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PFI yield allure endures

PFI yield allure endures

While PFI has been a political hot potato over recent years, it has also established itself as a hot area for private investors, who can access PFI returns through a number of specialist closed-end funds as well as indirectly through construction companies holding operational PFI assets. It's easy to see why investors have been drawn to this area. PFI funds on average yield a healthy 5 per cent, income is government backed and inflation linked, and shares in funds exposed to PFI were resilient through the credit crunch. What's more, two recent government announcements underpin the investment case.

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