Real Assets continue to see significant investor interest despite the lower returns that come with sectors that are "Hot" where opportunities to deploy capital become harder to find. This is certainly reflected in the work we are doing for Real Assets Investment firms across Origination, Portfolio Management and Asset Raising.
Cash yields are driving investors into infrastructure and other real asset categories, despite lower expected returns powered by all that capital moving into the sector. Overall, the amount of capital raised by infrastructure funds has been rising steadily since 2011, with $67.7 billion raised in 2017, a 10-year high and up from $65 billion the year before, according to London-based alternative investment research firm Preqin Ltd. In the first five months of 2018, some $24 billion was raised, Preqin data show. What's more, infrastructure managers have a record amount of committed but uninvested capital — $152.3 billion as of Sept. 30, 2017.