Why Now is the Time to Invest in Infrastructure

Infrastructure has many qualities that could be important during challenging market environments, so an allocation to the asset class may serve investors well this year

David Brenchley 11 January, 2019 | 7:51AM

Renewables, solar energy, infrastructure, inflation-protection

Stocks and bonds struggled to deliver positive returns across the board in 2018 - with only emerging market bonds in positive territory. Uncorrelated, defensive investments that are able to pay attractive yields look few and far between.

And so, with stock markets tumbling, bonds looking unpredictable and many safe havens being questioned, alternative assets are becoming more popular - one viable option being infrastructure funds.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Bluefield Solar Income Fund129.50 GBP0.00
First State Glbl Lstd Infras B Acc GBP294.06 GBP-0.93
FP Foresight UK Infras Inc A GBP Acc124.32 GBP-0.25
HICL Infrastructure Company Ord181.03 GBP1.36
M&G Global Listed Infras GBP A Acc125.28 GBP-0.54
NextEnergy Solar Ord107.00 GBP0.00
Target Healthcare REIT105.61 GBP-1.11
VT Gravis UK Infras Inc C GBP Acc132.39 GBP-0.07

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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