For investors seeking reliable income, global diversification and inflation protection, specialist listed infrastructure portfolios aims to provide all three.

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 October 2023

As at 31 October 2023 (returns in AUD)

Performance 1 Month 3 Months 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Inception4
ClearBridge Emerging Markets Strategy123 -2.7% -5.3% 7.3% 9.5% 3.3% 7.8%
S&P Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index - Net Return AUD Unhedged -4.9% -8.4% 3.2% 6.4% -1.4% 1.7%
Excess Returns 2.2% 3.1% 4.1% 3.1% 4.7% 6.1%
MSCI Emerging Markets Index - Net Return AUD -2.0% -6.5% 11.9% -0.3% 3.9% 3.6%

As at 31 October 2023

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

As at 31 October 2023

Top 10 Positions Region Sector Weight % Forward Dividend %
Rumo Logistica Latin America Rail 5.5% 0.1%
Jasa Marga Asia Pacific Developing Toll Roads 5.4% 1.8%
Equatorial Latin America Electric 5.3% 5.5%
Mahanagar Gas Asia Pacific Developing Energy Infrastructure 4.5% 2.9%
Eletrobras Latin America Electric 4.1% 2.6%
Daqin Railway Co., Ltd. Class A Asia Pacific Developing Rail 4.0% 6.9%
China Resources Gas Asia Pacific Developing Gas 4.0% 6.1%
ICTS Asia Pacific Developing Ports 3.9% 0.0%
CCR SA Latin America Toll Roads 3.7% 3.3%
Airports of Thailand Asia Pacific Developing Airports 3.7% 1.3%
Portfolio Weighted Average October 2023
Avg Market Capitalisation 16.0bn (AUD)
Div Yield (Forward) Gross 4.2%
5 Yr DPS Growth (p.a.) 9.0%
Avg Stock Gearing (Net Debt/EV) 34.5%
Interest Cover (Historic) 4.8x
EV/EBITDA (Forward) 8.7x

Product commentary

Infrastructure Insights Portfolio Insights
Emerging Markets Strategy October Commentary

Emerging Markets Strategy October Commentary

Air traffic recovery in Asia helped airport holdings there, while an announced changed to the regulatory framework for Mexican airports caused some turbulence, though we expect the changes to be less negative than feared.

Infrastructure Insights Video
Valuation of Infrastructure Assets Q3 2023

Valuation of Infrastructure Assets Q3 2023

In our latest Valuation update, Portfolio Manager, Simon Ong outlines the main drivers of infrastructure returns in the third quarter of 2023, and weighs in on the factors impacting different infrastructure sectors across the globe.

Responsible Investing
ClearBridge 2022 TCFD Climate Report

ClearBridge 2022 TCFD Climate Report

Aligning ClearBridge’s climate reporting with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) for the fourth year in a row, the 2022 ClearBridge TCFD Climate Report describes how we factor climate-related risks and opportunities into our investment process.


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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  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. 

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