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It is a small world: Infrastructure investors across the globe share common objectives and challenges

by Sheila Hopkins

Real estate investment started out as local investors investing in local assets, and it has maintained this local focus as it has matured. Infrastructure, however, has been a global investment class from the get-go. As such, infrastructure investors in one region of the world are part of the same trends and face the same issues as investors in other parts of the world. There might be some differences around the edges, but according to consultants in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America, investors everywhere are dealing with the same three broad issues: deciding what infrastructure should be doing for their portfolio, choosing among an expanding array of options for implementing strategies and finding appropriate investments in the face of increasing competition.

Evolution of investor strategy

Infrastructure is primarily used to provide a stable return while diversifying equity-focused investment portfolios. In pursuit of this objective, investors

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