Infrastructure involves the ownership of physical assets. Investments in this asset class include highways, water and sewage systems, airports and railways, communication networks, electric grids and data centers. In addition, many governments have turned to public-private partnerships to help build and run important projects. These partnerships, as well as projects solely funded by private capital, offer investors the opportunity to benefit from infrastructure as an asset class.


We believe that there is an opportunity for institutional investors to investing in infrastructure – and a clear need for private investment. Key infrastructure assets worldwide require substantial funding, a large portion of which must come from the private sector. Firms providing this capital will be well placed to benefit.

Potential benefits of infrastructure investing


Yield potential via predictable cash flows


Low correlation to other asset classes


Partial inflation linkage


ESG alignment

Mercer’s approach to infrastructure investing


We look to exploit key secular trends when investing in infrastructure:


Shift from monetary to fiscal stimulus


Digitalization, data usage, and communication

Urbanization and Sustainability

Regulatory and corporate imperatives

Popular demographics

Increasing demand for infrastructure

We have been helping clients with infrastructure investing for 20 years’ and have over USD 11 billion in infrastructure assets under advisement.1 Talk to us to see how we could help you.

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1 As of June 30, 2021.


About Mercer’s assets under management and advisement figures


The assets under advisement data (AUA Data) reported here include aggregated assets under advisement for Mercer Investments L LC and their affiliated companies globally (Mercer). The AUA Data have been derived from a variety of sources, including, but not limited to, third-party custodians or investment managers, regulatory filings, and client self-reported data. Mercer has not independently verified the AUA Data. Where available, the AUA Data are provided as of the date indicated (the Reporting Date). To the extent information was not available as of the Reporting Date; information from a date closest in time to the Reporting Date, which may be of a date more or less recent in time than the Reporting Date, was included in the AUA Data. The AUA Data include assets of clients that have engaged Mercer to provide ongoing advice, clients that have engaged Mercer to provide project-based services at any time within the 12-month period ending on the Reporting Date, as well as assets of clients that subscribe to Mercer’s Manager Research database delivered through the MercerInsight® platform as of the Reporting Date.