In our latest interview for our Perspectives on Infrastructure series we've spoken with Philip Kent, lead adviser at Gravis to GCP Infrastructure Investments Limited, about the appeal of infrastructure as an asset class.   Whilst he observes the different impact the pandemic has had between assets that rely on cashflows based on the availability of assets – such as schools and hospitals – versus those that are reliant on usage, such as ports, airports and leisure centres, it's clear that there remains significant appetite for investors to deploy capital in this market.

In line with others we have spoken to as part of this series, Philip agrees that investors are looking for policy clarity from the government, both around the size of the role  there is for private investors to play in funding the growth and development of new infrastructure assets, and the form of support mechanisms which will attract that investment.