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- Spring 2009 Vol. 2 No. 1

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Indices Reflect Declining Market: Infrastructure Assets Have Not Escaped Market Pain

by Drew Campbell

All 15 of the newly launched Dow Jones Brookfield Infrastructure Indices declined in fourth quarter 2008, with the Ports Infrastructure index (–41.50 percent) experiencing the largest drop, followed by Diversified Infrastructure (–39.30 percent) and Asia-Pacific Infrastructure (–24.91 percent). The Transmission & Distribution Infrastructure index (–12.63 percent) was the best performer of the group, followed by Toll Roads Infrastructure (–16.93 percent) and Oil and Gas Storage & Transportation Infrastructure (–17.78 percent). The Dow Jones Brookfield Infrastructure Indices comprise two global indices, four regional indices, eight sector indices and one master limited partnership index.

Companies included in the indices must have a minimum float-adjusted market capitalization of $500 million as well as a minimum three-month average daily trading volume of $1 million. Securities also must be domiciled in a country with a liquid ma

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