Investment in infrastructure set to rise as insurers seek yield

Swiss Re infrastructure deal shows developing appetite of insurers to finance long-term projects


Insurers are expected to increase their investment in infrastructure projects as they seek higher-yielding assets and concerns about harsh regulatory treatment fade.

Last week, Swiss Re said it would make a $500 million (£310 million) investment in senior secured infrastructure projects based in the UK and northern Europe. The reinsurer said infrastructure debt offered an alternative to long-term investments in other assets, such as government bonds where yields have been very low recently.


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