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Reshoring and Data Centers Support Select Utilities

Reshoring and Data Centers Support Select Utilities

Q1 2024 Infrastructure Value Commentary: Infrastructure assets trailed global equities in the first quarter amid a robust rally for equities, although March saw a reversal as cyclical strength and a slight sentiment shift for utilities helped infrastructure outperform.

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Select Cyclical Exposure Looking More Interesting

Select Cyclical Exposure Looking More Interesting

Q1 2024 Infrastructure Income Commentary: We have been increasing our cyclical exposure through additions in U.S. rails as a restocking cycle should lift rail volumes, while adding selectively to towers and renewables on weakness we believe is transitory.

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Developed Markets Income Strategy March Commentary

Developed Markets Income Strategy March Commentary

We remain constructive on and selective with U.S. utilities, where energy transition and data centre growth remain long-term positive drivers.

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Emerging Markets Strategy March Commentary

Emerging Markets Strategy March Commentary

On a regional basis, Asia Pacific was the top contributor for the quarter, led by GDP-sensitive port and airport holdings.

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Valuation of Infrastructure Assets Q4 2023

Valuation of Infrastructure Assets Q4 2023

In our latest Valuation update, Portfolio Manager, Daniel Chu outlines the contributors to infrastructure returns in the fourth quarter of 2023, and weighs in on the factors impacting different infrastructure sectors across the globe.

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The Impact of Bond Yields on Infrastructure Assets

The Impact of Bond Yields on Infrastructure Assets

Portfolio Manager, Nick Langley outlines how bond yield volatility decreasing and recession worries growing in 2024 offer infrastructure twin tailwinds.

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Unlock the Potential of Infrastructure Through Active Management

Unlock the Potential of Infrastructure Through Active Management

Portfolio Manager, Nick Langley highlights how the energy transition and reshoring of supply chains underline the need for active management in the infrastructure space.

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2024 Infrastructure Outlook: Diversification Benefits Could Be Timely

2024 Infrastructure Outlook: Diversification Benefits Could Be Timely

Infrastructure’s inflation pass-through worked well in 2023, supporting earnings across the asset class, while its defense and diversification could make it valuable in 2024. 

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Infrastructure Opportunities Amid Uncertainty

Infrastructure Opportunities Amid Uncertainty

Watch Portfolio Manager, Nick Langley discuss the drivers of recent listed infrastructure performance and highlight how stabilising real yields and strong company fundamentals are improving the outlook for the asset class.

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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.

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The Power of Infrastructure: Stability and Growth in Volatile Markets

The Power of Infrastructure: Stability and Growth in Volatile Markets

In times of economic uncertainty and market volatility, investors turn to strategies that offer a balance of stability and growth. One asset class that is capturing increasing attention is global listed infrastructure.

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The Prudence of Infrastructure in a Recession

The Prudence of Infrastructure in a Recession

Infrastructure’s focus on cash flows and underlying earnings make it a prudent investment as economic conditions deteriorate and a recession looms.

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