Unlock the value from infrastructure investing

We are a pioneer of infrastructure investing. At IFM Investors, our clients benefit from 30 years of infrastructure expertise. Over decades, our investment strategy and processes have been tried and tested. Discover our infrastructure insights, learnings and latest thinking.

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Infrastructure learnings

Infrastructure learnings

Infrastructure Equity

6 Learnings from 3 decades

IFM Investors has an established track record in infrastructure, built by a long-term approach to value creation. Today, our portfolios invest in assets that include toll roads, airports, seaports, energy, pipelines, renewables, terminals and digital technology, mainly across North America, Europe and Australia. We strive to buy well and manage assets intensively, aiming to deliver resilient returns.


Here are the 6 lessons we’ve learned as an expert infrastructure equity investor.

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Take a long-term view

 We think in decades, not in years or quarters.

The essential infrastructure assets we invest in serve communities and underpin the smooth-running of economies over life spans stretching 50 to 70 years, or more.  

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Construct an all-weather portfolio

Our long-term, open-ended fund structure enables us to construct an all-weather portfolio – one which supports revenue stability through varying market and economic conditions.  

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Build the right team

From our own global team and advisory network to the teams who run the assets, we look to cultivate a team with a diversity of skills and experience.

We recognise the value of specialist industry expertise and we have developed an extensive group of senior advisors to work with us exclusively.

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Buy well

Buying well is the most critical part of the infrastructure investing equation, as it’s very difficult to recover from a bad buying decision. When considering investment opportunities, we look for a series of distinct characteristics.   

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Take a conservative approach to leverage

As a long-term investor investing through open-ended funds, we aim for capital structures that are resilient to market cycles. We focus on our assets issuing long-dated, fixed-rate debt while maintaining investment grade credit ratings.


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Create long-term value through active management

Infrastructure is not a set and forget asset class. So actively managing our assets is one of our most important tools for maximising long-term returns to our clients. Our asset management initiatives range from capex programs, financing, M&A, safety reviews, mitigating climate change risk, and cyber security. 

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Learn more about our Infrastructure Equity Asset Portfolio

We target core infrastructure assets that typically have strong market positions, conservative leverage, predictable regulatory environments and high barriers to entry.

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IFM Investors is a global, investor-owned asset manager driven to make a positive difference. We operate from 12 offices, with dedicated Client Solutions teams in cities around the world.