure report: Essential news and notes

by Fraser Hughes

The GLIO Index of infrastructure companies fell for first month in the last six (–1.7 percent) in June to end the first half of 2021 up 6.4 percent.

Communications infrastructure and energy transportation were winners during June adding (5.1 percent) and (2.9 percent), respectively.

Passenger rail ended up (1.8 percent). Electric (–3.1 percent), gas (–3.8 percent) and water (–1.1 percent) utilities all finished the month of June down. Transportation companies fell (–3.1 percent) on average, driven down by declines in railroads (–3.7 percent) and toll-roads (–3.4 percent).

Renewables lost (–6.3 percent) in June and remain well behind year-to-date (–25.7 percent). Global equities ended June up 1.5 percent.

The table below — “Total annualized returns of the GLIO Index in USD” — shows the performance of listed infrastructure for the first half of 2021, plus annualized total returns in USD over the short, medium and long term.

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