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Unlisted infrastructure funds raised a total of $100bn in 2020 across 101 funds

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Unlisted infrastructure funds raised a total of $100bn in 2020 across 101 funds, despite the turmoil caused by the global pandemic, said a study.

According to Preqin, infrastructure's appeal remains untouched with high returns and more available strategies. "Infrastructure remained an anchor amid the 2020 storm for investor portfolios," it said.

Infrastructure AUM increased 3.5% in 2019 to reach $655bn as of June 2020, with dry powder in value-added and infrastructure debt strategies growing 30% and 14%, respectively. 2020 saw dry powder in value-added and infrastructure debt funds grow to $70bn and $32bn, respectively, it added.

The importance of both strategies is clearly evident, as infrastructure debt accounted for 28% of fund closings in 2020, while 36% of investors believe value-added offers the best opportunities in the next 12 months.

Infrastructure's one-year to June 2020 return stands at 4.6%, behind private equity (5.8%) and venture capital (11.5%).

Investors appear happy with their infrastructure allocations; more than half plan to increase commitments to the asset class in the next 12 months.

Most investors (89%) said performance met or exceeded expectations over the past year, more than any other asset class.

Furthermore, 54% of investors plan to commit more to infrastructure in the next 12 months than they did last year.

David Lowery, Head of Research Insights at Preqin said: "The infrastructure as......................

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