Some 64.5% of infrastructure investors intend to increase investment in the sector in the next three to five years, according to a new survey sponsored by the Global Infrastructure Hub, a G-20 initiative.
An additional 24.4% expect to maintain their current allocations, 8.5% are unsure, 1.2% do not plan to invest in infrastructure and the rest plan to reduce their allocations.
This is the first time the group conducted the survey.
EDHEC Infrastructure Institute-Singapore sponsored the survey of 184 infrastructure investors, half of which are asset owners and the remainder, infrastructure managers, development banks, rating agencies and consultants.
Some 80.5% of all respondents indicated asset owners prefer unlisted infrastructure investment strategies, while 19.5% said investors prefer listed infrastructure. More respondents said asset owners prefer indirect investment (55.2%) over direct investment (44.8%).
Forty-eight percent of asset owners trust valuations reported by their infrastructure managers; 28% do not trust valuations reported by their infrastructure managers; and the remainder, 24%, are not sure.