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- September 1, 2019: Vol. 12, Number 8

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The global listed infrastructure report: A performance report

by Fraser Hughes

The following report reviews highlights of some of the events and trends affecting global listed infrastructure companies in recent months. Global listed infrastructure companies, on average, were down (–0.40 percent) in July using the GLIO Coverage. In comparison, global equities added (0.40 percent). Over the past 12 months, global listed infrastructure added (13.6 percent) compared against (3.5 percent) for global equities.

Long-term USD annualized total return (15 years) for global listed infrastructure is 11 percent versus 8 percent for global equities. Listed infrastructure achieves this with approximately 300 basis points lower volatility compared against equities. Chart 1 displays the performance of the GLIO Coverage (dark blue line) versus unlisted infrastructure (red line). They clearly follow the same evolution while acknowledging short-term fluctuations in the listed market compared against smoothing in the unlisted market. Infrastructure outperforms general equ

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