ii fund spotlight: FTF ClearBridge Global Infrastructure Income

Defensive and diversifying income

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Listed infrastructure refers to publicly traded companies that own and operate infrastructure assets, such as airports, energy and water utilities, or railways.

The asset class has historically been defined by consistent, inflation-linked earnings growth through economic cycles with lower volatility versus broader equities. The sector has diversifying qualities that are attractive in today's economic environment. ii fund spotlight: Scottish Mortgage investment trust For example, utilities especially are defensive in nature as pricing mechanisms are often protected by regulatory contracts, meaning price increases can be passed on to users. This protects companies' top lines from inflationary forces and means earnings grow slowly but stea...

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