Plan sponsor infrastructure investment increased during the past four years; however, the economic meltdown in 2008–2009 has given investors pause as they assess their portfolios and goals in a new financial market environment. Infrastructure investments have not been immune — fund raising has essentially ground to a halt in the first half of 2009. It seems plan sponsors have not abandoned the asset class but are instead reconsidering how best to manage their allocations given the markets’ new dynamics.
From the Current Issue
As we emerge from the most severe global economic downturn in decades, investors are looking for investment strategies that offer the potential for attractive total returns, and that also provide defensive characteristics. We believe that global listed infrastructure securities offer both. Sound fundamentals, attractive valuations and the need to address years of underinvestment will put global listed infrastructure securities in a position to generate long-term growth and income.
Global Infrastructure Vol. IV
By Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
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