Despite poor fundraising conditions, there is still evidence of positive investor sentiment towards the infrastructure asset class with many institutional investors increasing their infrastructure allocations or planning debut investments. This was shown recently with Employees’ Retirement System of the City of Milwaukee and Fort Worth Employees’ Retirement Fund announcing plans to make maiden infrastructure commitments by the end of 2009. These investors add to the growing number of US pension plans establishing infrastructure allocations.
In terms of the infrastructure investor universe, the US alone accounts for 24% of the total, with North America as a whole representing 30%. More infrastructure investors are located in Europe than any other region, with 44% of the total global number, while 26% of investors are from Asia and Rest of World. The numbers of active infrastructure investors are expected to grow throughout 2009 and 2010 as investors continue to seek stable and predictable long-term returns in order to overcome market volatility.
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