Is Unlisted Infrastructure Too Expensive?

Ron Mock, CEO of OTPP

Ron Mock, CEO of OTPP

Today there are more infrastructure investor conferences than ever before, coupled with the plethora of journals covering the sector. This is a reflection of the insatiable demand for unlisted infrastructure in developed markets. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) CEO Ron Mock back in January 2015 at the World Economic Forum in Davos said in an interview, according to the Wall Street Journal, “In the infrastructure space, there is so much money chasing these alternative assets, it’s turned into nonstop auctions.”

Sovereign funds with massive balance sheets and non-pension like liability structures can bid competitively, as their cost of capital is lower.

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The United Kingdom has taken advantage of sovereign wealth fund and pension’s hunger for developed infrastructure. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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