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The Difference Between Investing in Global Infrastructure vs U.S. Infrastructure

U.S. Infrastructure Investing is Different.  While direct investment in publicly listed civil infrastructure equities is common in European and Asian countries (we count over 50), the majority of U.S. civil[…]

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S&P Clean Energy Index adds Electric Utilities

The Radical Changes to the S&P Global Clean Energy Index (the “Index”) No One is Talking About Key Takeaways: Index is now 81 companies up from 30.* Utilities now 26%[…]

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Inflation Hedge: Consumer Staples or Energy Infrastructure?

High net worth investors have long included both consumer staples and pipeline and power utilities in their portfolios to capture higher dividend yields and growth that acts as a hedge[…]

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Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack and Shutdown

Updates on May 11th and 13th posted below Key Takeaways: This event, like winter storm Uri in Texas and California blackouts, highlights the need to invest in critical energy infrastructure[…]

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Polar Vortex, Texas Style

Key Takeaways: Any large-scale failure of the energy system in the U.S. will result in public policy changes that incentivize more capital spending and that is good for the regulated[…]

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California Blackouts Underscore the Need for Natural Gas to Facilitate Renewable Push

Key Takeaways: California’s electric grid operator was forced to implement rotating blackouts in August 2020 when a heat wave across the Western US caused demand to exceed supply which can[…]

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Index Definitions

  • Alerian MLP Index (AMZ) – A composite of the most prominent energy master limited partnerships calculated by Standard & Poor’s using a float-adjusted market capitalization methodology on a price-return basis.
  • PHLX Utility Sector Index (UTY) – Philadelphia Stock Exchange Utility Index is a market capitalization-weighted index composed of geographically diverse public utility stocks.
  • NAREIT Equity Index – An index of all publicly-traded, tax-qualified real estate investment trusts that are Equity REITs as determined and compiled by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. (NAREIT).
  • S&P 500 Index – A capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks. This Index is designed to measure performance of the broad domestic economy through changes in the aggregate market value of 500 stocks representing all major industries.
  • S&P 500 Energy Index – An index which includes the stocks in the energy sector of the S&P 500 Index.
  • S&P 500 Utilities Index – An index which includes the stocks in the utilities sector of the S&P 500 Index.

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