Investors can capitalize on that trend with an increasing number of internationally focused exchange traded funds. Fortunately for conservative investors, playing the global infrastructure theme does not mean having to incur the increased volatility of a pure emerging markets fund because several global infrastructure ETFs feature deep developed markets exposure.
“The FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure ETF, attracted $125 million over the same period. It allocates around 30% each to communication and energy, with 26% in transportation and the remaining 15% split evenly between utilities and government outsourcing,” adds CityWire.
The American Society of Civil Engineers estimated that $3.32 trillion in infrastructure investments will be required between 2016 and 2025. Infrastructure financing is among the major issues for current presidential candidates.
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