Benchmarking: moving away from NAVs and IRRs

Current metrics for benchmarking infrastructure are not fit for purpose. Frederic Blanc-Brude explains the importance of standardising data collection In recent years, there have been frequent calls to step up data collection in infrastructure investment, but it is often unclear what data should be collected, how it should be collected, and to what end.

In a new paper (Blanc-Brude et al 2015), we propose a template for collecting and reporting infrastructure investment data for the purpose of building investment benchmarks corresponding to reference portfolios of privately held infrastructure debt or equity.