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Investment opportunities in infrastructure debt

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 12:11

This GFM Special Report examines the rise in popularity of infrastructure and infrastructure debt, and unravels the investment vehicles, structures and asset services available to institutional investors in this burgeoning asset class.

The 'Investment opportunities in infrastructure debt' special report comprises 3 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
James Williams, Global Fund Media

Why infrastructure investing is proving popular with investors

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 12:17

Infrastructure has become a key area of focus for institutional investors as they look to diversify their fixed income portfolios to access longer term, resilient credit opportunities for income-like returns. Within this asset class, infrastructure debt is on the rise as investment managers look to construct new debt vehicles: either to provide direct lending to infrastructure operators, to access well-established municipal bond markets, or to structure their own private lending programmes by issuing tranches of unlisted bonds.  »

Michael McCabe, MUFG Investor Services

Global infrastructure deal value could exceed USD500bn

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 12:24

The demand for infrastructure funds remains evidently strong. Last year, these vehicles raised USD62.9 billion in aggregate based on figures provided by Preqin*. In Q1 2017, that number had already reached USD29.5 billion; nearly twice the amount raised in Q1 2016 (USD16 billion).  »

Craig Cordie, Ogier

Infrastructure funds can sometimes create a ‘Catch-22’

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 10:13

From a structuring perspective, infrastructure funds are most frequently established as either a limited partnership or a limited company. Partnerships are the familiar vehicle for private funds, whereas companies will be used for listed vehicles.  »

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