Chart of the Week: Global funds heading up

 Growing sentiment towards global funds  

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As we reported earlier this month, unlisted infrastructure fundraising reached a post-crisis high in 2013. While the numbers are impressive, it should be noted that over half of the capital – 16.9 billion – was collected by funds with a global or multi-regional remit. 

In fact, the percentage of capital raised by global funds has risen for five consecutive years, from 14 percent in 2009 to 50 percent in 2013. The number collected for global funds in 2013 represents a 21 percent increase from the $14 billion raised in 2012, showing that more LPs are opting for funds with diversified global strategies. 

Furthermore, according to data from Infrastructure Investor Research & Analytics, the trend of global fund domination in infrastructure will likely continue in 2014 as eight of the top ten unlisted infrastructure funds currently in market are targeting multi-regions. The largest fund is the Global Strategic Investment Alliance (GSIA), followed by Terra Firma Infrastructure Fund for Global Renewable Energy, which was launched in January 2013 and has a target of $4.93 billion. 

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