It’s time to invest in infrastructure
Abstract: Recent natural disasters and a mounting backlog of deferred repairs and maintenance point to the need for significant infrastructure upgrades in the United States and elsewhere. With many governments still strapped for cash, the door is wide open for private investors to get involved in financing infrastructure construction and repair. Infrastructure funds can help investors do just that. This article shows that infrastructure funds may offer a safer, more dependable income stream than some other types of investment options. But these opportunities are accompanied by unique challenges. Exchange traded funds may be one answer.