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

Perspectives

Stay up-to-date with the current investment and macroeconomic issues at ClearBridge Investments. We provide analyses of the themes and trends which lie at the heart of your investment challenges.

Infrastructure Insights
Inflation, Rising Rates and Their Impact on Infrastructure

Inflation, Rising Rates and Their Impact on Infrastructure

Inflation is a pass-through, directly or indirectly, for infrastructure assets and so should have a limited impact on valuations.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
Recession Indicators: Amid Recovery, Inflation Scare Looms

Recession Indicators: Amid Recovery, Inflation Scare Looms

With reopening expected to spark a pickup in activity, fiscal and monetary policy still quite accommodative and the economy facing easier near-term price comparisons, investors are increasingly concerned about the risk of a sharp rise in inflation.

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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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Industry Insights Market Outlook
U.S. Demographics Not All Doom and Gloom

U.S. Demographics Not All Doom and Gloom

A growing middle-age population in the coming two decades should support equity markets as the millennial generation enters its peak economic and investment years.

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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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Industry Insights
GameStop Saga Invites Scrutiny of Brokerage Practices

GameStop Saga Invites Scrutiny of Brokerage Practices

We do not anticipate material bottom line impacts to brokers, but the discussion around payment for order flow bears watching.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
Recession Indicators: Jobless Claims a Key Labor Barometer

Recession Indicators: Jobless Claims a Key Labor Barometer

The weak December jobs report tells a somewhat more optimistic story than the headline figures suggest as the vast majority of job losses were concentrated in the leisure and hospitality industries, which are more exposed to COVID-19 risk.

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Infrastructure Insights
A Smoother Path to Infrastructure Spending

A Smoother Path to Infrastructure Spending

The election of Joe Biden as U.S. president and Democratic control of both the House and the Senate should further boost the focus on infrastructure spending.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
The Long View: Follow the Herd?

The Long View: Follow the Herd?

In the latest AOR blog, “The Long View: Follow the Herd?” Jeff Schulze discusses how consumer spending and inventory restocking should spark an economic pickup and further upside for equities.

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Infrastructure Insights Responsible Investing
Incorporating ESG Analysis in Infrastructure Investing

Incorporating ESG Analysis in Infrastructure Investing

With sustainability factors more prominent than ever in the path forward for equities, the importance of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations when investing in real assets such as infrastructure should come as no surprise.

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Infrastructure Insights Responsible Investing
The Push for Sustainable Infrastructure

The Push for Sustainable Infrastructure

Portfolio Manager Nick Langley discusses how global infrastructure will play a key role in the world meeting ambitious net-zero carbon emissions targets. He highlights how, given the high levels of government spending underway to cope with the pandemic, economies around the world will rely on the private sector to fund many emission-lowering initiatives, both for regulated infrastructure such as utilities and for user-pays assets such as rail and airports.

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Infrastructure Insights
Building resilient returns for an uncertain future

Building resilient returns for an uncertain future

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the extraordinary measures aimed at mitigating its spread are testing business models and strategies. So what can be relied upon?

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