ClearBridge RARE Infrastructure Income Fund - Hedged

This income-oriented fund invests in a range of listed infrastructure securities spread across a number of infrastructure subsectors such as gas, electricity and water utilities, renewables, toll-roads, airports, rail and communication infrastructure and across geographic regions in both the developed and emerging markets.

Key Portfolio Information

As at 30 June 2024 (returns in AUD Hedged after fees)

Performance 1 Month 3 Months 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Inception4
ClearBridge RARE Infrastructure Income Fund - Hedged Class A Units123 -3.6% -0.3% -0.8% 3.1% 4.9% 9.6%
OECD G7 Inflation Index + 5.5% pa 1.0% 2.7% 8.7% 10.9% 9.4% 7.6%
Excess Returns -4.6% -3.0% -9.5% -7.8% -4.5% 2.0%
S&P Global Infrastructure Index - Net Return AUD Hedged -2.8% 2.3% 5.8% 5.6% 3.0% 6.9%
MSCI AC World Index - Net Return Local 2.5% 3.4% 20.7% 7.2% 11.7% 9.4%

As at 30 June 2024

  • Regulated & Contracted Utilities
  • User Pays Infrastructure
  • Cash
  • Other

As at 30 June 2024

Top 10 Positions Region Sector Weight % Forward Dividend %
Entergy USA & Canada Electric 5.1% 4.3%
NextEra USA & Canada Electric 4.5% 2.9%
Crown Castle USA & Canada Communications 4.2% 6.4%
American Tower USA & Canada Communications 4.1% 3.4%
Union Pacific USA & Canada Rail 3.9% 2.4%
Redeia Corporacion SA Western Europe Electric 3.9% 5.0%
Enel SpA Western Europe Electric 3.8% 6.6%
E.ON SE Western Europe Electric 3.8% 4.5%
Pembina Pipeline USA & Canada Energy Infrastructure 3.8% 5.4%
Dominion Energy USA & Canada Electric 3.6% 5.4%
Fund Details June 2024
Number of Securities 36
APIR Code TGP0016AU
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Lastest Distribution (CPU) 4.75
Portfolio Weighted Average June 2024
Avg Market Capitalisation 60.9bn (AUD)
Div Yield (Forward) Gross 5.0%
5 Yr DPS Growth (p.a.) 4.9%
Avg Stock Gearing (Net Debt/EV) 41.2%
Interest Cover (Historic) 4.0x
EV/EBITDA (Forward) 11.0x

Investment Objective: To provide investors with regular and stable income comprised of dividends, distributions and interest received plus capital growth from a portfolio of global infrastructure securities while hedging the Fund’s currency exposure back to AUD and to outperform the benchmark, being an accumulation index comprised of the OECD G7 Inflation Index plus 5.5% per annum.

For detailed information regarding our fees and transaction costs, please refer to the relevant Product Disclosure Statement here.

Unit Prices & Distributions

Date CCY Nav Entry Exit
10/07/202410/7/24 AUD 1.3220 1.3240 1.3215
09/07/20249/7/24 AUD 1.3088 1.3108 1.3083
08/07/20248/7/24 AUD 1.3085 1.3105 1.3080
Date CCY CPU
30/06/2024 AUD 4.75
31/03/2024 AUD 1.00
31/12/2023 AUD 0.50
30/09/2023 AUD 0.50
30/06/2023 AUD 2.07
31/03/2023 AUD 0.50
30/12/2022 AUD 1.75
30/09/2022 AUD 1.25
30/06/2022 AUD 7.37
31/03/2022 AUD 3.00
31/12/2021 AUD 1.50
30/09/2021 AUD 0.75

Product Commentary

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Structural Tailwinds Make Utilities High Income and High Growth

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U.K. Water: Flat or Bubbly?

U.K. Water: Flat or Bubbly?

Near-term political volatility could represent a buying opportunity for listed U.K. water utilities, whose spending on improving environmental impacts adds to the bottom line, as investments can earn attractive allowed returns, which translates to better earnings and dividends.

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Peak Rates a Good Sign for Infrastructure

Peak Rates a Good Sign for Infrastructure

Infrastructure has historically outperformed global equities as interest rates have peaked, something to keep in mind as inflation indicators slow and allow major central banks to end their hawkish positioning and move toward easing.

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Investment Committee

The ClearBridge RARE Infrastructure Income Fund - Hedged is managed by an experienced investment committee comprising of the following members:

Nick Langley
Nick Langley
Shane Hurst
Shane Hurst
Charles Hamieh
Charles Hamieh
Daniel Chu, CFA
Daniel Chu, CFA

Important Information for Investors

Franklin Templeton Australia Limited (AFSL No. 240827) ("Franklin Templeton"), as Responsible Entity, is the issuer of the ClearBridge RARE Infrastructure Income Fund - Hedged (ARSN 132 182 631). The information contained on this website is directed to wholesale investors and financial advisers only.

Research Ratings

Lonsec Research Report 2023 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED*

Lonsec Research Report 2023 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED*

SQM Research Report 2023 OUTSTANDING: 4.5 Stars**

SQM Research Report 2023 OUTSTANDING: 4.5 Stars**

Zenith Research Report 2024 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED***

Zenith Research Report 2024 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED***

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Disclaimer

1. Sources: Internal calculations for the ClearBridge RARE Infrastructure Income Fund - Hedged. Income and growth data sourced from JPM. All index data sourced from FactSet. Results over one year annualised.
2. Fund performance is net of fees, assuming all distributions are reinvested and before tax.
3. All values on an AUD hedged basis and net of withholding taxes for benchmarks, if applicable. Non-AUD values converted into AUD using FactSet Forex data.
4. Performance inception date for the ClearBridge RARE Infrastructure Income Fund - Hedged is 30/09/2008.

Past performance is not indicative of future performance. 

While the information contained on this website has been prepared with all reasonable care, ClearBridge Investments* accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors, omissions or misstatements however caused. Any views expressed on this website are given as of the date of publication and such views are subject to change at any time. This information is not personal advice. It has been prepared without taking account of individual objectives, financial situation or needs. Where an investment product is mentioned, potential investors should seek independent advice as to the suitability of the product to their investment needs. Reference to shares in a particular company, is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold that stock. Investors should be aware that past performance is not indicative of future performance.

This website may contain forecasts, including in regard to targets, expected returns, PE ratios and dividend yields. Any such statements are based upon research undertaken by the investment teams. This research incorporates our reasonable assumptions and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effect but are subject to risks and uncertainties that may be beyond our control. Returns can be volatile, reflecting rises and falls in the value of underlying investments. Accordingly, we do not provide any assurance or guarantee that future developments will be aligned with our expectations, and actual results may differ materially from those expected or anticipated at the time of writing.

Franklin Templeton Australia Limited (AFSL No. 240827) (“Franklin Templeton”) is a part of Franklin Resources, Inc. and the Responsible Entity for certain ClearBridge managed Funds (the “Funds”). Applications to invest can only be made on the application form accompanying the most recent Fund Product Disclosure Statement (“PDS”) which is available on this website. Potential investors should read the relevant PDSs and the Additional Information Booklet (“AIB”) before making an investment decision. The PDSs and AIB can be obtained on this website or by contacting us: by telephone on (02) 9397 7351, by writing to ClearBridge Investments Limited (ABN 84 119 339 052; AFSL No. 307727), Level 13, 35 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 or by email at [email protected]. Franklin Templeton can be contacted by writing to Franklin Templeton, Level 47, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 or by telephone on 1800 673 776.  In accordance with the Design and Distribution Obligations and Product Interventions Powers requirements the Responsible Entity maintains Target Market Determinations (“TMD”) for each of the Funds. All documents can be found on this website on the Forms & Downloads page, by contacting Client Service on (02) 9397 7351 or by email at [email protected]

Franklin Templeton does not guarantee any rate of return or the return of capital invested. Investments are subject to risks, including, but not limited to, possible delays in payments and loss of income or capital invested.

ClearBridge Investments is wholly, indirectly owned by Franklin Resources, Inc.

*ClearBridge Investments consists of ClearBridge Investments, LLC. (“CBI”) and its affiliated managers whose businesses have been operationally integrated with CBI’s, including ClearBridge Investments Limited and its subsidiary in Australia, and a part of Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. doing business as ClearBridge Investments in Canada.

* Lonsec Rating Disclaimer
The rating issued 09/2023 is published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421 445 (Lonsec). Ratings are general advice only, and have been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Consider your personal circumstances, read the product disclosure statement and seek independent financial advice before investing. The rating is not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold any product. Past performance information is not indicative of future performance. Ratings are subject to change without notice and Lonsec assumes no obligation to update. Lonsec uses objective criteria and receives a fee from the Fund Manager. Visit lonsec.com.au for ratings information and to access the full report. © 2023 Lonsec. All rights reserved.

** SQM Rating Disclaimer
The rating contained in this document is issued by SQM Research Pty Ltd ABN 93 122 592 036 AFSL 421913. SQM Research is an investment research firm that undertakes research on investment products exclusively for its wholesale clients, utilising a proprietary review and star rating system. The SQM Research star rating system is of a general nature and does not take into account the particular circumstances or needs of any specific person. The rating may be subject to change at any time. Only licensed financial advisers may use the SQM Research star rating system in determining whether an investment is appropriate to a person’s particular circumstances or needs. You should read the product disclosure statement and consult a licensed financial adviser before making an investment decision in relation to this investment product. SQM Research receives a fee from the Fund Manager for the research and rating of the managed investment scheme.

*** Zenith Rating Disclaimer
The Zenith Investment Partners (ABN 27 103 132 672, AFS Licence 226872) (“Zenith”) rating (assigned March 2024) referred to in this document is limited to “General Advice” (s766B Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual and is subject to change at any time without prior notice. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessments and at http://www.zenithpartners.com.au/RegulatoryGuidelines.