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Edmond de Rothschild launches fund
18 July 2014
Asset manager launches its first infrastructure fund
Edmond de Rothschild
Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management has launched its
first infrastructure fund, Benjamin de Rothschild
Infrastructure Debt Generation (Bridge).
The fund has been set up as a French regulated senior
infrastructure debt product, targeting French institutional
"Infrastructure funding has been a major investment theme in
our family since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution,"
said Ariane de Rothschild, vice-chairman of the Edmond de
The Rothschild family has a history of infrastructure funding,
including their investment in projects like the Suez Canal
(1875) and Europe’s railway infrastructure.
The Bridge 2014-1 subfund will invest in France, the UK,
Benelux, Germany, Austria and Scandinavia.
Edmond de Rothschild will act as investment advisor to the
fund which will be managed by France Titrisation.
Infrastructure investments in Europe are expected to reach
more than €1.5trn by 2020, according to the EU
Strategy Report 2020 – Strategy for smart, sustainable
and comprehensive growth.