- July 1, 2020: Vol. 13, Number 7

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The infrastructure benchmark report: Infrastructure performance through the COVID-19 crisis

by Abhishek Gupta

The second quarter 2020 release of the EDHECinfra indices marks a new quarter of negative returns for the unlisted infrastructure asset class.

The infra300 index* is down –1.5 percent on the quarter ending June 30, 2020. This index measures the average mark-to-market performance of 300 unlisted infrastructure equity investments that make a representative sample by sector, corporate structure and business model of the investible universe in 22 countries.

The EDHECinfra Broadmarket Unlisted Equity Index** (value weighted), which tracks the performance of more than 500 investments globally and is much more exposed to the kind of large infrastructure corporates that are the most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, is down –5.19 percent on the quarter, or –4.35 percent on a 12-month basis.

This performance reflects the evolution of the valuation fundamentals that influence the market value of unlisted infrastructure companies. The average equity risk premia increa

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