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6 Reasons To Invest In Infrastructure

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Infrastructure is essential to global economic growth. It encompasses various necessities including roads, highways, water and wastewater lines. It also includes more recent constructs including wireless towers, renewable power and satellites.

As the world’s population grows and technology continues to advance, there is an ongoing need to update and build out new infrastructure to ensure transportation networks, electrical systems and other facilities can keep ​​​​​​​up with and support evolution in the global economy and continual global population growth.

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Why invest in infrastructure?

Infrastructure assets tend to share a number of key attributes that make them attractive for long-term investors seeking income and growth. These include:

These features combine to make infrastructure an attractive investment, one with predictable revenue streams that are contracted out for long periods of time and resistant to competitive threats and economic downturns. Growth prospects for the future are driven not only by the need to maintain aging assets, but by the need to develop new assets that will better position economies to harness the growth potential coming from new technologies.

RBC Quant Global Infrastructure Leaders ETF (RIG) provides access to a globally diversified portfolio of listed infrastructure companies in a single ETF. This ETF also offers:

  • Potential for stable, regular monthly income – expected gross portfolio yield of 4-5%
  • Potential to benefit from growing demand in infrastructure investments
  • Low Management Fee of 0.55%
  • Proprietary rules-based, multi-factor investment approach to maximize risk-adjusted returns

Read our white paper Global infrastructure: Paving the road to income and growth to learn more about investing in infrastructure.

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