Edmond de Rothschild launches fund

Edmond de Rothschild launches fund

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 investors.

“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 Rothschild Group. 

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.