How the fund works
The Irish Infrastructure Fund provides institutional investors globally with a unique opportunity to invest in the Irish infrastructure sector. The fund focuses on infrastructure assets being privatised by the government and commercial state enterprises, privately-owned infrastructure assets and new investment projects. It aims to provide longer term investors with a stable return, from a combination of income yield and capital growth, by investing in a portfolio of infrastructure assets which underpin the Irish economy.
How does the fund meet investor needs?
Seeks to provide a combination of income yield and capital growth, over a longer term horizon.
The Irish Government has publicly committed to raising €3 billion from the sale of publicly owned assets by the end of 2013, enabling the fund to offer infrastructure investors a unique opportunity.
AMP Capital has been investing in infrastructure for over 20 years and has significant experience investing in, financing and managing infrastructure related assets.
Cyclone Wind Farms, Ireland
Sector: Green energy
Acquisition date: 2012
The Fund's seed investment, Cyclone Wind Farms, has generated a strong return since its acquisition. The Fund holds 75% of wind farm in the Republic of Ireland (53.4MW) and 80% of a wind farm portfolio in Northern Ireland (50.6MW). This attractive investment has a strong cash yield with a projected 10 year average yield of around 10% p.a. The Fund is now well positioned to invest in additional wind farm assets across Ireland.
What are the key risks associated with the fund?
Risks specific to the fund include general business and investment risks, liquidity risks from holding property and other direct assets, risks pertaining to sectoral and geographic concentration of investments, as well as market, private equities, suspension of dealing, regulatory, currency, taxation, reliance on key portfolio managers, debt, operational, environmental, construction, contract, failure to fully invest, toll rate and custody risks.
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