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
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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
Bluefield Solar Income Fund118.80 GBP0.34
First Sentier Glb Lstd Infra B GBP Acc325.35 GBP0.02Rating
FP Foresight UK Infras Inc A GBP Acc135.05 GBP-0.29Rating
HICL Infrastructure PLC Ord174.43 GBP1.29
M&G Global Listed Infras GBP A Acc144.40 GBP-0.55Rating
NextEnergy Solar Ord102.80 GBP0.20
Target Healthcare REIT Ord122.21 GBP-0.96
VT Gravis UK Infras Inc C GBP Acc148.03 GBP-0.02Rating

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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