The strategy aims to deliver consistent total returns comprising recurrent inflation-linked yield and medium to long-term capital growth, across economic cycles, by constructing a diversified portfolio of European, unlisted infrastructure equity investments.
Sources of added value
- An open-ended/evergreen strategy dedicated to investing in European, core mid-market infrastructure equitiesThe perpetual investment period enables us to acquire and actively manage infrastructure assets over the long term, driving value and unlocking growth potential by investing and adapting in a changing environment. We see significant opportunity in the European mid-market space (under €300million), with a diversified deal flow resulting in less competitive pressures for assets across all infrastructure sectors.
- Proprietary investment and dynamic portfolio construction approach We have developed a framework (the ‘OMS’) which integrates Columbia Threadneedle’s infrastructure expertise with its global research and specialist Responsible Investment capabilities. Our origination strategy is based on the principle that each investment needs to be additive to the portfolio from a risk and return, as well as from a sustainability perspective. This allows us to build a balanced, robust portfolio with controlled volatility through economic cycles and a critical focus on long-term growth.
- Sustainability It is integrated at all stages of the investment process. We analyse a prospective asset’s compatibility with the strategy’s objectives and values and create an outcome-focused sustainability plan, which is integrated in the long-term business plan and reflected in the acquisition price. Post-acquisition, we engage actively with all stakeholders to ensure alignment and delivery of sustainable outcomes.
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Net IRR of 8-10% p.a.
Net yield of 5-6% p.a.
High-quality and sustainable infrastructure assets in Europe (primarily in European OECD countries) with a focus on utilities, transportation, social infrastructure, renewable energy and telecommunications.