IHS Markit, a provider of critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced the launch of the Markit iBoxx Infrastructure indices spanning infrastructure corporate bonds across USD, GBP and EUR investment grade and USD high yield.
We are delighted to satisfy this industry demand with our latest indices.
The indices include companies in the energy, telecommunications, transportation and utilities sectors and use a targeted classification system, which provides investors with a dedicated benchmark for tracking the performance of infrastructure investments that meet specific criteria.
Deutsche Asset Management collaborated with Markit iBoxx on the development of the indices by providing research and market expertise on infrastructure debt.
Ibrahim Kara, director of index research at IHS Markit, commented: “The evolution of infrastructure investing has now reached the stage where it has become crucial to have access to high quality performance benchmarks that measure and track a wider investment opportunity. We are delighted to satisfy this industry demand with our latest indices.”
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Growth in Infrastructure Investments
Infrastructure investments continue to attract increasing investor attention due to the established link with long-term economic growth which has been further fuelled by growth in outstanding infrastructure debt of over 60% in the last five years.
As a provider of fixed income and macroeconomic indices, IHS Markit calculates over 17,000 indices globally with over $100 billion in ETF assets being linked to iBoxx indices.
The company recently announced a merger between IHS and Markit, culminating in IHS Markit earlier this month, as reported by Finance Magnates.
Deutsche Asset Management provides client solutions covering private equity infrastructure, listed infrastructure and infrastructure debt giving investors access to economic sectors such as transportation and telecommunications which are critical to the basic functioning of local and global economies.
Jorge Rodriguez, Head of Infrastructure Debt, Deutsche Asset Management, added: “The new Markit iBoxx infrastructure indices provide investors with additional transparency to evaluate infrastructure debt risk and return from several perspectives,namely sector, credit quality, duration, geography, and currency which allows them to underwrite infrastructure investments globally.”