Presentation event of the third year research results
Despite the negative effects caused by the pandemic in 2020, infrastructure has proved to be a very resilient asset class. Investors have not changed their attitude in committing a stable – and in some cases an even larger – amount of resources to this asset class. To a certain extent, this does not come as a surprise considering the typical features of infrastructure: a long life cycle, stable cash flows, inflation protection, illiquidity and regulatory risk.
Yet, these same features pose an important challenge to research dedicated to the asset class. Being infrastructure investors exposed to a long term investment horizon, it is important to understand the equilibrium price dynamics and the variables that influence them. The understanding of these long term relations is key to define strategic asset allocation choices and to tactically modify the portfolio composition in response to the deviations from equilibrium prices.
The Event presents the results of the third of the five-year research plan carried out under the Antin IP Associate Professorship in Infrastructure Finance and focuses on the long term dynamics of equilibrium prices for the infrastructure asset class.
A panel of discussants will follow the presentation of the results of the research pointing on the scenario opened by the outbreak of the pandemic and on the expected future developments and opportunities for the asset class.