AsianInvestor is conducting its latest annual survey of institutional investor sentiment towards investing into infrastructure.
Our latest Infrastructure Investing questionnaire, which we are running with the support of Australia's QIC, is targeted at all varieties of asset owners in Asia Pacific. It comes at a time when infrastructure-related investing is gaining more attention.
Increasingly, asset owners are being attracted to the stability offered by these investments, and the reassurance that they are based upon physical assets with predictable revenue streams. At a time of relatively low mainstream bond yields, the ability to guarantee levels of annual investment return over sustained periods has become more compelling.
China's active efforts to build more infrastructure via Belt & Road initiative also promises to throw off more investing opportunities in brownfield and greenfield projects. Meanwhile the US government has also declared its (as yet unfulfilled) desire to embark on massive amounts of infrastructure spending.
Against this background, we are asking survey respondents to answer a set of questions over their allocation strategies and intentions to invest more or less into infrastructure over the next 12 months. We are also interested to know what qualities institutional investors prioritise when selecting an infrastructure manager, and the greatest challenges they face when investing in the asset class.
If you are a senior executive or investment professional in an institutional investor, we would welcome your input.
The full questionnaire can be found at this link.