i3 Transportation Webinar with JP Morgan Asset Management

Transportation: An ‘Investable’ Asset Class?


Global Transportation Assets

Global transport industry assets can be broadly defined as aircraft, energy logistics, equipment, maritime, rail, and vehicles. The assets are critical components of global supply chain networks and carry essential cargoes.

In partnership with J.P. Morgan Asset Management, this webinar:

  • Explored the fundamental pinning of global transportation assets
  • Examined how resilient these assets were in 2020
  • Differentiated core+ and opportunistic assets
  • Discussed their role and performance in a diversified portfolio

Transcript (with timings)

3:00 –Defining transportation assets

7:15 – Why is transportation a more attractive investment now?

11:06 – Opportunity to be a lessor in the transportation sector, in addition to being a provider of capital

14:12 – Impact of pandemic on global supply chains

18:52 – Increased cost due to supply chain problems in the transportation industry

20:38 – What is the significance of the Suez Canal incident?

25:29 – Transportation assets are considered big emitters of carbon. How can they fit in investors’ portfolios, given the importance considerations of ESG and carbon neutrality?

27:34 – Comparing carbon emission statistics for transportation vs other industries

29:56 – Both maritime and aviation industries are heavily regulated and making progress in the ESG space.

31:04 – Impact of the Biden infrastructure bill on transportation

32:36 – Potential for transportation to service the growing offshore wind power generation industry

35:20 – Rise of renewables and emergence of new transportation

40:26 – Portfolio construction: Role of transportation assets within the infrastructure portfolio


Presenter: Anurag Agarwal, Head of Portfolio Management, Global Transportation Group, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Moderator: Teik H. Tan, Executive Director, Investment Innovation Institute [i3]