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

Investor Outcomes

The Infrastructure Value Strategy aims to provide investors with long-term, inflation-protected stable growth, comprised of consistent income & capital growth. This is achieved by investing in a range of listed infrastructure securities spread across geographic regions in both the developed and 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 Infrastructure Value Strategy123 2.5% -3.1% 1.3% 10.0% 9.3% 8.9%
OECD G7 Inflation Index + 5.5% pa 0.6% 2.0% 9.4% 10.8% 9.2% 7.7%
Excess Returns 1.9% -5.1% -8.1% -0.8% 0.1% 1.2%
S&P Global Infrastructure Index - Net Return AUD Unhedged -1.2% -6.4% -1.3% 9.5% 5.7% 5.0%
MSCI AC World Index - Net Return AUD -1.1% -3.8% 11.6% 10.4% 9.9% 7.1%

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 %
PG&E USA & Canada Electric 6.1% 2.1%
Severn Trent Western Europe Water 5.2% 4.3%
Ferrovial Western Europe Toll Roads 5.0% 2.7%
CSX USA & Canada Rail 4.8% 1.6%
GetLink Western Europe Rail 4.3% 2.6%
NextEra USA & Canada Electric 4.2% 3.4%
Enel SpA Western Europe Electric 4.1% 7.2%
American Tower USA & Canada Communications 4.0% 3.7%
PPL Corporation USA & Canada Electric 4.0% 3.9%
United Utilities Western Europe Water 3.6% 4.7%
Portfolio Weighted Average October 2023
Avg Market Capitalisation 51.6bn (AUD)
Div Yield (Forward) Gross 3.6%
5 Yr DPS Growth (p.a.) 7.5%
Avg Stock Gearing (Net Debt/EV) 39.1%
Interest Cover (Historic) 4.0x
EV/EBITDA (Forward) 11.5x

Product commentary

Infrastructure Insights Portfolio Insights
Infrastructure Value Strategy October Commentary

Infrastructure Value Strategy October Commentary

UK water companies performed well in October as 2025-2030 business plans were well received and optimism grew that allowed returns would be higher than previously indicated, given higher bond yields.

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.

Infrastructure Insights
Total Returns Set Infrastructure Apart from Equities and Bonds

Total Returns Set Infrastructure Apart from Equities and Bonds

Listed infrastructure’s defensiveness relative to other equities and its ability to provide long-term capital growth over an economic cycle relative to bonds offer differentiation in an environment of macroeconomic uncertainty and higher bond yields.


Investment Committee

The Infrastructure Value 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
Simon Ong
Simon Ong

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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  1. Sources: Internal calculations for the Infrastructure Value Strategy. All index data sourced from Factset. Results over one year annualised.

  2. Fund Performance is Gross of fees.

  3. All values on a AUD 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 Infrastructure Value Strategy is 31/08/2006.

Past performance is not indicative of future performance. 

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