Benchmarking: Measuring up

Alternative asset classes all started off as exotic, undocumented propositions. Hedge funds, venture capital, commodities, even private real estate once were considered opaque forms of investments that only sophisticated asset owners would consider. Private infrastructure is finally being brought out …

EDHECinfra benchmarks show the promise of portfolio diversification

Frederic Blanc-Brude writes for Inframation post and explains how the EDHEC Infrastructure Institute’s new infrastructure benchmarks measure performance, asset pricing, and are able to show the benefits of diversification for investors. Such data he says, will help the asset class …

Fake infra? They beg to differ

EDHECinfra’s research paper “Searching for a listed infrastructure asset class” is the topic of debate in an Infrastructure Investor roundtable. Read the full article here.  

Global investors are cautious of China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’

Douglas Appell looks at the attractiveness of one-belt-one-road infrastructure projects for international investors. “It becomes a question of how feasible it is to have these private infrastructure projects in places like Central Asia, noted Frederic Blanc-Brude, Singapore-based director, EDHEC Infrastructure …

The Financial Times: Listed infrastructure investment is a great story, but it is a fake

“For the past 15 years infrastructure investment has been the preserve of large sophisticated investors. It is rapidly becoming more mainstream, and asset owners of all sizes are considering investing in it. Originally confined to private equity or debt strategies, …

First benchmarks for infrastructure

This story was originally published by top1000funds.com “EDHEC Infrastructure Institute is releasing 384 indices covering private infrastructure equity and debt investments. We hope these results will help dissipate the confusion created by #fakeinfra.” Read the full story here.

Inframation: Singapore based EDHECinfra to launch Asia indices

EDHECinfra plans to launch new indices that will enable life insurance companies to further increase their exposure to Asian infrastructure, director Frederic Blanc-Brude told InfraAsia. Read the full article here.    

Funds Global: Infrastructure indices launched in Singapore

“Our benchmarks will change the way investors approach and manage their infrastructure investments,” said Frédéric Blanc-Brude, director of the Singaporean institute. “Key asset allocation,.prudential regulation or performance attribution questions can now be answered, and trillions of dollars could now be …

IPE Real Estate: EDHEC launches infrastructure debt and equity indices

EDHEC Infrastructure Institute Singapore (EDHECinfra) is releasing 384 infrastructure debt and equity indices. The indices are designed to change how investors measure infrastructure investment performance and allow multitrillion dollar increases in allocation to infrastructure globally. Launch of the EDHECinfra indices …

Infrastructure Investor: Listed infra, the asset class that wasn’t?

“Listed infrastructure tends to be very high volatility, very highly correlated with the market; not at all what you think infrastructure should be like as an investment.” EDHECinfra director, Frederic Blanc-Brude provides insight on the listed infrastructure sector in Infrastructure …