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

Perspectives

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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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Infrastructure Insights Responsible Investing
Scope for Enhanced Infrastructure Returns Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty

Scope for Enhanced Infrastructure Returns Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty

The premise of listed infrastructure investing is that while regulatory regimes and concession agreements are designed to produce outcomes over long periods of time, the majority of general equity investors have a shorter time horizon. This timing mismatch provides the opportunity for long-term investors to use liquidity to enhance infrastructure returns.

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Infrastructure Insights
The Listed Infrastructure Opportunity

The Listed Infrastructure Opportunity

For investors looking to achieve inflation-linked absolute returns, the infrastructure asset class provides a number of attractive characteristics. Over the past 10 years, infrastructure has emerged as a stand-alone asset class, and many large institutions have made sizeable allocations within their portfolios.

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Infrastructure Insights
Infrastructure Provides A Differentiated Source Of Income

Infrastructure Provides A Differentiated Source Of Income

With government bond yields near record lows, and in many cases delivering negative real yields, investors have had to look to additional asset classes to meet their income needs.

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Portfolio Insights Video
Income from global portfolio diversification

Income from global portfolio diversification

Australian investors, like many around the world, have a pronounced home bias when investing - this is particularly true when building retirement or income orientated portfolios.

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Portfolio Insights Video
Investing for sustainable and growing income

Investing for sustainable and growing income

Listed infrastructure is a popular income solution for many. This is due to its track record of consistently delivering a higher yield compared to global equities and 10-year bonds. In creating listed infrastructure income portfolios, Portfolio Managers need to consider the following fundamentals...

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Pursuing Income? A case for listed infrastructure income funds

Pursuing Income? A case for listed infrastructure income funds

A well-selected portfolio of global infrastructure stocks is becoming an increasingly popular way for investors to gain access to steady, inflation-protected income.

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