Later this month, many of us will convene in Toronto for VIP (Visions, Insights & Perspectives) Infrastructure. Looking over the agenda and seeing our dynamic line-up of experts, I wanted to provide a broad IREI perspective on each topic, which in reality is a reflection of our conversations with you, the readers of i3. I’ve spoken with many of you the past year and these are topics we’ve explored.
Evolution of Infrastructure
Infrastructure, while evolving, remains a relatively immature asset class. Is there a universal infrastructure definition? What should core attributes include? What are some types of infrastructure that have gone from alternative to mainstream?
First, relative should be emphasized. Even within the “immature” United States, there are many investors executing very “mature” investment strategies. Overall, a recurring point we’ve heard is how infrastructure as an asset class has been able to mature ra