Achieving the Investment Plan for Europe's €315bn ambition

Infrastructure investment offers an attractive asset-liability match because it allows for substantial investments with steady returns over decades. On average, IIGCC members seek to allocate 8% of their assets to infrastructure. In recent years investors have fallen short of this target. It can be increased – if the conditions are right. This paper, directed at policy-makers, recommends 12 fixes to greatly increase infrastructure investment in Europe. It also offers a short introduction to the investment process for policy-makers designing the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).