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Infrastructure Investing - H1 2018

10 top papers on Infrastructure Investing from H1 2018

There is a continuing, long-term trend towards institutional investors increasing allocations to infrastructure. Many global pension funds are still underweight the asset class compared to their target allocations.

Below, we list the top infrastructure white papers from the last six months, providing a variety of insights and viewpoints. We also provide a link to the top infrastructure white papers of 2017.

Bridge - infrastructure H1 2018 white papers

Primer on Responsible Investment in Infrastructure (UN PRI, 2018)
This paper clarifies key concepts of responsible investment in private infrastructure equity and debt, and how the six Principles for Responsible Investment apply to infrastructure.

Private Finance Initiatives – listed infrastructure can still be attractive for investors (Kames Capital blog, 2018)
(For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the United Kingdom)
Kames Capital discusses the UK Private Finance Initiative landscape, including recent criticisms levied by the Labour party and current opportunities for investment.

The Wealth of Cities and the Opportunities for Institutional Investors (PGIM, 2017)
(For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the United States)
The growth of cities over the next 15 years will require $50 trillion in global infrastructure investment. This report identifies a range of specific investment ideas across the major investable themes of this opportune mega-trend.

Social Infrastructure in Europe: Private Investment Opportunities (Franklin Templeton, 2018)
(For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the EMEA region)
Social infrastructure is defined as the physical assets that facilitate social services, including healthcare and education facilities, social and affordable housing, and buildings related to justice, emergency and civic services.

Rethinking Real Assets (bfinance, 2018)
Diversification towards real assets grew rapidly post-GFC. Recent years have seen greater emphasis on diversification within real assets. How beneficial is this type of diversification particularly in the later stage of the market cycle?

Emerging Trends in Infrastructure (KPMG, 2018)
Viewed against the disruption, confusion and uncertainty of the past year, it would be easy to become despondent about the future of infrastructure around the world. Yet great opportunities and promise lies ahead.

Infrastructure Series Report 1: Understanding infrastructure opportunities in ASEAN (PwC, 2018)
Part 1 of this PwC series details the state of the infrastructure market in ASEAN economies, including the current gap in spending vs development needs, and what different economies are doing to address this gap.

Preqin Special Report: Infrastructure Fund Manager Outlook, Mar 2018
In this special report, analysts at Preqin collate the results of a survey of 65 infrastructure fund managers conducted in November 2017 which reveals their views on the market at present as well as what may lie ahead.

Modelling Illiquid Assets within Multi-Asset Portfolios (Jacobi Strategies, 2018)
This paper describes how investors can incorporate the characteristics of illiquid assets into their multi-asset models in order to produce better risk/return estimates. 

Global Real Assets Outlook: Adapting to a dynamic investment environment (BlackRock, 2018)
This BlackRock report takes a deep dive into the world of real assets. The asset class has seen some of the strongest allocation growth of all asset classes in recent years.

The Top 12 Infrastructure White Papers of 2017
The top papers of 2017 include reports which explore the alternative routes that institutional investors can take in allocating to infrastructure opportunities.