About us.

EDHEC Infra & Private Assets Research Institute  is a research centre of the EDHEC Business School. It was created in 2016 to spearhead new research in the asset pricing and credit risk of private infrastructure investments. Since then it has also developed ground breaking research in the area of climate risk, social acceptability measurements for private assets.Through our corporate entity, Scientific Infra and Private Assets Ltd, we are also a regulated provider of market indices, benchmarks and valuation analytics for investors in unlisted infrastructure equity and private debt, including the widely used infra300® index. We maintain the infraMetrics® platform, which was launched in 2020 to provide updated, robust and granular data to investors representing USD400bn of infrastructure AUM.

In the end of June 2024, we will launch privateMetrics®, a new platform providing asset valuation tools and asset-level market indices for investments in private companies worldwide.

About us

EDHEC Infra & Private Assets is a venture of EDHEC Business School. We are a provider of indexes and analytics for the private equity and debt investment universe. Because the majority of private assets are not easily proxied by publicly traded ones, there has traditionally been a vast knowledge gap when it comes to gauging the prices of these assets and their evolution. We are closing that gap with analytics and calculated indexes that already cover 25 countries representing an investable universe of 7,000 companies. We are based in Singapore and London.

We produce research in the asset pricing of private assets, with a strong focus on infrastructure. This includes frontier topics such as climate risks and social acceptability.

We maintain the infraMetrics® platform: an online information systems that gives access to key market indices including the infra300® and infra100® series. InfraMetrics also includes a wealth of valuation data and analytics, risk metrics, fund and peer group benchmarks.

The privateMetrics® platform will be launched in 2H2023.


  • March 2016

    Official launch of the EDHEC Infrastructure Institute (EDHECinfra) with the support of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

  • October 2018

    Launch of TICCS® an infrastructure investment classification standard that has become a standard for many investors and allocators. Read more

  • June 2019

    Launch of the EDHECinfra index platform and creation of the Scientific Infra Pte Ltd. Read more

  • October 2020

    Launch of the 3rd Natixis/EDHEC research chair on ESG and infrastructure investment. Read more

  • March 2021

    Launch of the “EDHECinfra Climate Risk Metrics” project with the support of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Read more

  • Sept 2021

    Launch of infraMetrics™ including 25 monthly market indices, 400 different analytics and a fund strategy analyser. Read more

  • October 2021

    EDHECinfra is acknowledged as a major contributor to closing the infrastructure data gap by the G20. Read more

  • September 2022

    Scientific Infra Pte. Ltd. is recognised as a third country benchmark administrator pursuant to Article 32 of Regulation (EU) 2016/1011. Read more

  • April 2023

    EDHECinfra is renamed EDHEC Infra & Private Assets

The four founders

A unique combination of skills, passion and sweat.

The R&D Team

Academic Rigor in Applied Research 


Nishtha Manocha

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering


Jeannette Orminski

Ph.D. in Coms Science


Bertrand Jayles

Ph.D. in Social Physics


Frederic Blanc-Brude

Ph.D. in Finance


Jeanette Orminski

Ph.D. in Coms Science


Darwin Marcelo 

M.Sc, Economics


Jianyong Shen

Ph.D. in Physics


Fabien Nugier

Ph.D. in Cosmology