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Global Infrastructure

Our mission is to be an infrastructure partner of choice by making and managing investments which have historically shown to deliver consistently attractive results to clients through the passion of our people, depth or our experience and strength of our global relationships.

We specialise by sector and seek out the right deals. We have a solid track record across market cycles using a disciplined investment process, focused on delivering long-term value and capital preservation within sustainable robust capital structures.[1] We have one objective, to deliver predictable outcomes for our clients.

  • A significant global player - A$9.7bn1 AUM including 12 direct investments2.
  • Proven track record - 11-year track-record of consistent returns1.
  • Stable, experienced sector centric team - 38 experienced infrastructure professionals1 located in Brisbane, Sydney, New York and London.  Our stable team is led by founding partners.
  • 'Active-Core' strategy - We identify relative value across core assets.  Our deep sector focus drives value.
  • Active asset management - Value driven from active management, stakeholder engagement and selecting appropriate internal management teams.  We create value through leadership positions of control or strong influence.
  • Focused origination drives quality pipeline - Our targeted approach aims to deliver more than 100 opportunities each year. We pursue opportunities where there is the ability to differentiate.


1As at 30 June 2017. The number of direct investments reflects the number of acquisitions sourced and currently managed by QIC.  


[1] Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.


what we believe

We believe client outcomes drive everything. Our approach is underpinned by the following investment philosophy and beliefs:

  • We know the primacy of meeting our clients’ objectives, our role as a fiduciary and the importance of robust portfolio construction
  • We seek to understand macro themes and market/industry cycles given the duration of infrastructure assets
  • We find relative value through a dedicated asset class sector focus, by deconstructing industry value chains
  • We create value for our clients through active management and detailed business planning and implementation
  • We understand the importance of Environmental, Social and Governance principles and alignment with key stakeholders

We believe in the right deal, not the hot deal, we invest with a long-term mindset and are not driven by short term temptations. This is how we produce outcomes.

 

Approach

We are active at every stage of the investment process. Our Active-Core strategy focused on seeking attractive infrastructure assets, and through positions of strong influence or majority control, optimise them for the investor and the customer. We buy businesses – not assets.

We have a sector-centric approach in the core infrastructure sectors of transport, energy and utilities, and PPP/social. By deeply understanding sectors on a global basis we take a more informed view of risk, return and pricing for every asset that we acquire, manage and prepare to sell.

We focus on infrastructure projects in OECD countries exhibiting predictable cash flows, sustainable competitive advantages and operating in well-defined regulatory environments.

In a highly-contested market, paying fair value for assets is essential for delivering optimal client outcomes. We are selective in our deal origination and leverage our global networks of co-investors (including sovereign wealth funds and pension plans), intermediaries and strategic partners.

We believe environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors will have an increasingly material impact on the long-term returns of investment portfolios. We are committed to delivering strong, long-term investment performance to our clients and considering ESG factors is part of our investment decision-making process. In 2017, we achieved an A+ rating from the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). You can access the full report here.

 

Solutions

Clients can access our direct infrastructure capability through segregated mandates as well as pooled products.

  • Separately Managed Accounts
  • QIC Global Infrastructure Fund
  • QIC Infrastructure Portfolio

Our pooled products target attractive risk-adjusted returns through equity and equity-related investments in infrastructure assets and related companies, primarily located in developed OECD counties.      


RED PAPERS

Our detailed thinking from deep research into the issues and opportunities facing global infrastructure.

BLOCKCHAIN IS KNOCKING AT INFRASTRUCTURE’S DOOR

CLIMATE CHANGE: BUILDING RESILIENCE IN INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS

TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTIONS AFFECTING INFRASTRUCTURE (PART 1)

TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTIONS AFFECTING INFRASTRUCTURE (PART 2)

REIMAGINING INFRASTRUCTURE AMID TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE

 

GI INSIGHTS

Our thoughts on specific investment, industry and regulatory issues impacting infrastructure.

ESG AND THE PORT OF MELBOURNE

MITIGATING INFRASTRUCTURE RISK WITH PARAMETRIC INSURANCE

SUMMARY OF THE FINKEL REVIEW

THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF INFRASTRUCTURE AS A CORE ASSET CLASS

THE NEW SILK ROAD – SHIFTING THE ECONOMIC CENTRE OF THE WORLD EAST

 

 

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Source: PEI Infrastructure Investor as published in the 2014 Annual Review. PEI Infrastructure Investor Awards are awarded based on reader polls on www.infrastructureinvestor.com. Readers may register only one vote and may not vote for either themselves or their firm.

The Asset Asian Awards are awarded based on a stringent methodology that is combined with a rigorous approach in selecting the best institutions and individuals operating in Asia. The honours are adjudicated by The Asset's Board of Editors and the Asset Benchmark Research team who collectively have several decades worth of experience evaluating awards in Asia.

For the methodology of the IJGlobal Awards please visit www.ijglobal.com.

The information provided should not be deemed a recommendation to invest.

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