On 22 January 2021, RARE Infrastructure Limited changed its name to ClearBridge Investments Limited.

Emerging Markets Strategy

Investor Outcomes

The Emerging Markets Strategy aims to achieve long-term stable growth, comprised of regular income and capital growth by investing in a range of listed infrastructure securities across a number of infrastructure sub-sectors spread across the emerging markets. 

Key Portfolio Information

Growth of AUD $10,000

31 January 2021

As at 31 January 2021 (returns in AUD)

Performance 1 Month 3 Months 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Inception4
ClearBridge Emerging Markets Strategy123 -3.5% 6.4% -24.6% -3.8% 2.6% 7.9%
S&P Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index - Net Return AUD Unhedged -4.8% 9.3% -29.0% -8.0% -1.1% 1.2%
Excess Returns 1.3% -2.9% 4.4% 4.2% 3.7% 6.7%
MSCI Emerging Markets Index - Net Return AUD 3.7% 10.6% 11.6% 6.3% 13.2% 5.3%
  • Regulated & Contracted Utilities
  • User Pays Infrastructure
  • Cash
Top 10 Positions Region Sector Weight % Forward Dividend %
Indraprastha Gas Asia Pacific Developing Energy Infrastructure 5.8% 0.7%
China Gas Holdings Asia Pacific Developing Gas 4.5% 2.4%
Jasa Marga Asia Pacific Developing Toll Roads 4.3% 1.8%
Telesites Latin America Communications 4.3% 0.0%
ENN Energy Asia Pacific Developing Gas 4.2% 1.9%
Gujarat Gas Asia Pacific Developing Energy Infrastructure 4.1% 0.8%
Power Grid Asia Pacific Developing Electric 4.1% 2.3%
Container Corporation Asia Pacific Developing Rail 3.9% 2.4%
CFE Capital Latin America Electric 3.7% 6.7%
Neoenergia Latin America Electric 3.6% 6.3%
Portfolio Weighted Average January 2021
Avg Market Capitalisation 8.9bn (AUD)
Div Yield (Forward) Gross 3.0%
5 Yr DPS Growth (p.a.) 9.3%
Avg Stock Gearing (Net Debt/EV) 20.7%
Interest Cover (Historic) 6.6x
EV/EBITDA (Forward) 12.9x

Fund commentary

Infrastructure Insights Market Outlook Video
Public Policy Among Many Tailwinds for Infrastructure

Public Policy Among Many Tailwinds for Infrastructure

In this video, Portfolio Manager Nick Langley discusses public policy focused on climate change initiatives that connects several trends that underpin the growth of infrastructure assets and earnings.

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Infrastructure Insights Responsible Investing Video
Sustainability for infrastructure assets

Sustainability for infrastructure assets

Listen to Portfolio Manager Shane Hurst discuss how ClearBridge Investments incorporates ESG in the investment process.

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Portfolio Insights
Emerging Markets Strategy January Commentary

Emerging Markets Strategy January Commentary

Market performance was muted, impacted by concerns of rising inflation, increasing COVID-19 cases, further mobility restrictions, COVID-19 mutations, and slow vaccine rollouts.

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Investment Committee

The RARE Emerging Markets Strategy is managed by an experienced investment committee comprising of the following members:

Nick Langley
Nick Langley
Shane Hurst
Shane Hurst
Charles Hamieh
Charles Hamieh
David Pow
David Pow

Institutional Investors

For institutional investors looking for opportunities to invest in global listed infrastructure; please contact us directly.

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Investors outside of Australia and New Zealand

Investors in other parts of the world, will be re-directed to Franklin Templeton who may offer this Strategy through various fund structures dependant on your location.

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Contact us to find out how we can help investors allocate global listed infrastructure into their broader portfolio or to learn more about our other investment capabilities.

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Disclaimer

  1. Sources: Internal calculations for the Emerging Markets Strategy. All index data sourced from FactSet. Results over one year annualised.
  2. Fund Performance is Gross of fees..
  3. All values in AUD 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 Emerging Markets Strategy is 31/03/2008.

Past performance is not indicative of future performance. 

While the information contained on this website has been prepared with all reasonable care, ClearBridge Investments Limited and its related companies (ClearBridge) accept 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 ClearBridge investment team. This research incorporates ClearBridge’s reasonable assumptions and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effect but are subject to risks and uncertainties that may be beyond ClearBridge’s control. Returns can be volatile, reflecting rises and falls in the value of underlying investments. Accordingly, ClearBridge does not provide any assurance or guarantee that future developments will be aligned with ClearBridge’s expectations, and actual results may differ materially from those expected by ClearBridge at the time of writing.

Legg Mason Asset Management Australia Limited (AFSL No. 240 827) (Legg Mason Australia) is a part of Franklin Resources, Inc. and the Responsible Entity for the ClearBridge RARE Infrastructure Value Fund (Hedged), ClearBridge RARE Infrastructure Value Fund (Unhedged), ClearBridge RARE Infrastructure Income Fund and ClearBridge RARE Emerging Markets Fund. 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 consider the PDS and the Additional Information Booklet (AIB) before deciding whether to invest or continue to invest in the Funds. The PDS and AIB can also be obtained by contacting ClearBridge by telephone on (02) 9397 7300, by writing to Level 13, 35 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, by fax on (02) 9397 7399 or by email at auclientservice@clearbridge.com. Legg Mason Australia can be contacted by writing to Legg Mason Australia, Level 47, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, by telephone on 1800 679 541 or by fax on (03) 9017 8690.  Legg Mason Australia 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 is wholly, indirectly owned by Franklin Resources, Inc., and part of ClearBridge Investments, LLC.