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Institutional Investing in Infrastructure

March 1, 2015: Vol. 8, Number 3



Infrastructure debt markets take off: Infrastructure debt funds are stepping in to fill a void in the project finance market

Author: Tyson Freeman

Banks are still the primary source of infrastructure debt even after effectively pulling out of the market following the financial crisis. But the non-bank infrastructure debt fund market is emerging as an attractive option both for borrowers and investors with two broad segments.

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March 1, 2015: Vol. 8, Number 3



Glass half full: U.S. water infrastructure is desperate for capital and private investors have a role to play

Author: Drew Campbell

Ask someone with an understanding of water infrastructure in the United States about prospects for private investment in the sector, and at first their ears perk up because the possibilities seem endless. 

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March 1, 2015: Vol. 8, Number 3



Civilization from the ground up: Funding, productivity, employment, environment and social utility play major roles in infrastructure projects

Author: Dan Brown and Chris Case

Infrastructure. Early civilization was built upon it: roads, bridges, dams, aqueducts, sewers and ports. Today, developed nations have added to these ancient beginnings new technologies such as power, satellite communications and high-speed long-distance travel. Fiber optic and wireless communications are perhaps the latest infrastructure frontier. 

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March 1, 2015: Vol. 8, Number 3



Institutional investors and infrastructure: An excerpt from Institutional Investment in Infrastructure in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies

Author: Georg Inderst and Fiona Stewart

The following article is the second of several excerpts that will appear in I3 from Institutional Investment in Infrastructure in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies,a report commissioned by the World Bank and the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory reviewing the role of institutional investors in financing infrastructure in emerging markets and developing economies. The discussion analyzes the present level of involvement as well as the future investment potential of new financing sources such as public and private pension funds, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds

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March 1, 2015: Vol. 8, Number 3



Expanding Horizons: investors looking to emerging markets

Author: Reg Clodfelter

Infrastructure has been a hot new investment class over the last few years, and it is only growing in popularity, evidenced by the fact that nearly half (49 percent) of infrastructure investors expect to increase their allocations to the sector in the next 18 months, according to The Ascent of Real Assets, the latest survey and report from BlackRock.

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March 1, 2015: Vol. 8, Number 3



Ratings round-up: U.S. toll roads, Brazilian utilities, global rail

Author: Drew Campbell

The following report is a review of first quarter 2015 research notes by Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s.

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