Institutional Investing in Infrastructure

February 2012: Vol. 5, Number 2

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From the Current Issue


Worth a Second Look: Secondary Transactions Provide Infrastructure Investors with Options


Talk of infrastructure secondaries might seem premature given the relatively short history of private infrastructure as an independent investment class. The secondaries market for traditional private equity took decades to mature, but it now functions as a working market providing liquidity to fund investors. Immature as it is, the development of a secondaries market for infrastructure is a key piece in the development of the sector and is worthy of an infrastructure investor’s attention.



The Money Talks, Part III: Labor, Unions and Infrastructure Investing


The I3 Editorial Advisory Board meeting is a forum for investors, consultants, investment managers and guests to communicate their expectations, challenges and concerns with respect to infrastructure investing. The process helps these groups communicate and work together to achieve their goals and objectives, providing a platform to share experiences as well as help drive the editorial content for the I3 publication. The board meeting includes eight hours of discussions, quick tally votes on topics of interest and opportunities to build stronger relationships. This is the third part of a review of the board meeting discussions that took place Nov. 9–10, 2011, in Chicago.


Shop Talk: A Conversation with Erin Hutson


Erin Hutson is manager of investment relations with the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), a labor union affiliated with more than 80 multi-employer pension funds across the United States and Canada. LIUNA’s pension funds have an estimated $32 billion in assets, $650 million (about 2 percent) of which are invested in infrastructure. I3 contributing editor Tyson Freeman spoke with Hutson about LIUNA, labor and infrastructure investing.

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