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Infrastructure trusts: cheap opportunity or political target?

Infrastructure trusts: cheap opportunity or political target?

Infrastructure investment trusts have been extremely popular with private investors due to their predictable long-term income streams. These are derived from investments including public-private partnerships (PPP) and private finance initiative (PFI) projects such as the construction and operation of schools, hospitals and transport. But at the Labour party conference last September, shadow chancellor John McDonnell pledged to “bring existing PFI contracts back in-house”, sparking a sharp derating across the infrastructure sector.

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