IPD and its parent company MSCI have launched the IPD Global Infrastructure Direct Asset Index. According to a statement, the index describes the investment performance of infrastructure investments irrespective of the investment vehicle structure in which those investments are held.
“The index database [comprises] 132 investments around the globe with an enterprise value of $49 billion and represents a significant milestone for the infrastructure sector as it provides a robust measure of return performance that can be compared with competing asset classes and used to benchmark performance across investments,” IPD notes.
The index comprises investments located in Australia (44 percent), Europe (43 percent) and North America (8 percent) and spread across the transportation (47 percent), power (24 percent) and water (22 percent) sectors.
“The IPD Global Infrastructure Asset Index is a significant information tool for the infrastructure asset class as it will