The fund was established in July 2010. The US$1 billion milestone comes as real assets play an ever-more important role in portfolios.
AMP Capital Institutional Investor Report found nearly 20 per cent of investors plan to increase their allocation to listed infrastructure, listed real estate and real estate investments trusts in 2014.
Tim Humphreys, AMP Capital Head of Global Listed Infrastructure, stated:
"Listed infrastructure bridges the gap between equity and debt in traditional asset allocation and is a flexible tool to use when constructing a diversified portfolio. It is a rapidly-growing asset class due to its unique features such as steady returns throughout the cycle, low correlation to global equities, lower volatility, high dividend yields and liquidity.
"Investors in the AMP Capital Global Listed Infrastructure Fund also like our unique philosophy of investing primarily in 'core and pure' listed infrastructure assets and focusing on both valuation and quality at the stock level to help deliver investors strong returns and downside protection. Some of the opportunities the fund offers are exposure to the game-changing shale gas and oil revolution and its global impact as well as the explosion in mobile data and the increasing importance of water around the world.
"This milestone reflects the expertise of our global investment team, which offers unique insights into the assets and companies we invest in as well as stock markets in general, and our proven investment approach. It also marks another highlight for the fund this year following the launch in April of AMP Capital's UCITS platform. The platform is giving a new audience of global investors the chance to access the benefits of listed infrastructure through our fund."
Among the 'core and pure' assets the Global Listed Infrastructure Fund invests in are water utilities, oil and gas storage and transport, transmission and distribution, social infrastructure, toll roads, airports and ports. The assets are located across a diversified range of regions. The investment team, which draws from the strength of AMP Capital's 25-year history of investing in infrastructure, is located in Sydney, London and Chicago and, combined, has more than 97 years of related industry experience.