London, 16 November 2009
Macquarie Funds Group, the asset management arm of Macquarie Group, has launched the Macquarie Global Infrastructure Growth Plan (the Plan), providing UK investors with the potential for defensive long-term capital growth and annual income combined with partial capital protection.
The Plan provides investors with the opportunity to diversify their portfolio by gaining exposure to the global infrastructure sector. Exposure to the infrastructure sector can be relevant for portfolio construction and investment allocation for investors focusing on long-term wealth planning, diversification, inflation protection and defensive investing. The Plan is open for investment until 17 December 2009.
Investors have the opportunity to benefit from any increase in the level of the S&P Global Infrastructure Index™, which measures the performance of the listed infrastructure market by reference to 75 listed infrastructure companies diversified geographically and by sector*.
‘’Given the essential nature of infrastructure, demand for its creation and maintenance continues to rise. Investors have recognised this opportunity and infrastructure is now an established asset class globally. Macquarie is offering UK investors tailored access to this asset class through the Macquarie Global Infrastructure Growth Plan,’’ said Philipp Graf, Head of the UK Investment Solutions & Sales team of Macquarie Funds Group.
“The pay-off profile of the Macquarie Global Infrastructure Growth Plan has been specifically designed to reflect the underlying characteristics of infrastructure assets represented in the S&P Global Infrastructure Index™. The Plan will enable investors to add infrastructure exposure to their portfolios for diversification and long-term wealth planning purposes,“ Mr Graf added.
Macquarie Funds Group is focused on increasing its product offerings to UK intermediaries and investors. The Macquarie Global Infrastructure Growth Plan is the first Structured Investment product added to its existing Managed Funds range. For further information please refer to www.macquarie.co.uk/structuredinvestments.