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The firm has been organising itself to take advantage of increased opportunity in the asset class, according to co-chief executive David Layton.
The strong returns were slightly offset by a fall in the fourth quarter, as interest rates began to rise.
Investors seem concerned about an increasingly uncertain world, but capital keeps on pushing into new markets.
Digital infra has certainly moved into the mainstream. But with technology advancing at lightning speed, a growing number of investors are quickly recognising its wider potential.
Segmentation within the infrastructure asset class didn’t emerge in 2019 but it did take on new forms, one being specialist funds.
Climate change
There’s no question infrastructure assets are particularly exposed to climate change. But, how can investors mitigate the risk? And are there opportunities to pursue through resilient investing? We turned to the industry to find out.
Co-investment
Median co-investment returns have plummeted from a high of 56% in 2003, according to data from CEPRES.
The market has already reached 22.3% of last year’s total through just six funds raised.
Digital infrastructure is already mainstream. Three industry insiders tell us why it will keep growing.
Declan O’Brien and Alex Leung of UBS Asset Management’s infrastructure research and strategy division argue that the asset class will continue to be resilient in the face of market volatility.
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