Towards better Products for Infrastructure Investors? A Survey of the Perceptions and Expectations of Institutional Investors in Infrastructure

by Frédéric Blanc-Brude, Grace Chen, Tim Whittaker
Abstract:
This paper presents the results of a comprehensive survey of institutional globally about their perceptions and expectations with regards to infrastructure investment and the existence of suitable investment products for infrastructure to play its role in the strategic allocation plans.

Asset owners have gradually developed an interest for infrastructure investment over the past two decades with several motives: improving diversi cation bene ts through higher and more diverse alternative alloca- tions, and as a result of the shift towards liability-driven investment and the corollary search for duration. Still, their decision to invest in infrastructure typically rests on a range of investment beliefs and aims to achieve different objectives. In this survey, the authors provide a breakdown of these investment beliefs by type of institutions, differentiating between respondent types.

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Reference:
Towards better Products for Infrastructure Investors? A Survey of the Perceptions and Expectations of Institutional Investors in Infrastructure (Frédéric Blanc-Brude, Grace Chen, Tim Whittaker), In EDHEC Infrastructure Institute Publications, 2016.