Investing in Infrastructure

Private investors are increasingly putting their money into infrastructure assets like bridges and windmills.
November 20, 2009, 7am PST | Nate Berg
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Target returns on these infrastructure investments are in the 12%-18% range, which may seem low for some investors, but they're winning more interest as government bond returns fall close to zero during the recession.

"Infrastructure has long been the domain of institutional players but has now emerged as a mainstream alternative for wealthy investors burnt in the credit crunch by a related asset class, real estate.

A vote of confidence in the sector came recently from no less an investor than Warren Buffett, who bought out rail group Burlington Northern for around $26-billion (U.S.)."

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Published on Monday, November 16, 2009 in The Globe and Mail
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