Independent Investment Advice

Leverage the experience and skill of senior, independent professionals, acting as trusted investment advisers to your team.

Given the ever-increasing complexity of modern investment and pension fund management, as well as the obvious conflicts of interest that many of the service providers are subject to, the requirement for independent investment advisers has never been higher. The MJ Hudson Investment Advisory team provides senior, independent, and highly experienced individuals to work with the asset owner as a trusted investment adviser. We aim to offer unconflicted and unconstrained investment advice.

Through the provision of highly experienced individuals we aim to assist institutional asset owners in managing their investments and achieving their investment goals.

Better investment knowledge should enable the asset owner to make better long term decisions. Many of our advisory contracts are fixed price and long-term in nature.


The Paradox of Infrastructure Investing: At the Crossroads

Over the last decade, the search for yield in a zero-interest rate environment and greater portfolio diversification have fuelled investor interest in private market assets, leading to global assets under management (AuM) almost trebling. Whilst the rise in popularity of private equity and private credit has been openly discussed, infrastructure has not received such wide coverage: it remains a small percentage of aggregate private capital assets but capital flows into the asset class have nevertheless been substantial, increasing more than threefold over a 10-year period, with its share of total private markets AuM growing from approximately 5% in 2008 to 9% in 2018[1].

With this increase in appetite, has come a rise in the number of infrastructure mega funds – typically, a reliable indicator that an asset class is entering the mainstream. Historically, infrastructure investment was dominated by banks, governments and those with specialist operating knowledge. This is no longer the case, as we shall see. Is that a good thing? If so, what are the strategies for success and the pitfalls to be avoided? Our report covers the following:

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