We are pleased to share the findings of an infrastructure investment study, released today by the Global Infrastructure Hub and EDHEC Infrastructure Institute-Singapore.

The global study, which looked to identify investor expectations for the sector, found that investors have an increasing appetite for infrastructure, with the number of investors looking for exposure to emerging markets set to more than double over the next 3-5 years. The study finds that investors are increasingly comfortable with long investment periods and less concerned about the lack of liquidity associated with infrastructure projects.

Key survey findings include the following:

  • Close to 65 per cent of investors have intentions to increase their allocations to infrastructure over the next three to five years and more than half of participating asset owners declare investing or wanting to invest in emerging markets;
  • 82 per cent of asset owners say that the classic closed-ended PE infrastructure fund is outdated;
  • Close to 80 per cent of respondents believe that private infrastructure is an asset class but only half thinks that listed infrastructure has distinctive characteristics; and
  • 94 per cent of respondents declare that no usable benchmark currently exists for investors in infrastructure.

A summary factsheet and the full report can be accessed here.