The LGPS Central pool welcomed Partner Funds to Birmingham this week as we hosted our first Infrastructure Investment Summit, ‘Building our Investments’.
The event was attended by Pension Committee and Local Pension Board representatives as well as Pensions Officers, who learned about a wide range of infrastructure investment topics that pension funds can consider when taking investment decisions.
We were also pleased to welcome guests from JP Morgan, IFM Investors, Global Infrastructure Partners, Impax Asset Management, Hearthstone Investments and CBRE, who shared their expert opinions on investing in infrastructure.
LGPS Central Limited CEO Mike Weston, who co-hosted the event, said: “Infrastructure investment has many attractive characteristics, particularly its long-term and in many cases inflation-protected nature. It’s also true that the number of potential investment opportunities has grown, as the need to upgrade or build infrastructure assets globally has increased.”
Topics discussed during the day included an overview of the infrastructure market, different approaches to infrastructure investment, renewable infrastructure and the potential to include certain types of housing within the infrastructure asset class.
Mike Hardwick, LGPS Central Limited’s Director for Infrastructure, added: “We were pleased to see so many of our Partner Fund colleagues in attendance and to help them learn more about this important asset class. Many investors are looking to diversify their portfolios and infrastructure investment may provide attractive opportunities to do just that.”