Smart Cities: Investing in the Future

Smart city projects held back by inability to solicit private investment holds, The Economist Intelligence Unit report finds.

In a report, written by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and sponsored by Invesco, experts explore the dynamics of smart city infrastructure, real estate and transportation. The EIU research reveals:

  • Traditional infrastructure financing models may not work well for smart cities, so cities must look at different financing models to attract private investors.
  • Barriers to smart city creation and success will vary by market type.
  • The return on investment and the definition of success may differ based on societal and financial perspectives.
  • Mature financial markets and well-established regulatory systems are critical to allowing innovation and investment to thrive.

Colleagues from various Invesco investment teams share their thoughts on smart city transportation, real estate and infrastructure in the below white papers:

  • Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Predicting Urban Evolution
  • The End of Traffic Jams?

The EIU Briefing paper on this site was produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit. While every effort has been taken to verify the accuracy of this information, The Economist Intelligence Unit Ltd. cannot accept any responsibility or liability for reliance by any person on this report or any of the information, opinions or conclusions set out in this report. This document is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation of any investment strategy or product for a particular investor. Investors should consult a financial advisor/financial consultant before making any investment decisions. The findings and views expressed in the report do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor. These opinions may differ from Invesco investment professionals. Invesco is not affiliated with The Economist Intelligence Unit.

The use of environmental and social factors to exclude certain investments for non-financial reasons may limit market opportunities available. Further, information used to evaluate environmental and social factors may not be readily available, complete or accurate, which could negatively impact the ability to apply environmental and social standards.

The above video was produced by (E) BrandConnect for Invesco. Invesco is not affiliated with (E) BrandConnect. These are the personal views of Rohit Aggarwala and Darin Turner as of October 25, 2018 and may differ from those of other Invesco investment professionals. The views stated are for information purposes only and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.

The video is provided for educational & informational purposes only and is not an offer of investment advice or financial products.