In order to qualify as infrastructure, the asset should operate in an environment of limited competition as a result of natural monopolies, government regulation or concession.



Because of their operating environment Infrastructure assets typically display the following economic and financial characteristics

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Due to these characteristics Infrastructure provides investors efficient, long term, low-risk inflation protection and counter cyclical returns with the different sectors typically being ranked according to degree of exposure to business cycles and cash flow risk.

From aggregated international experience and recorded observations, it is evident that infrastructure provides a spectrum of risk-return characteristics based on the stage of investment and sector.

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