Asian investors are looking to infrastructure abroad
Funds from Japan to China are looking at infrastructure spending plans around the world
Diminishing returns from traditional fixed income assets are pushing Asian pension funds and insurers to invest in infrastructure debt overseas.
Bloomberg reports that investors pumped a record US$413 billion into infrastructure investments globally in 2016, with infrastructure spending plans attracting attention, including President Donald Trump’s US$1 trillion pledge.
AMP Capital Investors managing director for Asia, Kerry Ching says that “global infrastructure debt was a very successful strategy and there’s stability in the capital value.”