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North America preferred destination for interest in unlisted infrastructure funds

The North American unlisted infrastructure industry had a stand-out 2017, according to Preqin data.

Infrastructure funds enter dramatically different environment

Institutional investors are finding it increasingly challenging to identify infrastructure opportunities, as the choices are wide and varied.

Tortoise Capital Advisors launches Ucits infrastructure fund as credit side offers 40 Act

Tortoise Capital Advisors, an investment manager specialising in listed energy investing, has the launched Tortoise North American Energy Infrastructure Fund.

Institutional investors allocating $1bn or more to infrastructure dominate the market

Institutional investors putting $1bn or more into infrastructure now make up the dominant market participants, according to research by Preqin.

Real estate and hedge fund managers secure most assets from institutional investors

Total assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally rose to $3.6tn at the end of 2015, up 3 per cent on the previous year, according to research produced by Willis Towers Watson.

Intense competition for infrastructure assets kicks off competitive pricing

Rising demand for infrastructure assets by a growing number of investors with available funds is fuelling prices and intense competition, according to a report by market intelligence firm Preqin.

Private capital fundraising hits record high in 2015

Last year was another strong year for private capital fundraising with 1,061 funds closed securing a combined $550bn in investor commitments, according to data from Preqin.

Absence of benchmarks could be reason for significant under-allocation to infrastructure

The lack of benchmarks for infrastructure investments is holding back the participation of institutional investors in the sector, according to research from Edhec Risk Institute.