What are the most attractive sectors for infrastructure investment today? Not surprisingly — according to attendees surveyed at IREI’s 2014 Institutional Investing in Infrastructure conference — they are energy transmission (31.2 percent) and energy generation (28.6 percent).
And what geographic strategy is the most attractive for infrastructure investment? Conference participants say they prefer a combination of global and regional funds (38.4 percent) over only regional funds (30.1 percent) or only global funds (20.5 percent). A considerable number of I3 conference attendees indicated they do not think geographic diversification matters as much as who is managing their commitments — 11 percent said they are agnostic about geography and put more emphasis on finding the best infrastructure manager, regardless of the fund’s geographic allocation of capital.