Thursday, April 23, 2009
Investing in infrastructure
OECD has an informative recent overview paper Pension Fund Investment in Infrastructure. The author looks at whether or not infrastructure deserves to be classified as a separate asset class (the evidence is inconclusive), risk-return profiles and benchmarks and other key items. But most interesting is the assessment of the barriers to pension fund investments, of which there are a great many. These are probably hard to overcome, except for the best run of institutions.