We began investing in real assets, including infrastructure, in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, when our teams identified significant price dislocations in these asset classes. Since then, we have built a team devoted to pursuing a number of real assets strategies in both debt and equity.

These strategies target a variety of high-quality real assets, including energy and infrastructure assets, in addition to other asset classes like shipping, aviation and renewable energy. We target investments expected to produce yield alongside capital appreciation, that are structured to provide downside protection. Consistent with Wafra’s investment philosophy, there is an emphasis on strong alignment between our capital and operating partners.

Our real assets team also partners with other institutional investors and operators, often leveraging our network of strategic partnerships as well as other sovereign and pension funds, to access opportunities. We embrace complexity and use deal structuring to enhance returns, maintain value and assert governance rights.

We embrace structural complexity and niche assets, achieving greater value and, ultimately, better returns.