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Why Invest in Infrastructure?

Unlisted infrastructure continues to gain recognition as a distinctive asset class and holds considerable ap-peal for investors, including pension funds and life assurance companies focused on yield and seeking to match their long-term liabilities. By the end of 2016, there were over 175 infrastructure funds globally, with a combined target size of USD $109 billion.1 The funding gap between current and targeted allocation amongst institutional investors suggests there is further room for growth.2

1 Preqin, “Unlisted Infrastructure Funds in Market Over Time”, October 2016.
2 Source: Deutsche Asset Management estimate based on Preqin database, February 2017.

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