Institutional Investing in Infrastructure

April 1, 2016: Vol. 9 Number 4

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Filling an ESG data gap for infrastructure investors: Investors respond with new tools to manage and measure environmental, social and governance issues in their portfolios

Addressing environmental, social and governance issues is not new to infrastructure investment and development. Before an airport adds a runway, a toll lane is added to an existing highway or a new pipeline is built across a landscape, investors and developers study the impact these projects will have on communities, the environment and individuals — and review continues throughout the lifecycle.


Mega-funds continue to dominate: Infrastructure mega-funds account for 67% of capital raised since 2013

Infrastructure mega-funds — those funds raising $2 billion or more — have been responsible for approximately two-thirds of the capital raised by funds closing since 2013. In the past three years, 95 funds have closed with an aggregate total of $163 billion raised. Of that total, 29 mega-funds, or 31 percent of the total number of closed funds, have raised $110 billion, or 67 percent of the capital. 


Sources for infrastructure finance in Asia: An overview

The following article is the second of several excerpts that will appear in i3 from Infrastructure Investment, Private Finance, and Institutional Investors: Asia from a Global Perspective,a report commissioned by the Asian Development Bank Institute that reviews infrastructure investment and finance in Asia from a global perspective. 

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